Make Your Will Fortnight 2019
28 October - 8 November

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Calling all law firms!

We're looking for law firms to support this year's Make Your Will Fortnight. Our Make Your Will Fortnight campaign offers supporters the chance to write or update their Will in return for a suggested donation to Naomi House & Jacksplace, with the solicitors involved kindly giving their time free of charge. The annual event has run successfully since our first launch in 2011, raising over £19,000 in 2018. We're now planning this year’s event and need your support!

Whether you can help us with 5 booked appointments or collectively 30 between branches, absolutely every appointment counts and your assistance would be hugely appreciated. To help promote the solicitors who get involved, we produce advertising flyers and posters to accompany the campaign; and also promote it on our website, via social media, in our shops and through the local press and radio. By participating in our Make Your Will Fortnight we hope you would gain added publicity, new clients and the hope of future repeat business for the solicitors who supported us.

One of our previous participating solicitors from Berkshire said: “We have made some good contacts and have been instructed on some powers of attorney following on from the Wills. I have also been contacted by clients we met in previous years’ campaigns to renew their Wills or for other matters, so it’s worthwhile for us as a business as well as doing a good turn.”

Maybe you have multiple branches that you would like to get involved or maybe you work closely with another solicitor in your area, with whom you could recommend and would be happy to share appointments with. If you'd like to support our Make Your Will Fortnight, please get in touch with Shirlie Juliff-Smith from our fundraising team by emailing: shirlie.juliff-smith@naomihouse.org.uk or calling: 01962 760060.
 

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Will Makers

Book an appointment to make your Will with one of our participating solicitors during our Make Your Will Fortnight and have the writing fee waived in return for a donation to Naomi House & Jacksplace!

Perhaps you have a Will already, but need to make some updates? Have you recently moved house? Got married? Had a baby? Become grandparents? Recently retired? Making a Will is one of the things we all say "we'll do another day". This Make Your Will Fortnight (Monday 28 October - Friday 8 November), book your appointment to secure your loved ones' futures whilst supporting your local hospices.

How it works:

Get in touch direct with a participating solicitor between 28th October and 8th November (not before or after) and arrange a convenient date to visit. You do not have to have the appointment within these two weeks, you just need to call and book it within the fortnight. Participating solicitors will be announced on this page closer to the event - watch this space!

At the initial meeting, you'll explain what you want e.g. what assets you have and who you want to benefit. The solicitor will tell you if this can be done as a basic or standard Will. If it can, instead of paying the solicitor a fee, you will be asked to give a suggested donation to Naomi House & Jacksplace - suggested donations to be confirmed.

If what you need requires specialist advice that cannot be included under the scheme, the solicitor will advise of this and give a separate price for that work. All participating solicitors reserve the right to charge you a fee if your Will is not basic or standard.