A LOCAL law firm is supporting the Ayrshire Hospice Make a Will Fortnight.

Taylor and Henderson Solicitors has signed up all five of its offices in Irvine, Kilwinning, Largs, Saltcoats, and West Kilbride to support the event, which takes place between October 16 and 31 this year.

As part of Make a Will Fortnight, the solicitors have very kindly agreed to waive their fee and write or update your Will in return for a donation to the hospice.

Andrew Blair, Associate at Taylor and Henderson, said “We are always delighted to support the Make a Will Fortnight organised by the Ayrshire Hospice.

“We find a number of clients put off making their Wills, but this scheme encourages them to do so whilst also supporting a local cause.

“Some of our staff also have personal experience or friends and relatives who have used the hospice and benefitted from the superb care it offers, which make the campaign all the more worthwhile for us.”

If you need to make or update your Will, why not do it during the Ayrshire Hospice Make a Will Fortnight?

All you need to do is contact a participating solicitor (full list available at www.ayrshirehospice.org/how-you-can-help/ make-a-will-fortnight/) and make an appointment with them, between Monday, October 16 and Tuesday, October 31.

Olive Lindsay, Senior Fundraising Officer at the Ayrshire Hospice, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have the support of the team at Taylor and Henderson Solicitors once again this year.

“We recognise the amount of work that all of our participating solicitors and their staff put in during our Make a Will Fortnight and we are hugely indebted to them and their clients for their continued support.

“The care provided by the Ayrshire Hospice is at no cost to the patient, however, it does require extensive, on-going fundraising support. It cost almost £7.4million last year to run all hospice services, including clinical, fundraising and support services – equating to approximately £20,000 per day.

Last year alone, our Make a Will Fortnight raised £27,111 with 404 wills being prepared; helping to fund all the hospice services for a whole day.”

For more information on Make a Will Fortnight, please contact Olive Lindsay in the Ayrshire Hospice fundraising team on 01292 288488 or email olive.lindsay@ayrshirehospice.org.