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Wirral Hospice's annual Make a Will Month campaign is operating in a different way due to the current situation with the Coronavirus. Some solicitors will be speaking to clients over the telephone and sending out questionnaire packs where possible. Face to face meetings have been put on hold until they are instructed that it is safe to do so. If you would like to make an appointment, appointments are still available, please call solicitors for advice. We appreciate your understanding during this challenging period that we are all facing.
Keep safe and stay healthy through this difficult time. xxx
What is 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 your Will is an important way to remember the friends, family and causes you care about after your death. A donation in your Will to Wirral Hospice St John’s costs you nothing during your lifetime but can offer comfort, care and support to local patients and families. Your gift will help ensure that families facing serious illnesses in the future can receive the best possible care when there’s no cure.
A gift in your Will can keep a person as well as possible for as long as possible. No matter the size of your donation, it will certainly make a difference. As an independent local charity, we rely on gifts in Wills to be able to continue to provide our services both at the Hospice and within our community.
Properly drawn up Wills can reduce Inheritance Tax and leaving a gift to a charity such as Wirral Hospice St John’s can lower the Inheritance Tax payable on your Estate. It also enables you to make important decisions that affect your family and friends after your death.
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.
Pecuniary legacy: A gift of a taxed sum of money
Specific legacy: A gift of a particular named item, i.e. jewellery, painting, etc.
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 Wirral Hospice St John’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.
We hold our annual Make a Will month in April where local solicitors kindly give up their time and waive their fee to draw up basic Wills in return for a donation to Wirral Hospice St John’s. It is an excellent opportunity for you to make or update your Will following any major changes in your life such as moving house, marriage, divorce and having children/grandchildren.
Please see below list of this year's solicitors: