THE MYTON Hospices have received a welcome boost to its funds with more than £17,000 being handed over by law firms who took part in the charity’s Make a Will Week.
The campaign began just before lockdown and solicitors worked hard to get the wills written, signed and witnessed under social distancing rules, sometimes in unorthodox situations such as having wills witnessed in the car park and even over the garden fence.
Donna Bothamley, head of the Wills and Probate department at Leamington law firm Blythe Liggins, said her firm had raised more than £3,000.
“The Myton Hospices is our named charity and we have been supporters of them for more than 25 years and have taken part in their Wills Week since 2010.
“They have been hit very hard because of the pandemic, having to cancel their major fundraisers and close their 30 or so shops, which do so much to raise funds towards the £9million needed each year to provide the best care and support for terminally ill people and their families across Coventry and Warwickshire.”
Danielle Mooney, one of the fund-raising team at Myton Hospice, said she had appreciated how challenging it had been for the law firms these last few months with lockdown restrictions and social distancing measures.
“I would just like to take this opportunity to thank you for your patience, perseverance and all the effort that you have made to ensure donations have been received by us.”