Where there’s a will, there’s a way to give donation to hospice

Northumberland residents are being invited to make or update an important legal document and support a good cause at the same time.

Those who are taking advantage of this year’s Make a Will Month scheme for St Oswald’s Hospice, which is running to the end of June, include a 63-year-old woman who lives near Morpeth.

Thanks to participating solicitors across the region, it costs just £90 for a single will or £125 for a pair. The full fee is then donated to the charity, which provides specialist hospice care to adults, young people and children across the North East with life-limiting conditions.

Carol Hunter, from Longhirst, was a social worker for 43 years and spent the last five years on the bereavement team at St Oswald’s.

She said: “As I was due to retire, it seemed a good time to get my affairs in order and prepare for a new chapter in my life.

“My previous will was very out of date and although I have helped patients to arrange their own wills, I had just never got round to updating my own.

“Working with patients who are nearing the end of their lives, I have often seen what can happen if a will has not been made, and the complications that can arise.”

The participating solicitors include David Auld and Co, Carr and Co and RAW Clark and Co in Morpeth and Iain Nicholson and Co in Ponteland.