Make A Will Month

Willen Hospice Make a Will Month  - every May and November

Is writing a will on your to-do list?

It’s never too early to write your will, and Willen Hospice could help you with this all-important step.

Each year during May and November we team up with local solicitors as part of Will Month, to offer a will writing service in return for a donation to Willen Hospice.

“People often ask when the best time to write a will is. There’s no definitive answer but it is usually when you acquire an asset like cash or property, or when you have children or get married  - any big events in your life. You should consider updating your will any time you have a change of family circumstances, financial circumstances or there are any changes in the inheritance tax laws. Some people put off writing a will but once they’ve done it they often say it’s brought them a great sense of relief”  - Shireena Sheridan, Solicitor at Tollers LLP

If you would like to find out more about Will Month, please complete the enquiry form below or call 01908 303068. You can also contact our Fundraising Assistant Lisa Kinrade or

A simple guide to making your will

Step 1 - Find your Solicitor
Getting a meeting with someone is the first step. Contact your local solicitor.

Step 2 - Write your will
Before your appointment, you should prepare a few things:

  • Choose an executor. Person(s) to carry out the wishes of your will.

  • Put together a list of assets you own. Such as the value of your house, car, savings, jewellery, stocks and shares and what you owe (the outstanding balance of your mortgage, overdrafts, bank loans and other debts).

List anything you want to leave, together with the full names and addresses of who you want to benefit. These can be:

  • Specific gifts or items

  • A residuary gift.

  • A gift that can be made once all debts have been paid and any fixed gifts given, often a portion of your estate, divided into percentages. 

  • A pecuniary gift. This is a specific amount of money.

Consider your donation to Willen Hospice. There are various ways you can remember Willen Hospice in your will.

  • A Residuary Gift - Leave part of your estate to Willen e.g. 1% of the residue of your estate

  • Pecuniary Gift - A fixed gift of money e.g. £1,000

  • A Specific Gift - Leave something specific to the Hospice, like furniture or jewellery

Step 3 - Make a donation
At your appointment, your solicitor will give you the opportunity to make a donation to Willen Hospice in return for their will writing service. The suggested minimum donation for a codicil (a change to your will) is £50, a basic will £125 and a pair of mirror wills £200.

If you have any queries, please contact our Fundraising Assistant Lisa Kinrade on 01908 303068 or

or email


If you would like to leave a gift to Willen Hospice

A gift to us in your will, no matter how small or large, can make a real difference to our patients and their families. We will ensure your legacy is used to make a real impact on the lives of the people who need our services. It will help us give comfort and relief to those coming into our In-Patient Unit with a life limiting condition.

It will help our Hospice at Home team provide our care to people in the comfort of their own home. It will help our Patient & Family Services team give support to loved ones struggling with their grief. Help us to care for those who need us at such a difficult time in their lives.

If you do decide to leave us a gift, please may we ask that you use our full name as shown below.

“I leave …………… to Willen Hospice, registered charity number 270194”  

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