BARNSLEY residents are being urged to book an appointment for the hospice's Make a Will month next month.

Each year in February, Barnsley Hospice runs a Make a Will month where solicitors from acros the borough waive their fees to allow residents to create a will for free in exchange for a donation to the hospice.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the firms are offering video and phone appointments to anyone wishing to take part in the event.

Janet O'Hara, from the Barnsley Hospice fundraising team, said: “Make a Will Month is an important annual fundraiser which raises thousands of pounds for the hospice whilst, at the same time, encouraging people to sort out their wills, a job which so many of us put off.

“At the moment, face to face appointments aren’t possible, but our participating solicitors are still giving their time free of charge and talking to people over the phone or via video call.

“We hope as many people as possible will take the opportunity during lockdown to make a will and make a much-appreciated donation to patient care.”

Bookings are being taken now for the following solicitors:

  • Best Solicitors

  • Bury and Walkers LLP

  • Elmhirst Parker LLP

  • Ison Harrison Solicitors

  • Peace Legal Limited

  • Pennine Law Solicitors

  • Wosskow Brown LLP

To make an appointment for Make a Will month, contact the solicitors directly.