Throughout May, several local Solicitors have agreed to support Ashgate Hospicecare’s Make a Will Campaign.
The campaign, which is designed to educate the public on the importance of Wills and to encourage them to make one, will be supported by local solicitors who will offer a free service for the making of a basic Will in return for a donation to Ashgate Hospicecare.
Every year supporters of Ashgate Hospicecare help to ensure that the hospice can continue to help patients and their families whose lives have been affected by a life limiting illness by leaving a gift in their Will.
Alison chose to support Ashgate Hospicecare by leaving a gift in her Will after her husband, Mark, died in the Hospice. She said, “The Hospice kind of tracked our journey and came into and out of our lives as and when we needed it. We were absolutely overwhelmed at the kindness of everyone, just the smallest of things that the staff and volunteers did all built up and meant so much to us both.
“Ashgate Hospicecare is a community resource and I know that the gift I am leaving in my Will really will make a huge difference to those people facing a similar situation to ours.”
Each year, gifts in Wills help to ensure that the Hospice can go on helping patients and their families whose lives are affected by life limiting illnesses. In fact, one in five of our patients are cared for by using gifts in Wills. Without those gifts, it is likely that 275 fewer patients would be cared for by the Hospice each year.
Ashgate Hospicecare is encouraging those who haven’t made a Will to use this opportunity to do so. Appointments can be made directly with the solicitor and a list of those participating in the campaign can be found on https://www.ashgatehospicecare.org.uk/get-involved/gifts-in-wills/will-month/.
Photo: Alison, with her late husband, Mark.