Greene & Greene lawyers, Martine Swaep and Sandra Bowden, with the support of Sue Wiseman, recently took part in the “Wills Weeks” scheme in support of St. Nicholas Hospice Care in Bury St. Edmunds. The scheme sees legal advisors across West Suffolk and Thetford offering to write or update wills, in return for a suitable donation to the Hospice instead of their usual fee.
The Greene & Greene team offered its services to the Hospice for a week in June and all appointments were booked by new and existing clients with a month to go, leaving a waiting list if last minute cancellations arose.
The week ran swimmingly and a record amount of donations of £7,678.00 were received. With a gift aid top-up of £1,404.50, the Hospice will receive a total of £9,082.50 from Greene & Greene and its generous clients.
Estate and Trusts executive, Martine Swaep, said “Wills Week is always extremely busy for us, but seeing how much money we have raised again this year makes everything worthwhile. These donations will help the Hospice to continue to offer its vital services to people in the community who really need it.”
On handing the donations to St Nicholas Hospice Care Legacy Officer, Nick Duncan, he said:
“St Nicholas Hospice Care has been promoting its Wills Weeks campaign for 14 years, attracting over £20,000 each year in donations. Greene & Greene’s participation during the past five years has contributed significantly towards this total. I am delighted, and most grateful, that Martine, Sandra and Sue have been able to achieve anotheroutstanding Wills Weeks campaign for us, surpassing even their successes of previous years. Our thanks also go to the Greene & Greene Wills Week clients, whose generous donations will help to support patients and families in our community.”