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Swindon lawyers find the ‘will’ to help charity

Written by Peter Davison.

Alison GriffithsLawyers at Swindon professional services firm Optimum are backing a local charity this month by waiving their will writing fee and asking for donations instead.

The wills and probate team at Optimum, headed by solicitor Alison Griffiths, are supporting Make a Will Month, being run by Wroughton’s Prospect Hospice throughout September.

A number of other Swindon and Marlborough law firms are also participating, all offering to write or amend a will free of charge in return for a donation to Prospect.

“We’re delighted to help support Prospect’s Make a Will Month, which they have been running for a several years and which is an excellent way of raising money,” said Alison.

“It also encourages people who don’t have a will to draw one up, or if they’ve not reviewed their wills for some time, to amend them.”

Alison added that drawing up a will was something everybody should do.

“If someone dies without having made a will, it can cause all sorts of problems for family and loved ones, and will delay the length of time until the person’s estate is distributed.

"It is a relatively small investment to make for peace of mind for the family and now is the perfect time to make a will, as the Prospect will also benefit.”

To contact Alison and the wills and probate team at Optimum, call 01793 538 198 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.