A member of staff from Nightingale House has visited her former workplace to collect a number of envelopes containing donations from the firm’s clients.
Delyth Underwood, who was formerly assistant practice manager at GHP Legal which is one of the area’s largest independent law firms, received donations totalling around £1600. The money came from clients who had had Wills drawn up during Will Week 2018.
GHP Legal, which has offices in Wrexham, Llangollen, Chirk and Oswestry, has supported both Will Week and Nightingale House for a number of years.
Will Week is an annual awareness event during which lawyers agree to provide a free basic will-writing service in exchange for a suggested charitable donation.
Between 8th and 12th October 2018, GHP Legal solicitors Ulia Choudhry, Lowri Gwyn Jones and Sarah Kennedy wrote free basic wills for 52 clients at the firm’s Wrexham and Llangollen offices in return for donations to Nightingale House. As some clients have yet to go in to sign their wills and make a donation, it is hoped the final figure raised will top £2,000
Accepting the donations on behalf of the hospice, Delyth said: “Every year Nightingale House Hospice asks legal firms in the area if they are willing to waive their fees and prepare basic Wills for clients in exchange for a donation to the Hospice. All donations help us to do what we do best here at the hospice – to care for local people when they need us most. We are so grateful to all those clients and their Solicitors who took part in this year’s Scheme.”