Hospice invites you to do two good things this October in its Make a Will Month
This annual initiative sees local solicitors provide their Will writing services free of charge in return for a donation to the Hospice.
In addition to educating about the importance of having a professionally written Will, the month is also designed to raise awareness of how fundamental legacy gifts are to St Leonard’s in funding end of life patient care and providing support to patients and their families. Last year the care provided to one in every four patients was funded by legacy gifts.
Emma Johnson, Chief Executive at St Leonard’s Hospice, said: “We are encouraging people to do two good things this October; get their affairs in order with a professionally written Will and make a donation to the Hospice. It is an important and mutually beneficial initiative, making it possible for us to continue to support our community and meet the changing needs of patients, their families and carers.”
Juliette Healey, Trustee at St Leonard’s Hospice, took advantage of the service last year and encourages others to do the same. She added: “Making a Will is not something we like to think about but, once it’s done, it gives you peace of mind knowing that your family, friends and causes close to your heart are looked after in the way that you want. It’s something I’ve been meaning to do for 20 years, ever since I got married. I finally got around to doing it last year through St Leonard’s Make a Will Month and I feel so relieved that I’ve done it.
“A few years ago, one of my very close family friends came to the Hospice to die. The support and care was amazing and I’d want that positive experience for me or my friends should we need it. A gift in your Will is one of the most valuable and lasting ways you can help change lives.”
St Leonard’s has teamed up with six local solicitors for this year’s Make a Will Month, with each donating a set number of appointments between 1 and 31 October 2021.