West Midlands Law Firms Support Local Children for Make a Will Month

Solicitors from across the West Midlands are taking part in a charity campaign to help support local children and their families in the area.

Selected law firms are supporting Acorns Children’s Hospice by joining the charity’s Make a Will Month this October by offering a free Will writing service.

Individuals taking part will then be invited to make a voluntary donation towards Acorns vital work caring for children and young people with life limiting and life threatening conditions.

Solicitors taking part in Acorns Make a Will Month include:

  • Countrywide Protection, Walsall, Black Country (home visits available)
  • Dunham McCarthy, Cannock (home visit service)
  • Sutton & Co. Solicitors, Sutton Coldfield
  • Redlake, Tamworth, Birmingham (home visits available)
  • Kensington Square, Wolverhampton (home visits available)

Ben Gilchrist, Legacy and In Memory Manager at Acorns, said: “We are extremely grateful to these firms for supporting Acorns Make a Will Month. The month highlights the importance of making a Will, allowing you to plan for your future and ensure your loved ones are taken care of.

“It’s something everyone should do but is something that is very easy to put off. Acorns Make a Will Month is an excellent opportunity to start that process and help us continue our vital work caring for children and families.”

Acorns Children’s Hospice offers a network of specialist palliative for babies, children and young people with life limiting and life threatening conditions, as well as support for their families.

It costs the charity £27,000 per day to provide its care and services and it relies heavily on the generosity of local businesses and the community for the majority of this amount.

To start the Will making process, visit www.acorns.org.uk/makeawillmonth


Photo caption: Law firms from across the region are taking part in Acorns Make a Will Month. Pictured is Ben Gilchrist.

For more information or for interview, photograph or filming opportunities, contact the PR and Communications team:

David Chamberlain: 01564 825020 / 07817 612422 / david.chamberlain@acorns.org.uk
Nicki Robinson: 01564 825062 / 07814 302153 / nicki.robinson@acorns.org.uk

Notes to editors:

Due to the sensitive nature of Acorns care services it refrains from using the words ‘terminal’ or ‘terminally ill’ in its press releases and public communications when describing the children who use Acorns and the conditions that they have. Instead, Acorns uses the words ‘life limited’, ‘life limiting’, or ‘life threatening’. Acorns kindly requests that you respect this in your communications when referring to Acorns Children’s Hospice. Acorns children have a lot of living to do. Thank you.

• It costs £27,000 every day to run Acorns services providing care for children and support for their families. The charity relies heavily on donations to fund the majority of its activities.

• To find out more about Acorns, please visit www.acorns.org.uk