Solicitors offer free wills in return for donation to help Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s Excel Appeal

Kenneth Bush Solicitors is supporting the Excel Appeal. Names left to right: Sarah Fiddy, Eike Warre

Kenneth Bush Solicitors is supporting the Excel Appeal. Names left to right: Sarah Fiddy, Eike Warren, Julie Easter (Head of Private Client Department), Louise Dobie & Kirsten Wheeler. - Credit: Archant

A legal firm is encouraging people to make wills in exchange for a donation to a hospital's fundraising campaign.

Kenneth Bush Solicitors, based on King's Street, King's Lynn, has pledged to give 'Simple Wills' to customers who can choose how much they want to donate to Queen Elizabeth Hospital's Excel Appeal.

The appeal, supported by the EDP, aims to raise £50,000 for specialist equipment, such as falls prevention kit, recliner chairs, and dementia software, which will all improve the hospital's care of the elderly.

The Kenneth Bush scheme will run throughout the entire month of June. It is their second fundraising bid for the Excel Appeal after donating £1,000 last November.

Julie Easter, head of private clients at the company, said: 'A Simple Will is a straightforward will, for example we would see a husband and wife who would leave everything to the survivor and then it would go to their children, chosen charity, or other services. We hope to raise between £1,000-£2,000 from this.'

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Simple Wills usually cost more than £100 for one person.

'So many people don't have a will and there are many of those people who should make one,' Miss Easter said. 'Not having made a will can make things far more complicated when people are grieving.

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'People tend to have a romantic vision of life. They think they will get married, have children, and then on their death-bed they will say 'you can have this and you can have that', but it doesn't always work out that way.'

She said the company has decided to support the QEH for the next five years. 'A lot of people in this area will need services at the QEH and we engage with many people who are in their twilight years,' Miss Easter added.

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