Make a Will Month

Make a Will Month takes place each October and gives you the opportunity to have your Will written by a professional solicitor.

Why make a Will?

We spend our lives working to provide for ourselves and our loved ones. As life changes around you, it is a good time to consider making your Will. Making your Will means you can be certain that your wishes are followed after your death.

Making a Will is often seen as a very sensitive subject, one which many people prefer to put off until a later date. However, a professionally written Will can make life much easier for our loved ones when the time comes.

A Will is the only way to make sure your money, property, possessions and investments (known as your estate) go to the people and causes that you care about.

Moving House?
Having a Baby?
Getting Married?
Becoming Grandparents?

Make a Will Month 2020

Throughout October, St Gemma’s Hospice works with solicitors across Leeds, who all kindly agree to waive their fees for writing your Will, in exchange for a donation to St Gemma’s Hospice.

We appreciate this year has been difficult for many people, and don’t want anyone to miss out on being able to complete such an important piece of life admin, at such an uncertain time.

If you would like a postal copy of the leaflet, please contact Laura on 0113 306 9170 or laura.hill@st-gemma.co.uk.

Image with written instructions. Step 1: Click 'Download your leaflet for Make a Will Month' above. Choose a solicitor from the list provided in the leaflet and contact them now to arrange an appointment in October.
Image with written instructions. Step 2: Have your will written by the participating solicitor of your choice. The offer applies to standard wills, mirror wills and codicils only. If your will is not standard, your solicitor will advise you and agree a fee with you before continuing the process.
Image with written instructions. Step 3: Make a donation of your choice to St Gemma’s Hospice – either by returning the entitlement voucher included in the leaflet or online. Relax, happy in the knowledge you have put your affairs in order for you and your loved ones.

Your donation

Participating solicitors have generously agreed to donate their time in return for your donation to the Hospice. A standard Will would usually cost around £150 plus VAT. This year there is no minimum donation to have your Will written by our local solicitors, please feel free to donate as much as you can afford.

Write Your Will Online Today

This year, in addition to working with local solicitors, we have also teamed up with online Will writers Kwil.

Making a Will online will take no longer than 15-30 minutes and there is a helpline and online support available if you need any guidance.

Throughout October, there is no fee, so please consider making a donation directly to St Gemma’s, or leaving a gift to the Hospice in your Will.

A gift of any size will make a big difference.

Visit Kwil to write your Will online. 

Gifts in Wills to St Gemma’s Hospice

The cost of caring for one in five of our patients is covered by gifts left in Wills. There is no obligation as part of this scheme to leave a gift to St Gemma’s Hospice in your Will. However, once you have provided for your loved ones, any gift you leave to St Gemma’s Hospice – no matter what size – will help to ensure patients and their families are supported by St Gemma’s for years to come.

Find out more about leaving a gift to St Gemma’s in your Will www.st-gemma.co.uk/yourlegacy

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