Hibberts Solicitors are completing Wills for donations in partnership with St Luke’s Hospice, Winsford as part of their “Wills Week” and Make a Will Month for Dougie Mac in Stoke. The team will be waiving their will writing fee during the week of 18th – 22nd October for St Luke’s in return for their clients making a suggested minimum donation of £150 for a single will, or £250 for a couple, to go to the charities. Clients book in under their preferred charity scheme and usually make a donation once the Will has been completed, or they provide for the charity by way of a legacy in their Will. For Dougie Mac Hospice, this will run throughout the month of October.
Many people put off writing a Will or think they are too young, but especially given these challenging times it is more important than ever to ensure that you have a current Will in place that reflects your most current circumstances. Delaying writing a Will means that your loved ones may not be able to honour your wishes, especially if you die ‘intestate’ i.e. without a Will in place. Without a Will to guide them, even something like your family organising the funeral can become more difficult. By having your preferred person named as an executor of your Will, they can deal with your finances and be involved in ensuring your estate is distributed according to your wishes. Your Will can cover everything including who would look after your pets as well as distribute your personal possessions to friends and family.
Dougie Mac Hospice is a charity based in Stoke on Trent and they offer specialised care for patients over the age of 16 who are facing a life-limiting illness when a cure is no longer possible.
St Luke’s Hospice is based in Winsford and provide palliative care to local people, supporting them in ways which go beyond the scope and funding of the NHS. Last year they supported over 1,000 local people from end of life care to supporting carers, and from helping children cope with grief to helping patients return to work after an illness.
Gemma Ambrose, Partner specialising in wills, probate and trust and tax planning comments “Hibberts Solicitors are delighted to support both charities again this year by completing Wills for donations. We’ve been a part of both schemes for a number of years which gives us an opportunity to not only support two local charities, but also ensure that people have an up to date Will. Having a Will not only allows you to ensure your loved ones are provided for financially but also the opportunity to benefit those who the law does not automatically recognise, such as partners, step-children, charities and friends.”
If you would like to find out more about making or updating your will, contact the Hibberts Wills, Trusts and Probate team here.