PCB Solicitors Joins with Severn Hospice

A Shropshire law firm is launching a special month-long campaign that will enable local residents to protect their valuable possessions and assets whilst raising much-needed funds for a deserving charity.

During August, PCB Solicitors will waive the fee it usually charges to draw up a will in return for a charitable donation to support the work of Severn Hospice. The special offer, limited to the first 20 appointments made throughout the month at each branch, is aimed at raising funds for the charity which provides specialist care and support to people across Shropshire who are living with incurable illnesses such as cancer.

“Statistics regularly show that more than half of adults across the country don’t currently have a will in place,” Pauline Davies, Solicitor at PCB Solicitors, revealed. “This means that hard-earned assets and possessions may not actually be passed on to the loved-ones that they intend, causing a great deal of anxiety, confusion, and pain. For example, many married people believe their possessions automatically go to their partner, while parents assume their assets will go to their children, but depending on the circumstances, this might not actually be the case.”

To encourage residents throughout Shropshire to ensure their wills are up to date, the team at PCB Solicitors won’t charge its standard legal fee to prepare or update a basic will throughout the month, asking instead for people to make a donation to Severn Hospice.

“This is an ideal way for local people to get peace of mind knowing their assets and possessions will go where they really want them to, whilst at the same time helping to fund the essential work carried out by Severn Hospice, which provides vital support to local people during their time of greatest need. Appointments are limited to 20 places for August, so anyone interested in reserving a slot should get in touch as soon as possible by emailing [email protected],” Pauline added.

Norma Ross, Severn Hospice Appeals Director, said: “We are delighted that PCB Solicitors is fundraising for us through its Will Aid campaign and we hope many of our sponsors will take part and make a donation towards our work. Legacies or gifts that people leave in Wills are an important source of funding for the hospice, and whilst this is not a condition to participate in the Will writing scheme, we do hope that people will consider this as an opportunity to leave a lasting legacy to their local community for the future.”

The partnership between PCB Solicitors and Severn Hospice is similar to the annual Will Aid campaign, where every November, solicitors and will-writers across the country waive their fees in return for individuals making an equivalent charitable donation, with the proceeds divided amongst nine deserving causes, including Age UK, the NSPCC, Save the Children, and the British Red Cross. Will Aid 2012 saw more £1.9 million donated to worthy causes, while PCB Solicitors has been active supporters of the initiative for the past six years, raising thousands of pounds in the process.

PCB Solicitors LLP is a modern partnership, with offices in Shrewsbury, Broseley, Church Stretton, Craven Arms, Knighton, Ludlow, Telford, and Worcester. While they have origins back to 1860, the firm is forward-looking and offers a full range of legal advice for both individuals and businesses, including property, family advice and childcare matters, wills, trusts, probate and estate planning, accident and personal injury, litigation, criminal law and corporate and business law.

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