Actor, writer and theatre director Simon Callow is backing The Forever Friends Appeal’s RUH Will Month scheme. From today people can make their Will writing appointment for September with participating solicitors.

He paid a visit to the Royal United Hospitals (RUH) Bath earlier this year to see how the support from generous solicitor firms who with the general public has helped transform patient care through this very importance fundraising initiative.

Simon Callow said:

“It’s terribly important, for every possible reason, for all of us to have an up-to-date Will. If you haven’t got one, help is at hand as part of the Forever Friends Appeal Will writing scheme. RUH Will Month is a great opportunity to have a Will written to professional standards. It costs less and helps support your wonderful local hospital. Do take advantage of this really excellent Will writing offer.”

This year, fourteen participating solicitor firms across Bath, Bristol, North East Somerset and Wiltshire have joined the RUH Will Month scheme. They will prepare and draw up a professional Will for you at a reduced fee – £100 for a single standard Will and £150 for a standard Mirror Wills or joint Wills.

Jan Witt, In Memory & Legacy Officer, The Forever Friends Appeal said:

“It may come as a surprise that fewer than half of the population have an up-to-date Will, despite its importance in offering you peace of mind and security for both you and your family.  Often having a Will written can be expensive, therefore, we’d like to urge people to take advantage of our Will writing scheme to ensure your savings, possessions and wishes are respected in the future and giving you peace of mind now.

“By taking part in RUH Will Month you are also helping to support your local hospital as the solicitors waive their fees and are instead donated to our charity. This means that you can decide where the fee is donated – whether it goes towards one of our fundraising campaigns or to a specific ward or department that you have a special connection with.”

To take part in RUH Will Month, simply call any one of the participating solicitors listed here and make an appointment quoting ‘RUH Will Month. Alternatively, for more information contact Jan Witt on 01225 825819 or email jan.witt@nhs.net