A Leeds law firm is supporting women and men who have suffered breast cancer with a free will-writing initiative.
Milners is turning March into Free Wills Month to raise awareness of the work of Breast Cancer Haven – and ensure its vital role continues.
The charity offers one-to-one emotional, physical and practical support to anyone living in Yorkshire and beyond affected by breast cancer.
Solicitor Jessica Savage has offered to help people make a simple, professionally-prepared will for free at four sessions during the month.
They take place on Tuesdays March 5 and 19 at its Whitehall Waterfront offices in Leeds city centre; and on Wednesdays 6 and 27 at its Princes Square base in Harrogate town centre.The initiative is part of Milners’ programme of support for good causes and charities in the local community.
It has been launched as latest research reveals that as many as two-in-three people have not finalised their dying wishes.
There is no obligation to make a donation to Breast Cancer Haven for Jessica’s service, or leave the charity a legacy in a will – but any contribution will make a real difference to the work charity does.
Jessica, a fully-qualified member of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP), said: “It is a sad fact that the lives of most of us will at some point be touched by breast cancer.
“And the Haven, whose Yorkshire centre is based in Leeds, does a tremendous job helping people through these toughest of times.
“We understand that people will want to make provision for their loved ones in their will, and there is no requirement for anyone taking part in our Free Wills Month to make a gift to Breast Cancer Haven.
“However, without the support from the local community, the charity would not be able to help as many people as it does, so we hope that people will consider leaving something to the charity. A voluntary gift of any size makes an enormous difference for future generations.”