Wills scheme helps Sheffield charity

David Vernon Edwards, Sheffield Children's Hospital Charity director
David Vernon Edwards, Sheffield Children's Hospital Charity director
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A legal link up between a law firm and a children’s hospital charity is hoped to raise awareness of legacy gifts.

Through the new agreement, Sheffield-based Irwin Mitchell will make an immediate payment to Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity for each new will it processes. It will also heighten awareness of legacy gifts – where people can leave cash sums to the charity in their will.

David Vernon-Edwards, Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity director, said: “A gift in a will helps us to enhance the lives of children in our care.

“Everything we do is focused on providing our patients the best facilities, equipment and experience possible.

“Every gift from a will, no matter how large or small, can make a difference.

“We are right in the heart of our Make it Better appeal to raise £10 million by 2016 so we can transform the hospital buildings and deliver a truly world class healthcare facility.”

Gillian Coverley, a partner and wills specialist at Irwin Mitchell, said: “Making or updating a will can be easy to put off or overlooked but it helps give family and friends peace of mind that your affairs are taken care of as you wished them to be. And with a gift to the Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity included, no matter how large or small, you can help support their vital work.”

For more information, visit www.tchc.org.uk or contact Irwin Mitchell quoting TCHC on 0808 271 6432.