Andrew & Co Solicitors Asks: Are we ready?
- AuthorHelen Newson
Andrew & Co Solicitors will be teaming up with St Barnabas Hospice in May to raise awareness of the importance of planning as part of Dying Matters Awareness Week (13th to 19th May).
The theme of this year’s campaign is ‘Are we ready?’ and is aimed at encouraging people to think about preparing for their own death or that of a loved one.
St Barnabas Hospice supports over 10,500 people affected by a life-limiting or terminal condition every year and will be running several events at venues across Lincolnshire, including the Waterside Shopping Centre in Lincoln. They’ll be working in partnership with businesses such as Andrew & Co Solicitors which can help people with the practical aspects of dying such as wills and estate planning.
Amelia Chambers from St Barnabas Hospice said: “Our mission is to ensure that everyone facing the end of their life in Lincolnshire receives dignified, compassionate care but for that to happen we need to encourage people of whatever age to start thinking about death and dying.
“Having conversations about our own death is never easy but planning for the inevitable will reduce worry and heartache for your loved ones. We’re delighted to be partnering up with Andrew & Co Solicitors as they’ll be on hand to answer any questions people may have about things like Powers of Attorney and wills, which I’m sure many people will find invaluable.”
Head of Wills and Estate Planning at Andrew & Co Solicitors Helen Newson said: “It goes against every instinct to start planning for our death, but we all need to look ahead and ask ‘What if?
“It’s so important to think about letting your family know what you want at the end of life, so you can make sure your wishes are carried out. Getting your affairs in order while you are still fit and well will also make it easier for the people you leave behind. We are delighted to be supporting St Barnabas Hospice throughout the week.”
(This article originally appeared on p19 of the April edition of Chamber Matters)