Make a Will in aid of The Hospice of St Francis

Ensure that your loved ones are taken care of and support The Hospice of St Francis this October by writing or amending your Will as part of the Hospice’s Make a Will Month.

During Make a Will Month, participating local solicitors will kindly waive their usual fees in return for a donation to The Hospice of St Francis so that they can continue to help over 2,000 people to live their precious lives well. Last year, over £15,000 was raised for local hospice care.

This year you can write or update a Will for a suggested donation of £175 for a standard* will or £250 for a joint/mirror will, at participating solicitors in Chesham, Amersham, Berkhamsted, Harpenden and St Albans. Typically, the cost of Will writing is much higher than these suggested donation amounts.

Jacqueline Almond, Partner at IBB Solicitors LLP, Chesham, explains why making a Will is so important, “Make a Will Month is the perfect time to review what you want to happen to your assets when you are no longer here. Making a Will and reviewing it at each key life stage will ensure that your loved ones are looked after according to your wishes and if you do this during October, you will also be supporting the wonderful Hospice of St Francis.”

Aoife Burnell-Smith, Supporter Engagement Manager at the Hospice, adds, “Making a Will is such an important part of life planning but most of us keep putting it lower down the priority list.

“Make a Will Month provides a great opportunity to get that lingering task ticked off ‘to do’ list, whilst at the same time supporting The Hospice of St Francis. The peace of mind I felt after making a Will once my children were born was immense, and I really wish that reassurance for everyone.”

Anyone interested in taking part in Make a Will Month should contact the solicitors directly and quote ‘The Hospice of St Francis Make a Will Month’ when making an appointment.

For more information and a full list of participating solicitors, visit  


IBB Solicitors LLP, Chesham: Call Bethlee Jones on 01494 790035

Lennons Solicitors, Chesham: Call Rose Bobby on 01494 773377

Elite Law Solicitors, Amersham: Call Jan Gallagher on 01494 722326

Harrowell & Atkins, Berkhamsted: Call Karen Baldwin on 01442 865671

Machins Solicitors, Berkhamsted: Call Jonathan King on 01442 872311

Austins Penny & Thorne, Berkhamsted: Call James Houghton on 01442 872141

Abbey Law, St Albans: Call Afsana Akhtar on 01727 839162

Neves Solicitors LLP, Harpenden: Call Nina Gurra on 01582 715234

City Lawyers, St Albans: Call Louise Stradling on 01727 228890


*Fees may apply if the Will is not standard


*Neves Solicitors will charge their standard will writing fee and donate the entirety of the fee to us retrospectively.