Gifts in Wills - Remember Willow Burn with a Gift in your Will
Gifts in Wills
What is Make A Will Month?
This year in March, local solicitors have generously agreed to write a straightforward Will, waiving their usual charge, in return for a donation to Willow Burn Hospice. Suggested donation amounts are £70 for a single Will and £95 for a joint Will.
This is a great opportunity for you to review your existing Will and make sure your affairs are in order, while supporting your local hospice with a donation to Willow Burn, rather than paying a fee to the solicitor!
To find out more information about which solicitors are taking part in Make A Will Month March 2012 and how to book an appointment, please click here
Invest in the Future - Remember Willow Burn with a Gift in your Will
We understand that your priority will be to make sure that your family are cared for and provided for in the event of your death.
But you may also choose to remember some good causes that you supported during your lifetime. Leaving a gift in your Will to Willow Burn means you will be helping us to care for local people now and in the future. Gifts in Wills are an incredibly valuable way of supporting Willow Burn and to invest in the future of your local hospice.
If you would like more information about how to leave a gift in your Will to Willow Burn, please contact Clare Chillingworth,Grants and Legacy Fundraiser, or download a copy of our leaflet about how to remember Willow Burn with a gift in your Will - ‘Invest in the Future’
We would be happy to show you around the Hospice so you can see how a gift in your Will, will benefit our patients and their families, or we can arrange for one of our team to visit you for a chat. Gifts in Wills towards the overall provision of our service are most beneficial to the Hospice, but we would be pleased to discuss any specific requests you may have.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I need a Will?
You may be thinking that you don't need to make a Will or perhaps, you already have a Will and think you don't need to change it. Everybody, whatever their age and status, should have a professionally written, up to date Will.
Wills are important to:
- make sure that your loved ones are cared for and provided for in the event of your death
- guarantee that any wishes you had during your lifetime are carried out after you die
The following life events are a good time to consider reviewing your Will:
- birth of children or grandchildren
- buying or selling a property
- death of a spouse or partner
If you die without a Will, the law decides how your estate will be divided. This may not be how you would have chosen to distribute your possessions.
How do I make a Will?
We would always recommend that you visit a solicitor to draw up your Will. Wills are important legal documents and you will want to make sure that your wishes are followed correctly.
Is it expensive to make a Will?
No. It’s much more affordable than most people think. Contact your preferred solicitor for a quote.
Can I amend an existing Will?
If you already have a Will you can amend an existing Will to leave a gift in your Will to Willow Burn by attaching a Codicil. This must still be done by a solicitor to ensure that your Will remains valid. If you wish to make a number of changes to your Will, your solicitor may suggest you draw up a new Will.
What if I change my mind?
Over time, people’s wishes and priorities change. We understand that. If you change your mind after leaving a gift in your Will to Willow Burn, you simply need to contact your solicitor to have the gift removed or changed.