A SOLICITOR has spoken about the importance of making a Will in preparation for the hospice's Make A Will Month.

Alison Gregory, legal excutive at Best Solicitors on Church Street wants to help dispel the myth that making a Will is only for elderly people.

“I want to encourage anyone to make a Will, not just elderly people,” she said. “The pandemic has shown thrown everything we know about illnesses up in the air and we want to make sure that people are prepared for whatever eventuality.

“A lot of people think that you have to be in the last stages of your life to think about making a Will but that's not the case.

“I'd encourage anyone to make a Will because it can make a huge imact on who can and can't get your belongings and can aso help with things such as making your wishes known about childcare and other important aspects of your life.”

Alison said that people often get put off at the thought of making a Will, but that it can be changed or even destroyed in the future.

“If your wishes change, or you decide you no longer want a Will it can be altered or destroyed,” she said. “Nothing is set in stone, and it can be ammended as many times you need to.

“Families are complex, and making a Will ensures that your voice is heard no matter what.”

Alison's comments come as Barnsley Hospice gets ready to launch its Make A Will Month where residents can make a Will free of charge throughout February.

To find out more about the event, visit the Barnsley Hospice Facebook page.