Make a Will Week

Our thanks go to all the local solicitors who provide their services in return for a donation to the hospice during Make a Will Week
Clare Kemsley
Legacy & In Memory Fundraiser, Wakefield Hospice

Make a Will Week - Monday 13 to Friday 17 September 2021

During Make a Will Week local solicitors provide their Will-writing services in return for a donation to Wakefield Hospice. This is an ideal opportunity to have your Will written or updated by a professional. 

The scheme aims to raise funds for patient care while making Will-writing appointments more accessible to people who wish to make or update their Will. The scheme is open to anyone, with or without a connection to the hospice. 

Making a Will is easier than you might think. Your solicitor will guide you through the process so you can decide how your property, money and possessions are distributed. It's the best way to ensure that your wishes are respected and your loved ones and favourite charities receive the gifts you want them to have. 

Participating firms are waiving their usual fees and ask people to make a donation instead. You will be asked to make your donation directly to the hospice when you sign your Will, but there’s no obligation to include the hospice in your Will.

The solicitors taking part in the scheme are waiving their fees for simple Wills. If yours is more complex there may also be an additional fee to pay them. Your solicitor will be able to advise you of this – please discuss this with them when you make your appointment.
We suggest a donation of at least £100 for a basic single Will or £150 for a basic mirror Will. All the solicitors are providing their time and expertise at no cost to the hospice so please consider the value of your solicitor’s time when you decide how much to donate. You can make your donation on the hospice's website, over the phone, or by posting a cheque to the hospice. Your solicitor will be able to give you all the details. 

Please ensure that you sign your Will and make your donation within 8 weeks of your appointment. 

Some solicitors are only offering appointments by phone or online to help maintain social distancing during the current Covid situation. Please check what is available when you contact your chosen firm, or alternatively call the hospice for further details. 
To make your appointment please call any participating firm and quote ‘Wakefield Hospice Make a Will Week’.  Appointments will be available to book from mid August and should take place between Monday 13 and Friday 17 September 2021. Each solicitor is providing a limited number of places so once appointments are available to book from mid August please book yours early to avoid disappointment. 

Find a participating solicitor or contact us for more details: 
Fill in our online contact form
Phone us on 01924 331400 
Write to Wakefield Hospice, Aberford Road, Wakefield WF1 4TS 

If you’d like to include a gift to Wakefield Hospice 

There's no obligation to include the hospice in your Will and you don’t need to let us know your intentions. Your Will is a private matter between you and your solicitor. However, after providing for their loved ones many people choose to leave a gift to their favourite charity.

If you decide to remember the hospice in your Will, you'll be helping to support local families facing serious illness in the future. Leaving a gift is easy and anyone can do it. Whether it's a sum of money, a specific item or a share of your property, your gift will help to ensure that the hospice is here for generations to come. Find out more.

'My dad was cared for by Wakefield Hospice and I hope it’s around for many more years for other families.'
Rachael Crookes