Leaving a gift in your Will
Gifts in Wills have always been an important source of funding for Wakefield Hospice. Every year the hospice receives legacies in all shapes and sizes through gifts in Wills. Each one is a vital contribution towards the hospice's running costs. You can help care for generations to come by remembering the hospice in your Will after your loved ones have been taken care of.
Writing your Will with a local solicitor

Having previously run two 'Make a Will Weeks' throughout the year in March and September, we are delighted to announce that we have updated our offering - with thanks to our supporting solicitors - to allow supporters to access our Will Writing services all year round.

Our generous participating solicitors, each of whom are waiving their fees, are offering supporters the opportunity to make a simple Will for a £100 donation to Wakefield Hospice, or a simple Couples Will for £150.


Write your Will for free

Making a Will is easier than you might think. We’ve partnered with expert Will writers, Octopus Legacy (formerly known as Guardian Angel), who have taken the headache out of Will writing with a quick and easy online service where each Will is checked over by a legal expert. 

Click here to claim your free Will online today

Octopus Legacy also offers telephone and face to face Will writing services for those that would rather speak to a solicitor, to find out more and to book an appointment simply call the team on 0800 773 4014 and quote Wakefield Hospice.

Caring for future generations

The hospice is a registered charity and receives more than three quarters of its funding from voluntary sources. Every gift, large or small, helps. By leaving a small percentage of what’s left after you’ve taken care of friends and family, you can help make sure that local people – perhaps your relatives, friends or neighbours – can be cared for as you would wish. 

If your gift will be in memory of a loved one, you may wish to ask your solicitor to make a note of this in your Will. You’re also welcome to tell us now. If we know the name of the person you are honouring, we will enter it in our Book of Remembrance which is displayed at the hospice. 

Your gift will help families facing serious illnesses in the future to receive the best possible care. To read about the difference a gift can make, please click on the stories below. Gifts in Wills help to fund all these areas of work. 

Make a practical difference

Your gift will be used wherever the need is greatest to make life better for families affected by life-limiting illnesses. Below are some practical examples of the type of support a gift in your Will could provide to families in need of hospice care. These are just examples and, rather than leaving a specific amount, you may wish to 'future proof' your gift by leaving the hospice a percentage of your estate which can be used wherever the need is greatest when the time comes. 
£25 - one hour of nursing care
£35 - a bereavement support session
£500 - fund the entire hospice for one hour 
£1,076 - a syringe driver to deliver pain relief
£1,200 - medical supplies for one month 

Get in touch 

For more information about supporting local people with a gift in your Will please contact Maggie Keane, In-Memory and Legacies Fundraiser. 
Email: maggie.keane@wakefieldhospice.co.uk
Tel: 01924 331401
Write to: Wakefield Hospice, Aberford Road, Wakefield WF1 4TS