Mogers Drewett, the West Country based law firm with offices in Bath, Sherborne, Wells and Frome, has succeeded in raising an astonishing £4,050 through its ‘Make A Will Campaign’ for the Dorothy House Hospice Care charity, which provides care and support for people with life-limiting illnesses.
Mogers Drewett teamed up with Dorothy House and the Bath Chronicle to organise the Make A Will Campaign to coincide with the sixth Dying Matters Awareness Week, which ran from 18th to 24th May. Dying Matters is a coalition of more than 30,000 members including NHS, voluntary and independent health and care organisations across England and Wales which aims to help people talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and to make plans for the end of life. The campaign saw Mogers Drewett offering readers of the Bath Chronicle a voucher which, on presentation, enabled them to have a simple single will or two simple mirror wills produced for less than half of the usual fee (£75 for a single will or £125 for two mirror wills), with all fees sent straight to Dorothy House to assist them in providing valuable care in our community.
Speaking about the successful campaign, Nicola Owen, a partner at Mogers Drewett said “End of life may be a difficult subject to think and talk about, but by making plans such as how you would like to be cared for and what you would like to happen after your death, you can ensure that your wishes are taken into account and can assist your loved ones at a most difficult time.
“During Make A Will week we encouraged people to take five simple steps; make a will; record your funeral wishes; plan your future care and support; and consider whether to register as an organ donor and tell loved ones your wishes. We are pleased that so many people took advantage of the offer and that we were able to raise so much money for our special local hospice, and in doing so support the amazing work it does in our community to help local people, their families and friends.
“We are so pleased with the response and the amount of money raised that we will repeat the initiative early next year to continue our support of the hospice.”
Helen Francis from Dorothy House said “We have worked closely with Mogers Drewett for a number of years, and are delighted with not only their help in raising awareness of ‘Dying Matters’, but also the incredible donation they made, which has helped us immensely.”
As an accredited member of the Law Society Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme, Mogers Drewett can provide advice on Lasting Powers of Attorney, Inheritance tax, Asset Protection and any other matters to ensure that you have all information relevant to planning for your future.