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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