DURING Make a Will Fortnight (September 10 to 22), 11 local solicitors have agreed to waive their usual will-writing fee in return for a donation to hospice care charity Phyllis Tuckwell.

To make a will at the same time as supporting local hospice care, all you need to do is make an appointment with one of the participating solicitors during the fortnight.

At the appointment you will be asked what assets you have and who you want to benefit in the event of your death. The solicitor will then prepare your will based on your instructions, and will let you know how much the firm would normally have charged for this.

They are giving their time free of charge, so all the money you donate for your new will goes directly to Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care.

Phyllis Tuckwell suggests a minimum donation of £250 for a basic will and £350 for mirror wills, but there is no limit to how much extra you may wish to donate.

The participating solicitors are: MW Solicitors, Herrington Carmichael LLP, Kidd Rapinet, Morrisons, Barringtons, Potter Owtram & Peck, Wheelers, Bates and Baker Law LLP.

For more details visit www.pth.org.uk/makeawillfortnight or call Phyllis Tuckwell’s fundraising team on 01252 729446.

Even if you already have a will, if you have recently married or divorced, become parents or grandparents, lost a spouse or relative, retired or moved house, now is the time to update it.

The number of wills available from each solicitor is restricted.

Phyllis Tuckwell provides supportive and end-of-life care for patients and families who are living with an advanced or terminal illness, such as cancer.

Every day it supports over 250 patients, relatives and carers - in their own homes, at the hospice in Farnham and at the Beacon Centre in Guildford – but as the NHS/Government only covers 20 per cent of its costs, it has to raise over £20,000 a day to do this.

• Phyllis Tuckwell was also recently presented with a cheque for £4,000 by members of the Woking Masonic Lodge no. 6264, which has supported Phyllis Tuckwell with an annual donation since 1985.

The money was raised through the Woking Lodge Charity Ball at Wotton House Hotel near Dorking.