BARNSLEY Hospice is encouraging the people of Barnsley to make a will as part of a campaign.

Make a Will Month, which runs throughout February, is an annual initiative that helps support patient care.

Several local solicitors will be offering their time for free by waiving their fees during the month in exchange for a donation to the hospice.

Julie Watts, a healthcare assistant in the inpatient unit at Barnsley Hospice, made her will during Make a Will Month last year.

“Making a will is something you don’t really think about when everything is OK, so this campaign really prompted me to get on with it,” she said.

“Not only is it a great way to get your affairs in order, but you’ll also be supporting the hospice which relies on the generosity of local people. I would urge others thinking of making a will to sign up to the Barnsley Hospice Make a Will

Month during February. It’s a simple process which makes a real difference to you and the hospice too.”

The participating Barnsley solicitors include Best Solicitors, Ison Harrison Solicitors and Peace Legal Limited.