Collier Row legal eagles become eager beavers at charity fundraising
A firm of solicitors has helped raise �1,600 for patient care at St Francis Hospice by taking part in the charity’s Make a Will Fortnight.
Roger Philpot, of F Barnes Solicitors, Collier Row, visited the hospice to hand over a cheque from the company, which was one of the law firms that waived its fee for its will-writing service in favour of a donation to St Francis Hospice during the fortnight in March.
Mr Philpot, who has been a probate manager at F Barnes Solicitors for eight years, said: “We spread the word that we were supporting the hospice, and wrote about 30 wills during Make a Will Fortnight.
“We’re always keen to support the work of the hospice, so I’m delighted to hand over this donation.”
Susan Spencer, legacy giving executive at the hospice, said: “We’ve had a great response from our first Make a Will Fortnight, with 16 firms of local solicitors participating.
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“The hospice is grateful to F Barnes Solicitors for this generous donation, which will be put to good use in providing end-of-life care and support to members of our community with life- limiting illnesses and their families.”
So far, the initiative has raised just under �10,000 for the Havering-atte-Bower-based charity.
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For more info go to www.sfh.org.uk or call 01708 753319.