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Make a Will Month

Our Make a Will Month for 2023 has now ended - Keep an eye out for dates in 2024!

Make a Will Month is the ideal opportunity to get your affairs in order and protect your loved ones.

During the month of October, we are teaming up with local solicitors who will write a basic Will for you in return for a donation to Southern Area Hospice Services.

The suggested donation is £95 for a basic single Will, £150 for a pair of basic mirror Wills or £50 for a basic codicil to an existing Will. However, any donation you give will be much appreciated.

After you look after your family and loved ones you can help us be here for future generations through a gift in your Will. There is no obligation to do so but your legacy can live on by helping us to continue supporting patients and their families for future generations.

For more information, please contact Denise Doyle by e-mail at doyled@southernareahospiceservices.org  or by calling 028 302 67711.

FAQ’s

Why should I make a Will?

It is important to make a Will as without a one, the law decides what happens to your estate. People assume that everything is passed to their spouse or partner – but this is not always the case. Writing a Will gives you peace of mind that your family and friends will be protected, and you can remember people and causes that are important to you.

How does the Make a Will Month work?

In October, we've teamed up with local solicitors to provide you with an exclusive opportunity. You can now create your Will at no cost by donating to the Hospice. Simply schedule an appointment with one of our partnering solicitors, mentioning 'Southern Area Hospice Make a Will Month'. They will then arrange your appointment for October. Instead of paying the solicitor's fees, we kindly request that you contribute the equivalent amount to support Southern Area Hospice Services.

See participating solicitors here>>

What is the suggested donation to make my Will?

In return for a donation to Southern Area Hospice Services, participating Solicitors will write a basic Will for you. Suggested donation is £95 for a basic single Will, £150 for a pair of basic mirror Wills or £50 for a basic codicil to an existing Will. However any donation will be accepted and appreciated.

Can I choose to leave a gift in my Will to Hospice?

Absolutely, the decision is entirely yours. If you opt to leave a gift, after ensuring the well-being of your loved ones, it would be truly amazing. Gifts in Wills play a crucial role in sustaining the future of Hospice care, ensuring our presence for the upcoming generations. For expert guidance on this matter, your solicitor can provide valuable advice.

What type of gift can I leave?

There are several ways that you can leave a gift in your Will:

- A fixed sum of money known as a Pecuniary gift.

-  A specific gift is an item of value such as a piece of jewellery, shares or property.

- A Residuary gift is a percentage of the residue of your estate, after providing for loved ones and covering administrative expenses.

Remember, legacies to charities are tax-free so leaving a gift to Hospice can help reduce the tax payable on your estate.

How do I change or add to an existing Will?

If you want to make a change or an addition to an existing Will, you can do this quite easily with a codicil. However, it is important to speak to a solicitor to make sure you don't unintentionally disrupt any other provisions within your Will.