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Make a Will and support Rainbows

8th April 2014
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East Midlands solicitors are offering a saving of more than 50 percent when making a Will to encourage people to leave a lasting legacy to Rainbows.

We have launched our Make a Will Month and want residents in the area to make a difference by supporting the campaign which runs throughout May.

For the month, selected solicitors will write a new single simple Will or update a current Will for £45 plus VAT. In recognition of the offer, we hope that people may wish to leave a gift to us when writing their Will.

Last year the care of one in five children at Rainbows was funded through gifts in Wills. If every one of our supporters left £100 in their Will, it would add up to more than £4.5million, enough to run the hospice for a whole year.

Patricia Brookes, director of fundraising at Rainbows, said: “We understand that people will most likely be thinking of their family and friends when making a Will, but by leaving a donation to Rainbows too, it can help us to continue providing care for the children and young people who rely on the Hospice.

“Even if you have a Will, which less than half of the UK population currently do, perhaps you would consider adding a codicil leaving a gift to Rainbows. All of the legacies we receive add up, no matter how small, and without your support, we simply wouldn’t be able to open our doors.

“The typical cost for writing a single Will is around £120 plus VAT so people who take part in our Make a Will Month will make a huge saving from the offset.”

Leaving a gift of £25 could pay for a music therapy session, giving a child or young person the opportunity to express themself through music, while a donation of £100 could help fund one day’s bereavement support for a family.

For more information on how you can support Rainbows Make a Will Month and to find a discounted solicitor, contact Helen Graham on 01509 638027, email Helen.Graham@rainbows.co.uk or visit www.rainbows.co.uk/wills