Swindon and Marlborough-based law firm Withy King has raised more than £7,000 for Prospect Hospice by offering its professional services free of charge in exchange for a donation to the charity.
More than 50 people asked Withy King to update or make their will in support of Prospect’s ‘Make a Will Month’, with the money that would usually have gone on professional fees donated to the Swindon-based hospice instead.
Mandy Casavant, pictured, a solicitor in the private client team at Withy King and a trustee of Prospect Hospice, said: “We were heartened by the support for the initiative and the generosity of everyone who took part. I think most people recognise how important it is to have a will and keep it updated, so being able to help raise money for such a worthwhile cause motivated them to come and see us sooner rather than later.
“We are pleased to continue to support Prospect in this way, and I’m delighted that we’ve been able to beat our previous fund-raising records.”
Prospect communications manager Andrew Thompson added: “We are hugely appreciative of the support Withy King and others have given to our Make a Will Month. The support of local businesses is crucial to our ability to deliver ongoing care and support to very ill people and their families and carers.”
Prospect has, for more than 30 years, provided the only dedicated end-of-life care service for the 300,000 people living in Swindon and North Wiltshire, as well as Fairford and Lechlade in Gloucestershire.
It provides care, comfort and confidence around the clock every day of the year. Last year its dedicated end-of-life care reached more than 1,600 people living with cancer and other serious conditions in the area.