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What Martlets means to me Volunteer Paula explains how the hospice has helped her

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Cuddle Up Appeal Here at Martlets we want people to feel as comfortable as possible when they stay with us. It’s important that our rooms feel relaxed and snug; a restful home from home.

Welcome It’s another very full edition of Martlets Mail with news, features and stories about our work and how you can get involved. Check out our Events Calendar on pages 6 and 7 for a complete round-up of our fundraising fun this summer. Hove Carnival is just around the corner, on May Bank Holiday Monday, so mark it in your diary or perhaps sign up for a pitch. We’ve also got colourful Kapow back again in September; if you enjoyed last year’s super-heroic bounciness, then take a look at page 3. Meet our Pets as Therapy volunteer, Robina, and her King Charles Spaniels Topsy and Jacob on page 9 and hear about why Martlets is so important to Paula on page 8. Tireless volunteer, Val, talks about her unexpected hospice lottery win and how she plans to spend her winnings on page 5. On page 10 we’ve an update on our Earthworks project and on page 11 there’s our Will Writing Fortnight special feature. I hope you enjoy the latest edition of our magazine and, on behalf of everyone at Martlets, I’d like to thank you for all your fantastic support.

Imelda Glackin Chief Executive Officer

Wayfield Avenue Hove, BN3 7LW enquiries@martlets.org.uk 01273 273400

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Our patients have told us that it’s the small things that can make a big difference such as comfy soft furnishings, a homely colour-scheme, cupboards to hang clothes in or even having a spare plug socket near the bed to charge a mobile phone. We would like to upgrade all our Inpatient Unit rooms, to modernise their décor and the facilities that we offer because we think it could make a world of difference to our patients and their families. So, we will soon be launching a £25,000 fundraising appeal - Cuddle Up Appeal - that will help us to transform the rooms whilst also maintaining the practicalities of care such as infection control. Keep an eye on our website and social media for further updates about the campaign and how you can get involved.

Goodbye to our Snails Our colourful Snails brightened up Brighton and brought happiness to Hove throughout the autumn, so it was sad to have to finally say goodbye to them when they went under the hammer at auction in December. Thank you to everyone who made the Snailway the amazing success that it was, raising a fantastic £300,000 for the hospice. We hope you will all continue to #BeMoreSnail!

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Bouncing superheroes!

It has to be KAPOW!! Our superhero-themed KAPOW race is back and promises to be bigger and bouncier than ever!

Join us for Brighton’s most colourful 5k fun-run on Saturday 14th September in Preston Park. Dress as your favourite superhero to scale ten immense inflatables and indulge yourself in some silly fun as you fly around our very bouncy obstacle course. Charlotte Bolton from our Fundraising Team said, “Gather together a group of your most superheroic friends and family members and challenge them to take on our biggest sponsored race, Kapow!”

Kapow is a family friendly event and children over the height of 1.2m can take part when accompanied by a paying adult. Tickets are £25 per person and £15 for under 16’s (family deals available). Tickets are already going fast, so signup now! For further details contact fundraising@themartlets.org.uk, telephone 01273 747455 or visit www.themartlets.org.uk/kapow19

A warm welcome

Imelda Glackin said, “I am delighted that the CPCS now falls under the Martlets

We’re looking for stallholders to sign up for our Hove Park Carnival on Spring Bank Holiday Monday – 27th May. This popular family event always attracts crowds of people and places for stallholders sell out fast!

We were delighted to give a big warm welcome to our colleagues from the Community Palliative Care Service (CPCS) in September, when they officially joined Martlets from the Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust. The CPCS is a team of thirty medical consultants, speciality doctors, clinical nurse specialists, community nurses, occupational therapists, administrators and volunteers who provide a specialist palliative care service within the local community. They are absolutely vital to our work and have been based at the hospice, working in partnership with us, since the building opened in 1997.

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umbrella. We’ve always had a close working relationship and this does now bring us in line with the majority of hospices, who directly employ their own Community Palliative Care Teams. “This transfer means that there will more opportunities for us to extend our reach, so that we can provide the best possible palliative and end of life care to even more people in Brighton & Hove and its surrounding areas.”

Emily Bates from our Fundraising team said, “Our Hove Park Carnival is great fun with amusements, displays, rides and arena acts. Last year we had over 3,000 visitors!” The cost of a pitch is £40 for businesses and £25 for charities. If you are interested in having a stall, then please get in touch. For further details or to register contact 01273 747455 or email fundraising@martlets.org.uk

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Living with loss support day We are welcoming people to a unique bereavement support day on Wednesday 22nd May at Brighton Unitarian Church between 11am and 5pm.  The Good Grief, Living with Loss day is for anyone who has ever experienced loss or for those who would simply like to understand more about grief.   Open to everyone, the day is being held as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival to mark Dying Matters Week. It is intended to bring the difficult subject of bereavement out into the community to encourage people  to feel more comfortable with talking about it.  Visitors will be able to meet with people from local support groups as well as counsellors and volunteers

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from the hospice’s own bereavement service. Jane Cato, our Bereavement Services Manager said, “Everyone’s experience of grief is different; sadness, anger, confusion and even isolation are not uncommon feelings to have. “With this day we aim to offer support and information that aspires to provide reassurance and hope.  “We want this to be an uplifting day where you can come away with a sense of the many different ways that we can talk about and be with grief so that it feels manageable.  “It’s a free event and there’s no need to book. Just drop in anytime during the day and join us for a chat.” Martlets is aiming to bring the city’s bereavement services together

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for the day; so other support organisations are welcome to get in touch if they would like to have a stall at the event. For further information please contact jane.cato@martlets.org.uk or telephone on 01273 273448.

recently recognised Martlets Care as being the ‘Best Care Employer’ in the South East. They also highlighted that the agency has one of the best care staff retention levels in the UK homecare sector.

Martlets Care home care agency, Martlets Care is a high quality , which run as a separate social enterprise Martlets. contributes all its profits to the Established in 2007, Martlets Care has a team of over seventyfive community-based care assistants who receive ongoing mandatory and specialist training. They provide personal care, companionship and help with daily living to local adults in their

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own homes. Those using the service have a broad range of conditions, from age-related mobility needs to complex conditions that require specialist care, such as motor neurone disease and Parkinson’s disease. The Great British Care Awards

If you are seeking home care for yourself, a friend or family member, then please contact soosan.porter@martletscare. co.uk or telephone on 01273 829943. If you would like to know more about joining the Martlets Care team as a carer in the community please visit www.martletscare. co.uk/work-with-us or telephone on 01273 829943.


Do something good for your local community Put something back into your local community by giving just a few hours of your spare time each week to Martlets. Volunteers are urgently needed to help at our nine charity shops and Hove Warehouse and Distribution Centre. You’ll meet lots of new and interesting people, it’s great fun plus you’ll get a fantastic feeling from doing something worthwhile for the city and its people.

A volunteer who has been tirelessly working for Martlets for more than twenty years has won our lottery jackpot of £1,500.

Tireless volunteer wins our lottery Val Persaud has worked in several of our charity shops and has, for the last sixteen years, been helping behind the scenes in our warehouse with the important task of sorting out clothes that have been donated. She said, “I love volunteering, it’s something I’ve always done because it keeps me busy and active. I’m here three times a week and it takes me an hour to get here, on two different buses, so I must really enjoy it! “I’ve been playing the hospice’s lottery for a very long time, so I really got a shock when they rang and told me that I’d won. I thought someone was having a joke to start with, it took me a while to come to terms with it. It was only when I received the cheque that it became real. “I hadn’t been doing the lottery with the intention of winning, I played it because Martlets is such a good cause; I really didn’t expect to get anything back.

“I’m planning on using the money to get some new windows, because my old ones are leaking and letting in the damp. Then I’m going to take ten of my friends from Martlets out for a lovely meal at Donatello’s.”

How to play... You can play our lottery for as little as £2 a week with a chance of winning the top prize of £1,500. The winners’ numbers are drawn by computer each Friday and are published the following Monday in the Argus and on our website.

Georgia Ellick from our People Services Team said, “Everyone has a different reason for volunteering for Martlets, whether that’s a personal connection or they just want to help a local charity. We have people of all ages from all kinds of backgrounds; each bringing their individual experience, talents and enthusiasm. “What is common to everyone is that they want to do something good for their local community; to feel like they’ve made a difference to someone’s well-being. That’s something that you really sense with every hour of time that you donate to Martlets – it’s really important to us, our patients and their families.” To find out more about volunteering for us please contact peopleservices@martlets.org.uk or call 01273 718788.

Sign up online at www.themartlets.org.uk/ join-our-lottery or contact Sheila Green on 01273 747455 for more details. Please note: to play our lottery you MUST be at least 16 years of age and resident in England, Scotland or Wales.

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Events

To find out more about any of our events call 01273 747455 or email fundraising@martlets.org.uk Hove Carnival 2019 Hove Park, Goldstone Crescent, Hove Bank Holiday Monday 27 May, 11.30am – 5.00pm This popular and fun, free family event is back with all your carnival favourites including a fun fair, arena acts, stalls, food court, activities and games. It’s the perfect way to spend your Bank Holiday! Pooches on the Prom

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April Will Writing Fortnight – booking period Monday 15 April to Friday 10 May Get that difficult paperwork done. Contact one of our will writers to book your appointment for Will Writing Fortnight (13 – 24 May). Info: Minimum donation is £150 for a single will and £200 for a joint will. For further information visit www. themartlets.org.uk/give-in-your-will or contact Gary Moyle on 01273 718778 or email gary.moyle@martlets.org.uk

May Brighton Run2Music Madeira Drive, Brighton Saturday 11 May A sponsored fancy dress fun run for all ages where you can groove to the music as you tackle one of three distances.

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Info: Entry is £20 for distances of either a 5K, 10K or half marathon. For further details and sponsorship targets visit www.themartlets.org.uk or call the Fundraising Team. Will Writing Fortnight Monday 13 May to Friday 24 May Get that difficult paperwork done. Contact one of our will writers between 15 April and 10 May to book your appointment. Info: Minimum donation is £150 for a single will and £200 for a joint will. For further information visit www. themartlets.org.uk/give-in-your-will or contact Gary Moyle on 01273 718778 or email gary.moyle@martlets.org.uk Coffee Morning 17 Fernhurst Crescent, Hollingbury, Brighton, BN1 8FA Saturday 18 May 10am – 1pm Yummy cakes, cards and bric-a-brac

Pooches on the Prom Big Beach Café, Hove Lagoon, Kingsway, Hove Sunday 23 June Join celebrity vet Marc Abraham for our sponsored dog walk along the prom and enter your pooch in our most stylish dog competition! Info: Registration is £5 per person. For further details please contact fundraising@martlets.org.uk Pebble Memory Walk Hove Seafront Saturday 29 June, 6am – 9am Open to all, this tranquil early morning walk along Hove seafront is followed by a special time of remembrance on the beach. Info: We ask for a minimum donation of £20 and you may wish to raise sponsorship. For further details please contact fundraising@martlets.org.uk Pebble Memory Walk


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July Open Gardens Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July Fling open your garden gates, show off your green fingers and hold a fundraising day for Martlets! Info: For more information please contact Liz Davies at liz.davies@ martlets.org.uk or phone 01273 718794.   Hospice Open Garden Martlets Hospice, Wayfield Avenue, Hove Saturday 6 July, 2pm - 5pm Visit our beautiful gardens and get inspired! We’ve a plant sale, garden tools to buy and books to browse. Info: Entrance by donation, for further details contact: liz.davies@martlets. org.uk

August Prudential Ride London – Surrey 100 Sunday 4 August Join #TeamMartlets for this 100 mile traffic-free cycle ride that starts at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London and takes you through Surrey and back again along the route made famous during the London 2012 Olympic Games; finishing triumphantly on The Mall. Info: Entry is £100 with a minimum fundraising target of £350. For further details and to book a place please contact the Fundraising Team.

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Peter James Golf Classic Dyke Golf Club, Devil’s Dyke, Devil’s Dyke Road, Brighton Thursday 5 September Best-selling author Peter James once again presents this annual golf event to raise money for us. Tickets include a round of golf and a delicious dinner. Info: £60 per ticket (teams of 4) For further details please contact fundraising@martlets.org.uk KAPOW! Preston Park, Preston Road, Brighton Saturday 14 September, 11am – 1.30pm Brighton’s bounciest and most colourful 5k fun-run is back! Be one of our #HospiceHeros by throwing on your superhero costume or running gear and bound around ten immense inflatables to raise money for us. Info: Tickets cost £25 for adults, £15 for under 16’s and £65 for a family. For further details please see www. themartlets.org.uk/kapow19

Brighton & Hove Triathlon

Brighton & Hove Triathlon Sunday 15 September For the brave! Take on the challenge of a sea swim, scenic seafront cycle and flat run along the promenade. Info: Entry is £25 with a minimum fundraising target of £250. For further details please contact the Fundraising Team. London to Paris Cycle Ride Wednesday 18 September to Sunday 22 September Challenge yourself to this iconic London to Paris Cycle challenge. Starting in London, cycle through beautiful English villages, onto French rural countryside and finish at the Eiffel Tower! Info: Entry is £125 to secure your place and there is a minimum fundraising target of £1,600. For further details please contact the Fundraising Team. To find out more about any of our events call 01273 747455 or email fundraising@martlets.org.uk

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What Martlets means to me… Paula Perera has volunteered for Martlets for more than ten years, driving patients to appointments, helping in the hospice café and serving much needed cups of tea on our Inpatient Unit. She has also used our Will Writing Service and has left a bequest to the hospice. Paula explains why it is so important for her to be able to support Martlets.

“I feel that, by being a volunteer, I can make a difference to someone else’s life. Often it’s just a smile or a kind word but that’s what it’s all about. “I’m also a volunteer community visitor, so I visit a patient in their own home once a week and am their listening ear. I don’t give advice, I’m not qualified to do that, I just listen and allow them to talk. It’s a real support for the patient, being able to unburden themselves, but it’s also good for the family too because they know that they can leave their relative with me and they’ll be safe. I guess it’s like a befriending service; it’s very worthwhile and I find it very satisfying. “Sadly, my son was diagnosed with motor neurone disease one year ago, so he’s now under the Day Services team at Martlets. He has regular check-ups at the hospice and his family has been offered various therapies; I know that they will get the very best care and that more help is here if he needs it. I’ve needed to use the service myself, to talk to the nurses and the chaplain, and I found

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them to be so kind – they’ve always got lots of time to listen. “As a community, we’re lucky to have Martlets; it’s there for us – the people of Brighton & Hove and the surrounding areas. The hospice provides care that you just wouldn’t find anywhere else; there is a serenity here that gives people an inner strength. You’re not just a patient, you’re a person. “I see the amazing things that everyone does here to make peoples’ lives more comfortable. They look after the families as well as the patients and that’s such very important work that must continue, which is why I’ve left some money to

Martlets in my will. “I decided to use the hospice’s Will Writing Service because it wasn’t expensive and I knew that every penny of the fee that I paid to make my will would go to Martlets. It was really simple to do, I knew who I wanted to see and I just got in touch with them to arrange everything. “I feel very proud to be able to leave something in my will to the hospice; I care about my community and would like my gift to be used to make someone’s life easier. I hope that it can be used to support someone who is in need of the help of the hospice’s wonderful team, so that it makes a real difference to their life. ”

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Meet our Pets as Therapy volunteer Retired Infant School Teacher and hospice volunteer Robina Williams brings her gorgeous Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Topsy and Jacob into Martlets to visit the patients as part of the Pets as Therapy (PAT) scheme. It’s a valuable role that she’s done for more than 28 years, since she first began taking her PAT dogs into Coppercliff Hospice, the Martlets’ predecessor.

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“Topsy and Jacob try to be well behaved,” she says, “they’ve been visiting patients since they were 10 week old puppies, so everyone makes a fuss of them when we arrive.

them something else to concentrate on and livens them up a bit. It really is a source of comfort for some people; they like to chat about their own pets and their memories, which really does them good. I simply listen; if we cheer up one person’s day then we’ve helped.

“I think it gives people a sense of normality, having a dog to stroke gives

“Sometimes I have to lift the dogs up, so that a patient can reach them for a

stroke, and they’ll be given a little lick. “Being able to do this is what’s so nice about Martlets; they allow people to be people and not just patients. “People often say to me, ‘You’ve made my day,’ but it’s not me it’s my dogs and I enjoy visiting so much – I really get a lot from volunteering.”

Remember Martlets as you spring-clean

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There’s nothing like having a good declutter when it gets to spring, but please do remember to pass on any saleable clothing, furniture or homeware to us.

Bring along your fourlegged friend to join in the fun at this year’s Pooches on the Prom on Sunday 23rd June. We are hugely excited to welcome celebrity vet Marc Abraham, aka ‘Marc the Vet’ to launch the doggies off on their sponsored walk, and who better to judge our most stylish dog competition? Marc is a Brighton-based vet and internationally renowned animal welfare campaigner. He’s well known for his television work, has written books, successfully campaigned to end puppy farming and volunteers overseas to help animals. He said, “Having worked with and for animals throughout my career,

Your generous donations help us to raise money to care for our patients and their families.

a personal experience introduced me to hospice care and to the work of Martlets in my home town. It’s a pleasure to support this event which focuses on my first love while supporting the wider work of Martlets.”

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The flurry of waggy tails sets off from the dog-friendly Big Beach Café at Hove Lagoon at 10.30 am. Registration is £5 per person. For further details 01273 747455 or email fundraising@martlets.org.uk

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“Previous gardening experience isn’t important; you can take on whichever jobs interest you, whether that’s lighter work in the greenhouse or getting really stuck into the digging and clearing. Simply getting closer to nature can be very therapeutic, regardless of what the weather’s doing!

The healing power of nature Our Bereavement Service is excited to be working in partnership with PLOT22, a Hove community allotment charity, on an innovative new project to support bereaved men that uses nature as a source of emotional healing. Funded by Hospice UK, Earthworks is a weekly space for the men to get together to grow and harvest an abundance of vegetables, flowers and fruit. Led by a hospice counsellor and a volunteer gardener; it’s a welcoming and supportive environment in which

to work, whilst enjoying getting outside in the fresh air. Jane Cato from our Bereavement Team said, “It’s all very relaxed; each morning begins with a cuppa in the allotment shed around the wood burner.

Pebble memory walk You are invited to welcome the sunrise and remember loved ones with our early morning Pebble Memory Walk, which takes place on Saturday 29th June. Starting at 6am on Hove Seafront, opposite the Big Beach Café, the walk is open to all and led by our chaplain, Nicholas Roddis. We will begin by choosing a pebble to symbolise the love you hold for those who you will be remembering. There will then be a few moments of quiet reflection before a gentle stroll along the promenade to the Hove Peace Statue.

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“It’s a very hands-on way for people to come together and to use their skills and energy to complete practical tasks, whilst gaining the benefit of talking to others who are in a similar situation – if that’s what they want to do. “Less than a quarter of those using our hospice bereavement services are men and there’s nowhere else in Brighton & Hove for bereaved men to get together. So, it makes sense to find an alternative way to support those men, since we know we can help them.” To find out more about Earthworks, or to sign-up please contact our Patient and Family Support Administrator on 01273 273400, or email bereavement@martlets.org.uk.

shaped tribute on the seashore from everyone’s pebbles; which will finally be returned to the sea as the tide comes in. “Join us at the end of the walk for a tea or coffee before entering into the rest of the day.

Charlotte Bolton from our Fundraising Team said, “This is a lovely opportunity to step back from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and focus on the tranquillity of a new morning as you remember loved ones at sunrise. “On our return to our starting point we will create a shared heart-

“To join our Pebble Memory Walk we are asking for a minimum donation of £20. If you are unable to make it on the day but would still like us to carry and add a pebble to our beach tribute in remembrance then please get in touch.” For more details please contact us on 01273 747455 or email fundraising@martlets.org.uk. You can also sign-up online at www. themartlets.org.uk


Martlets Will Writing Fortnight We will be taking bookings from 15 April for our Will Writing Fortnight which runs from 13 to 24 May. Twelve local will writers are giving their time free of charge in exchange for a donation to Martlets. Simply contact one of them to book your appointment.

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Our Legacies Manager, Gary Moyle said, “This is the perfect opportunity to get that difficult paperwork done whilst also helping an important local cause.

“We hope that some people will also think about making a gift in their will to Martlets. One in four of our patients is cared for thanks to gifts in wills.

“Getting your will professionally written means that you’ll have peace of mind that your wishes will be followed and that the people or causes you care about are going to be properly looked after.

“Our Will Writing Fortnight gives you the chance to make a real difference to the lives of local people and their families in their time of need.”

“Having a will in place when you die is also reassuring for your loved ones; they will know that they are doing things exactly the way you wanted, which makes it much easier for them at a difficult time.

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“It’s simple to organise, just choose from one of the twelve local will writers and contact them between 15 April and 10 May to book your appointment.

Our scheme gives a significant discount on will writing as the minimum donation we require is only £150 for a single will and £200 for a joint will. For further information, or for a free copy of our Gifts in Wills booklet, visit www.themartlets.org.uk/givein-your-will or contact Gary on 01273 718778 or email gary.moyle@ martlets.org.uk

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Why is it important to create a will? Helpful advice from David Edwards, Managing Director and Head of Private Client at Burt Brill & Cardens Solicitors “Many people don’t want to think about what will happen when they die. It can bring up worries about what will happen to your loved ones, personal possessions and indeed to yourself when you pass away. “While these subjects can be overwhelming, sitting down with a solicitor to create a will can help to put your mind at ease. A solicitor will know what questions to ask and what provisions to make to ensure that your wishes are followed. “If you die without a will, the law will decide who receives all your assets in accordance with pre-

ordained guidelines called the Rules of Intestacy. Unfortunately, these might not coincide with your own wishes. For example, if you are not married to or in a civil partnership with your partner, they will not automatically inherit anything from you. Alternatively, if you or your spouse were to remarry, your children could be disinherited. Creating a will ensures you have your say on who gets what. “If you have children, you should appoint guardians to look after them, in the event of your death, to avoid any family disputes and to make provisions for the children. You may

also want money to be invested until a child reaches 18 or older. Alternatively, you may have a charity or specific friends and individuals that you want to include in your will. “By creating a will, you can also decide who you want to carry out your wishes. These people are called your executors. You can use a will to give your executors instructions about your funeral or donations to medicine. “Everyone needs a will, and everyone has the right to determine where their assets go after they pass away.”

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Will Writing Fortnight Change lives with a gift in your will 13-24 May 2019 Book from 15 April

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A great opportunity to make or update your will and to support your local hospice

for a single will for a joint will

their services Choose from 12 local will writers offering in return for a donation to Martlets Sara Shires Quality Solicitors Barwells 238 South Coast Road Peacehaven 01273 582271

David Crosby Crosby & Woods 75 Church Road Hove 01273 734600

Tracey McSharry Deibel & Allen 10 Franklin Road Portslade 01273 430999

Catalina Beacroft Mayo Wynne Baxter 1 Warwick Road Seaford 01323 891412

Julie Latham Burnand Brazier Malcolm Wilson 39 Church Road Hove 01273 734022

Kirsty Claridge The Deans Legal Services 57 High Street Rottingdean 01273 358825

Christopher Thomas Fitzhugh Gates 3 Pavilion Parade Brighton 01273 686811

Robert Simon Robert Simon St Mary’s House St Mary’s Road Shoreham-by-Sea 01273 452333

Maureen Edwards Burt Brill & Cardens 30 Old Steyne Brighton 01273 604123

Paul Green Dean Wilson 165 Dyke Road Brighton 01273 032317

Graham Mingay Goodlaw 6 The Drive Hove 01273 956270

Peter Tuffin UHY Hacker Young 168 Church Road Hove 01273 726445

About Martlets

About our scheme

How to Book

We provide life-changing hospice care to people affected by terminal illness in Brighton and Hove and neighbouring areas. Many of our services are funded by our generous supporters through gifts in their wills. We can reach more local people if you choose to remember us in your will.

A professionally written will is the best way to protect those you love. Our scheme is an ideal opportunity to make or update your will and support your local hospice.

Contact any of the will writers listed above from 15 April to book your appointment, mentioning Martlets Will Writing Fortnight when you book. Appointments take place from 13 to 24 May.

For more information about our Will Writing Fortnight contact Gary Moyle our Legacies Manager on 01273 718778 or email gary.moyle@martlets.org.uk

www.themartlets.org.uk/give-in-your-will Registered Charity Number 802145

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Martlets Mail - Spring 2019  

Martlets Mail - Spring 2019  

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