WALDRONS Solicitors is supporting the Dudley Group NHS Charity this Will Fortnight.

Anyone who makes a will at the firm's Kingswinford, Dudley or Merry Hill branches between October 9-20 will not be charged a full fee - instead, they will be asked to make a donation to the charity, based at Russells Hall Hospital.

The suggested minimum donation is £80 for a single person and £150 for a couple.

Waldrons hopes the initiative will highlight the need for everyone to have a will and also pull in the pounds for the charity, which provides support to the borough's hospitals and community based care in-patients homes.

“Most estimates are that around half of all adults in the UK don’t have a will, which in turn could leave the law in control of their property and possessions,” said Dawn Cash, a will expert from Waldrons.

"It may also mean that loved ones are left with nothing when the inevitable happens."

She continued: “Many cheap wills purchased via the web in the last decade or so could be defective, causing court battles and huge financial loss for many family members.

"It’s a huge worry that really needs bringing to the public’s attention.

“The problem is that making a will is a subject seldom spoken about because it means talking about death.

"While no-one can control when the inevitable happens, everyone can maintain control of what happens to their possessions when it does."

To make an appointment, call 01384 811 811.