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Solicitor joins hospice board

October 9th 2020

A SOLICITOR at a leading legal firm has joined the board of a hospice to help her local community.

Claire Wilson 37, has become a trustee of Hospice at Home West Cumbria which provides palliative and end of life care.

Claire, who is an Associate Solicitor at Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors, said she was looking forward to helping support the charity’s work.

Claire said: “Hospice at Home does amazing work, and having lived in West Cumbria all my life, this is a fantastic opportunity to give something back to the area.”

Claire is part of Cartmell Shepherd’s Private Client team, specialising in private client law, wills, probate and inheritance.

She became aware of Hospice at Home West Cumbria’s work through her role at Cartmell Shepherd and has since taken part in fundraising events with the legal firm for the charity, most recently as part of a team of fundraisers who are taking part in Hospice at Home West Cumbria’s 50 Faces for Hospice campaign.

Cartmell Shepherd has signed up to be one of 50 supporters who have pledged to raise £500 for the charity by January 1st, 2021 and will be scaling the famous Wainwright fells to reach their target.

Claire, who also ran Great North Run in 2016 and 2018 for Hospice at Home, said: “It’s a charity which I’m proud to support and now be a part of.”

Hospice at Home West Cumbria delivers home nursing, lymphoedema care and family and bereavement support to people throughout West Cumbria.

The charity’s chairman, Brendon Cook, said Claire would be a great addition to the board.

He said: “We are delighted to welcome Claire onto the board of trustees at Hospice at Home West Cumbria. She will bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to support the board at this important time for the charity.

“The board ensures that the charity is run in a professional and effective manner, and it safeguards its future to continue to provide end of life services for the people of West Cumbria. We are grateful to Claire for volunteering her time to support us and look forward to working with her.”

Claire, who is based at Cartmell Shepherd’s West Cumbria office, is married to Paul and the couple have a nine-year-old son.

Peter Stafford, managing director of Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors, said the legal firm supported and encouraged its staff to be involved with their communities.

He said: “As a company, part of our ethos is to help and support our local communities, and it’s important that we enable our staff to give back to the places where they live and work.”

During October, Cartmell Shepherd is waiving the usual legal fees for a ‘simple will’ in exchange for a donation to Hospice at Home West Cumbria, as part of Free Wills Month. Appointments are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please call 01900 876123 for more information.

We remain committed to providing a full service throughout the pandemic from all of our offices – both remotely online and in the office. Appointments by prearrangement only.


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