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People in Manchester and surrounding areas are invited to write or update their Will for no fee this November as part of Maggie’s Centres ‘Write a Will Month’.

Maggie’s, the charity that provides free practical, emotional and social support for people with cancer and their family and friends, is partnering with local Solicitors around the UK who will waive their Will Writing fee this November including the award-winning Gorvins Solicitors based in Stockport. Instead clients will be able to write or update their Will for free by making a donation to one of the Maggie’s centres.

Wills can cost anything up to £250 for a basic Will, and Maggie’s Centres received up to £1,000,000 from gifts left in Wills each year. The suggested minimum donation is £100 for a basic single Will, £150 for a joint Will, or £50 to update an existing Will.

Christine Thornley, Partner and Head of  Gorvins’ Wills, Trusts and Probate practice said: “We are hugely proud to support Maggie’s Manchester in ‘Write a Will Month’, especially as some of our employees, clients and family members have been affected by cancer and so understand the vital role Maggie’s plays at such a difficult and emotional time. Everyone should have a Will to ensure that your family and loved ones are looked after following your death. It doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive.”

Sinead Collins, Centre Head at Maggie’s Manchester, said “Maggie’s is completely funded by voluntary donations and gifts in Wills so schemes like this are so important to enable us to provide vital support to people affected by cancer in Manchester.”

To get involved please call Gorvins Solicitors on 0161 660 8641 or visit www.gorvins.com/maggies-will-month to speak to one of the team and make an appointment.

Gorvins Solicitors have one the largest and most qualified Wills, Trusts & Probate teams in the North West and so by collaborating with Maggie’s Centre for this initiative will give people access to qualified and reputable solicitors who have experience and knowledge of drafting secure and fully compliant Wills to give you and your family extra peace of mind.

Maggie’s relies on voluntary donations to support and grow its network of Centres and to develop its unique, high quality programme of support. The charity’s aim is to make the biggest difference possible to people living with cancer and their family and friends.

To find out more about Maggie’s Manchester, the programme of support the Centre offers or to get involved with fundraising visit www.maggiescentres.org/manchester