Home / How You Can Help / Ways to Donate / Make a Will with St Gemma’s

Make a Will with St Gemma’s

Make a Will Month

St Gemma’s Hospice Make a Will Month takes place during March and October each year, during these two months many amazing solicitors across Leeds give up their time to write your Will free of charge, in exchange for you making a donation to the Hospice.

We usually ask people who take part in this campaign to make a minimum donation but this year you can donate whatever you are able to afford. We appreciate this year has been difficult for many people, and don’t want anyone to miss out on being able to complete a Will,  at such an uncertain time.

A big thank you to all of the solicitors who took part in this year’s Make a Will Month.

Click here to download your Make a Will Month 2021 Pack.

If you have any questions about our Make a Will Month campaign please contact Victoria on 0113 306 9170 or email victoria.howson@st-gemma.co.uk

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.

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.

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

Have your Will written online and support patient care.

We have partnered with online will providers Kwil.

In addition to working with local solicitors, we have teamed up with online Will writers Kwil.

Create your Will in the comfort of your own home which will take no longer than 15-30 minutes. There is a helpline and online support available if you need any guidance throughout the process.

Throughout October March 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.

Couple smiling while seated on a bench

“We really wanted to give something back to say thank you.”

“Calvin and I talked about leaving some money to St Gemma’s in his Will. He very much wanted to and I wanted him to. It’s amazing that all of the support, incredible help and care is provided for free. We really wanted to give something back to say thank you, to enable St Gemma’s to continue doing the amazing work that they do and to acknowledge the importance of St Gemma’s in those final years of Calvin’s life.”

Sita, who husband Calvin was cared for by the St Gemma’s team

Mark and Nicky

“We have both lost a parent to cancer and appreciate that your life can change quite drastically in a very short period of time.”

“We have contemplated making a Will for quite a while and like everyone else we have busy family/work lifestyle so never got round to doing it. We have both lost a parent to cancer and appreciate that your life can change quite drastically in a very short period of time. When we received the St Gemma’s Newsletter and saw ‘Make a Will Month’ advertised, we thought what better way to make a Will, whilst also benefiting the amazing work that St Gemma’s Hospice does. It is important to us to ensure, in the event of either or both of us passing away, that our wishes are carried out. We would encourage anyone who hasn’t made a Will to do the same.”
Mark & Nicky Corkhill

St Gemma's Hospice