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Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019
Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Make a Will Month

Many of us know how important it is to make a Will or update our current Will, but haven’t quite got around to it. Creating a Will is a lot simpler than people often think and can offer peace of mind.

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

This May is Make a Will Month at Thames Hospice and we have lots of ways to help you write your Will. 

Get your Will written or updated with a local solicitor for a donation to Thames Hospice, or write your Will online for free. Come to our solicitor drop in sessions at the Café by the Lake and get free advice from a local solicitor.

Write or update a simple Will with a local solicitor for a donation to Thames Hospice. Our partner solicitors generously give their time for free to host Will Month appointments with your donation coming directly to our charity.

How to book:

  • Simply get in touch directly with a solicitor of your choice from the list below and make an appointment. Anyone can use this offer including patients, families, supporters, volunteers, staff and the general public.
  • At the appointment, explain what you like by telling the solicitor what assets you have and who you'd like to benefit in the event of your death. The solicitor will tell you if it can be done as a standard Will. If you require specialist advice, the solicitor will tell you what can be included under the Make a Will Month scheme and give you a separate price for the remaining work. All solicitors reserve the right to charge you a fee if your Will is not simple.
  • The suggested donation for a single simple Will is £200 and a simple Mirror Will is £300. The solicitor will advise you on how much the firm would normally charge for preparing the Will. You'll be given a Thames Hospice donation form to complete and will be asked to make a donation that reflects the time and effort of the solicitors work.
  • There is no obligation to include a gift to Thames Hospice in your Will. The solicitors will be able to advise you about the tax effectiveness of Gifts in Wills and after you’ve remembered those closest to you, we hope you may consider us. To find out more information about leaving a Gift in your Will, please visit www.thameshospice.org.uk/gift-in-will

Don’t miss out…

The number of Wills available from each solicitor is limited. Appointments have previously filled quickly, so please ensure you contact your chosen solicitor as soon as you can to book your place.

Participating solicitors

    Elizabeth Urquhart Irvine of Charles Coleman Solicitors – 01753 861115

    Beaumont House, 28-30 Beaumont Road, Windsor, SL4 1JP

    Circe Law – 07597 372530

    7 Lake End Court, Taplow Road, Taplow, SL6 0JQ

    Graeme Black of Herrington Carmichael Solicitors – 01276 748846

    Brennan House, Farnborough Aerospace Centre Business Park, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 6XR

    Katie Lightfoot, of Caverley Lightfoot Ltd. – 01628 873442

    1 St Peter’s Road, Maidenhead SL6 7QU

    Madeline Harris, of NE Family Law – 01753 983198

    12 Castle Hill, Windsor, SL4 1DP

    Sophie Hamilton of Parfitt Cresswell Solicitors – 01753 271640

    27 Victoria Street, Windsor, SL4 1HE

    Drop by for a chat and free advice with a trusted local solicitor to help answer your questions about inheritance tax planning, Power of Attorney, updating a Will and more.

    No need to book!

    Wednesday 8 May 9.30am-11.30am

    Monday 13 May 9.30am–11.30am

    Thursday 16 May 9.30am–11.30am

    Thames Hospice, Café by the Lake, Windsor Road, Maidenhead, SL6 2DN

    For a limited time only, we have teamed up with Will-writing specialists Farewill to help you write or update a simple Will for free. It only takes 30 minutes and you can do it from the comfort of your own home, online or over the phone.


    Thames Hospice’s promises to you

    Our gifts in Will promises to you:

    • We understand that your loved ones will always come first

    • We won't ask you about the size or type of your gift

    • We respect your right to change your mind

    • Your gift will be used to support our area of greatest need

    FAQ's

    Contact our gifts in Wills team 

    If you have any questions about how your gift can help more patients in the future, please get in touch with Alice from our Gifts in Wills Team.

    Phone: 01753 847308

    Email: wills@thameshospice.org.uk

    We would love to say thank you if you have left Thames Hospice a gift in your Will.

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