Francesca Breakspear (shown in the photo above) is a solicitor.
We’re calling on people to get their affairs in order this March, and help raise vital funds to support patients across Greater Manchester.
Our hospice Will Week is an annual campaign, which sees dozens of kind hearted solicitors giving their time for free to help people make their Will.
Instead of charging their usual fee, they are suggesting that supporters make a donation to St Ann’s.
Francesca Breakspear is a solicitor at mosshaselhurst, who are regular supporters of the campaign. She said: “Working as a solicitor I see first-hand the impact of getting your personal affairs in order. Something as simple as making a Will can really provide peace of mind. By making a Will you can chose who will administer your estate, who will be the guardians for any minor children, you can specify funeral wishes and also who is to receive your estate when you do pass away. Knowing that your wishes will be carried out is so important, no matter what your stage of life or situation.
“Lots of people are concerned about how much work might be involved in making a Will, but it’s actually a really easy process and as solicitors, we’re here to help and guide you through the different stages and paperwork.
“St Ann’s Will Week is a really good time for you to make your Will, as you’ll be benefitting a fantastic local charity, as well as yourself. Myself and all the other local solicitors involved are waiving our usual fees, and asking you to make a donation to St Ann’s instead.
“I choose to support St Ann’s in this way because my Nan was a patient there. The staff were absolutely amazing, from the care that she received but also the support that they offered to us as a family. I have also taken part in other fundraising activities that have been run by the hospice, such as the Manchester Midnight Walk.”
Our Will Week is from Monday 12th – Friday 16th March. To take part or for information, please call us on 0161 498 3631 or click here.