During September, we are offering our supporters an opportunity to make or update your Will for free.
Claim your free Will
Contact a local solicitor: the following trusted solicitors will help Thames Hospice supporters to make a simple Will free of charge. You can book directly using the following contact details, quoting ‘Thames Hospice’.
Make your free Will online. Thames Hospice has teamed up with Farewill, the UK’s leading online will writing service.
Ask a question
Attend one of our free seminars to hear from local experts how having a Will can benefit you and your family. They will also be happy to answer any questions you might have:
Friday 17 September at 11am, an in person event at Thames Hospice where Jade Gani from Aston Bond Solicitors and the Good Will Foundation will outline the benefits of having lasting powers of attorney for your future health and financial needs. Karan Chandreja from K C Wealth Management will suggest some of the ways that you can reduce inheritance tax. Places for this event are limited. Book your place here.
Tuesday 21 September at 2pm (rescheduled from 6 September), Graeme Black of Bonnetts Solicitors Ascot will answer your questions about the key things to consider when making or updating your Will in our free online seminar. Book your place here.
Supporting future generations
Whether your gift is a percentage of your estate or a specific sum, a gift to Thames Hospice in your Will gives us the confidence that we will be here to support future generations of local people when they most need our expert care.
£675 funds 24 hours of complete care for one patient in our Inpatient Unit.
£21,000 funds care for 28 patients for 24 hours.
£147,000 would fund all our inpatients' care for a week.
If you would like to speak to us, have a question or want a list of local solicitors we work with please call Frances Greaney in the Major Gifts Team on 01753 848949.
Leaving a gift
Including a Gift in your, Will is an important decision and you will need to consider some key information
when making or updating your Will.
Take care of your loved ones – An up to date Will ensures that your family and loved ones have financial security.
Avoid intestacy - It is a common misconception that if a married person passes away their entire estate will inevitably pass to the surviving spouse. The only way to ensure your estate passes in accordance with your wishes is to write a Will.
- A Will is a clear and binding expression of your wishes, and helps avoid bitterness and disputes that could damage the relationships of your nearest and dearest.
Protect your children – With the right provision in your Will, you can protect as much of your estate as possible for your children and grandchildren. If they are still under 18 or have support needs, it will also allow you to specify who will care for them.
Support your local hospice - Many people choose to support Thames Hospice in recognition of the compassionate care they or a loved one has received, or because they wish to support an excellent local charity.
Thames Hospice has been granting last wishes since 1987. With your support, we can continue for the next 30 and beyond.
How to leave a gift in your Will?
Having an up-to-date Will reduces stress and worry for you and the people you love. There are a few key things to consider:
Get professional advice from a trusted solicitor-You can find a list of solicitors with recognised expertise in Will writing on the Law Society’s website. Thames Hospice works with expert local solicitors and some offer free Wills to our patients. Please complete the form below for a list.
Tax Savings - All gifts to charity are exempt from Inheritance Tax. If you leave 10% or more of your estate to charities, it will reduce the amount of rate of Inheritance Tax (36% instead of 40%) on the rest of your estate. Please speak to your solicitor for legal advice.
Updating your Will- If you are intending to include a gift to Thames Hospice, thank you! Just 1% of your estate can help to ensure we can care for local families when they are facing great pain and loss.
If you have already written a Will and wish to add Thames Hospice as one of your beneficiaries, you can add a codicil to your Will. Please complete the form below to request a codicil form.
Consider including a gift to Thames Hospice-If you are considering leaving a gift to Thames Hospice in your Will you will need the following key information when meeting your solicitor: