Irvine solicitors helped raise almost £35,000 from last year’s Make a Will campaign for the Ayrshire Hospice.

Make a Will Fortnight, which has run for eight years and raised £175,000 in that time, allows supporters of the Ayrshire Hospice to make or update their will in exchange for a donation to the hospice.

This year’s Make a Will Fortnight takes place between October 14-25 and gives you the opportunity to make or update your Will in exchange for a donation to the hospice and to take part all you need to do is arrange an appointment with one of the participating solicitors, which you can view on the Ayrshire Hospice website.

Supporting solicitors will be able to guide anyone interested through the process and collect your donation for the hospice. Last year over £960,000 was kindly left in bequests and legacies to the Ayrshire Hospice by people in their Wills.

Fiona Paton, Senior Fundraising Officer, Ayrshire Hospice: said: “We’re absolutely delighted and honoured to have the support of so many solicitors’ offices all across Ayrshire and Arran. We recognise the amount of work that goes in during our Make a Will Fortnight and we are hugely indebted to them and their clients for their continued support.”

Just short of 400 wills were made last year during Make a Will Fortnight raising £34,222 for the Ayrshire Hospice. Solicitors across Ayrshire have been long committed in their support of the Make a Will campaign including McSherry Halliday, who have raised £40,177 for the hospice over the last eight years.

Catherine Morrow, Partner at McSherry Halliday, said: “The Partners and staff all recognise the significance of supporting the work of the hospice. All the funds raised stay in Ayrshire and directly benefit people in the local area. “Knowing that the donations we generate through our participation in the Make a Will fortnight are so appreciated is hugely rewarding and important to us as a local Ayrshire firm of solicitors.”

More information on the Make a Will Fortnight can be found in the how you can help section at