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Write a Will and support Martlets

Besi Besemar April 22, 2018

Martlets Hospice in Hove are taking bookings for its Will Writing Fortnight, which begins on Monday, May 14.

FIFTEEN local Will writing experts will be giving their time free of charge in exchange for a donation to the hospice; which will help to provide care for families from across the Brighton & Hove area.

If you’re a parent, cohabiting, in a civil partnership or have dependents that can’t care for themselves then making a Will is essential to ensuring the security of your family. It will also mean that your loved ones won’t have to pay any more Inheritance Tax than they need to.

Gary Moyle
Gary Moyle

Martlets’ Legacies Manager, Gary Moyle, said: “It’s not the easiest thing to think about, but this is the perfect opportunity to get that difficult paperwork done whilst also helping an important local cause.

“Getting your Will professionally written means that you’ll have peace of mind that your wishes will be followed and that the people or causes you want remembered are going to be properly looked after.  

“Having a Will in place when you die is also reassuring for your loved ones; they will know that they are doing things exactly the way you wanted, which makes it much easier for them at a difficult time.

“It’s simple to organise, just choose from one of the 15 local Will Writers who are kindly giving their time for free and contact them from 16th April to book a slot.

“We hope that some people will also think about making a gift in their Will to Martlets.  Our care is only free thanks to the generosity of local people, whose legacies make up more than 25% of our income.

“Will Writing Fortnight gives you the chance to make a real difference to the lives of local people and their families in their time of need.”

Suggested minimum donation is £135 for a single Will and £175 for a joint Will.  All proceeds will be given direct to Martlets to help the hospice to care for people living through a terminal illness in the Brighton and Hove area.

For further information or for a free copy of the Martlets’ Gifts in Wills booklet telephone Gary Moyle at Martlets on 01273 718778 or email