Make a Will Month | St Roccos Hospice

Make a Will Month

This year St. Rocco's Make a Will Month takes place throughout May

What is Make a Will Month?

Local solicitors are kindly giving up their time and waiving their fee in return for a donation to St Rocco’s Hospice. The solicitors are requesting that individuals make a fair donation to the hospice in return for this service, which is a suggested donation of £150 for a single Will and £220 for a double mirror Will. It can usually cost in the region of £250+ for a single Will and £450+ for a double mirror Will. Every donation helps us to continue providing hospice care and support services, free of charge, for local people and their loved ones.

Why Make a Will?

A Will is your expression of what happens to everything that you own when you die and can be the everlasting reminder of you and your life for the people whom you leave behind. Making a Will is simply another way of expressing your love for family and friends, and it also provides a way to help good causes which you have supported during your lifetime. You can learn more about why writing a will is important by clicking here.

  • It ensures that you can decide what happens to your personal possessions and ensures your wishes are carried out.
  • It can prevent disagreement about who inherits what from your estate.
  • If you live with a partner but you’re not married, you can ensure that your partner and any children are adequately provided for.
  • It can provide a way for you to continue helping the charities/good causes that you support during your lifetime.

There are different ways of leaving a gift in your Will:

  • Residual legacy: A gift of the remainder or share of your Estate, after all other gifts are made and debts cleared. You could leave anything between 1% and 100%.
  • Pecuniary legacy: A gift of a fixed sum of money.
  • Specific legacy: A gift of a particular named item, i.e. jewellery, painting, car, etc.
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Why support St Rocco’s Hospice?

St Rocco’s Hospice has been caring for the people of Warrington for almost 40 years. Your support means that we can care for and support patients with cancer, heart disease, dementia, liver and kidney disease, respiratory, and neurological conditions where curative treatment is no longer possible. This is provided by a 10 bed In-Patient Unit, Outpatient Clinics, Wellbeing Centre and a ‘Hospice at Home’ service.

Legacies are a vital part of our fundraising and help us to provide care and support for future patients and their loved ones at their time of most need. We simply couldn’t continue to provide all our services without the generosity of our supporters who leave us a gift. No matter how big or small, leaving a donation in your Will can make a huge difference to the people and families from your community who are facing a life limiting illness.

If you leave something to charity in your will, then it won't count towards the total taxable value of your estate. You can also cut the Inheritance Tax rate on the rest of your estate from 40% to 36%, if you leave at least 10% of your 'net estate' to a charity.

Please note there is absolutely no obligation at all to leave a gift in your Will to the Hospice in addition to making a donation towards the cost of the Will writing service. Legacies are an important part of our fundraising and have enabled us to improve and extend our services. After you have provided for family and loved ones, please consider leaving a gift to St Rocco’s. All gifts, no matter how small you might think it is, can help us to make a big difference to our charity’s essential care.

How to take part:

Please contact the legal firm of your choice from our list overleaf and make an appointment. These need to be booked in advance during May to avoid disappointment. Before your first meeting, complete the form provided by the solicitor, this will help keep your meeting short and ensure that your solicitor has all the information they may need. Once the process is complete you can then make your donation to St Rocco’s using the donation form provided.

We are very grateful to all our participating solicitors for their ongoing support

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