BRM Solicitors are offering a free will writing service in support of Derbyshire-based charity, Helen’s Trust’ as part of their 15th Year Anniversary celebrations.
During April, BRM will waive their fees for writing wills, and instead encourage clients to make a donation to Helen’s Trust.
Suggested donations are just £75 for a single will and £150 for a joint will.
The charity was established in 2001, and named after Helen Louise Lyon from Froggatt who sadly passed away with cancer, but due to a unique set of circumstances was able to achieve her wish of dying at home. She passionately believed that others should have that choice, and the charity was founded shortly after her funeral by members of her family and her doctor, Louise Jordan.
Helen’s Trust has a history of supporting people with terminal illness, deemed to be within their final 6 months of life, enabling them to achieve their wish of remaining at home at the end of their illness. The charity helps up to 150 people every year, providing care, equipment and support and will consider requests for anything that will make the difference in enabling someone to stay in their own home.
Founding Trustee and Chair of Helen’s Trust Board of Trustees, Dr Louise Jordan says: “It is amazing to think how fast things change in just 15 years. When the charity was set up, the great passion and determination to enable those who were terminally ill to stay in their own home was seen as ambitious.
“Now much publicity and research has been undertaken to support our vision. Yet sadly far too many people still are unable to stay in their own home, and often for the want of some imagination or flexibility or rapid response all of which Helen’s Trust prides itself on providing.”
Helen’s Trust Fundraising and Business Manager Zoe Woodward says:
“One great thing about supporting a local charity is that you know your efforts are impacting on the people who live around you. It is fantastic that BRM Solicitors are able to offer their support to us and encourage people to undertake the important task of making a will, whilst helping others in their community.”
Every pound raised can make a difference. £75 can fund 5 hours of care in the home. £150 will pay for a whole night of a carer sitting at home with someone with terminal illness, ensuring their family is able to rest, safe in the knowledge their loved one is in safe hands.
To book you appointment please visit https://www.brmlaw.co.uk/helenstrust, or telephone 01246 555111.
To find out more about Helen’s Trust visit their website www.helenstrust.org.uk.