Charity Calls for Law Firms to Join Its Annual ‘Make a Will Month’

A charity which provides vital care and support for some of the most vulnerable children and families across the West Midlands is appealing for law firms to join its annual ‘Make a Will Month’ scheme.

Each year Acorns Children Hospice invites local law firms to become ‘Make a Will Month’ partners by providing a free will writing service throughout the month of October.

Members of the public who sign up for the scheme are then invited to leave a gift to Acorns in their Will towards Acorns vital work caring for children and young people with life limiting and life threatening conditions.

Ben Gilchrist, Legacy and In Memory Manager at Acorns, said: “Make a Will Month is a great way for local law firms to give back by playing a crucial role in Acorns fundraising efforts.

“It’s also an opportunity for firms to find potential new clients. It’s not just about wills; it introduces clients to other legal services they may want or need in the future.”

Amid the current challenges facing the nation, Acorns is continuing to provide emergency and end of life hospice care as well as emotional and practical support to hundreds of families who are in strict isolation at home.

In March, the charity published its emergency response for Covid-19, prioritising care for the most vulnerable children and their families and setting aside its hospice in the Black Country for children from local hospitals with complex care needs to help acute trusts maximise their intensive care capability.

As well as this, the charity temporarily closed its hospice in Birmingham and offered the facility for use in the emergency response.

Acorns needs the support of the community and local businesses as much as ever as it continues to care for some of the region’s most vulnerable families and support the NHS.

To discuss becoming an Acorns Make a Will Month partner, please call on 01564 825039 or email

Are you a local solicitor who can help?

Make a difference to local children and families by joining Acorns Make a Will Month scheme in October


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

David Chamberlain: 01564 825020 / 07817 612422 /
Nicki Robinson: 01564 825062 / 07814 302153 /

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.
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