Supporting us... Gifts in Wills.
There is one way of supporting the Hospice that can make a difference to local people in the future but doesn’t cost anything now – remembering St Leonard’s in your Will.
Your gift will help patients to live their lives as normally as possible – perhaps visiting favourite places, seeing a grandchild born, sitting in the sunshine, enjoying being at home.
It will fund the physiotherapist who gives a patient the confidence to walk again. It will pay the nurse who brings hospice care into a patient’s own home and allows a partner to stop being a carer. It will provide bereavement support to a son, a daughter, a brother, a friend.
Any donation, however big or small, that is included in a Will today will make a significant difference and ensures we can continue to provide the best quality of care and support to our community.
Our free Wills offer
We are delighted to offer you the opportunity to write, or update, a simple Will for free. We’ve partnered with expert will writers, Guardian Angel. If you live in England or Wales, the entire process can be done online by clicking through to the Guardian Angel website.
If you live in Scotland or Northern Ireland, or would prefer to talk directly with a solicitor, you can call 0800 773 4014 to use the telephone service or to arrange a face-to-face appointment. Just quote ‘St Leonard’s Hospice Free Will’ over the phone.
We would just ask that you consider leaving a gift in your Will to St Leonard’s Hospice.
Just £600 could care for a patient in the Hospice for a day.
£5,000 could allow our Hospice@Home team to care for patients in their own home.
A gift of £50,000 would fund two healthcare assistants for a year.
The importance of making a Will
There are three life events where you should make a will or alter an existing one:
- Buying your first home
- Tying the knot
- Becoming a parent
No one likes to think about making a Will, and people have all kinds of reasons for not making one. It is often thought that a Will is something that you only need to think about later in life and it is easy to keep putting it off. However, you can legally make a Will at any time after you turn 18.