Rennie Grove encourages people to take part in the charity's Make Your Will Month campaign in June

Here's how you can support local hospice care by making or updating your Will in June

Thursday, 27th May 2021, 12:26 pm

A selection of local solicitors will be waiving their basic will-writing fees in June, in lieu of a donation to Rennie Grove Hospice Care as part of the charity’s Make Your Will Month campaign.

Making or updating our Will is something we should all do to ensure that loved ones are taken care of in the future.

If you have experienced a significant life change such as a moving house, welcoming a new addition to the family, getting married or your personal circumstances have changed, it is the ideal time to review your affairs.

Ursula with her husband Charles (1972)

Local solicitors who have signed up to the campaign will offer their expertise in making or updating a standard Will in return for a donation to Rennie Grove.

If your circumstances are more complicated, your chosen solicitor will agree any additional fees in advance.

Tracey Hancock, director of fundraising said: “Your Will is one of the most important documents you’ll ever create. It ensures that all your assets and possessions can be distributed as you wish.

"If you die without a Will, the Government decides who gets what. A Will brings peace of mind and security for you and your loved ones.”

Ursula with her dog

Tracey added: “We suggest a minimum donation of £175 for a single Will or £275 for a pair of mirror Wills.

"That represents a reduction on solicitors’ usual fees, and means the donation you make will be helping us to care for other families, while you’re taking care of yours.”

In addition to supporting local hospice care by making or updating your Will with Rennie Grove’s partner solicitors during June, you can also ask how to leave a gift in your Will to the charity if you wish to.

Tracey added: “One in three of our hospice at home nurses has been funded by gifts in Wills, so you can see the far-reaching impact a legacy can have for so many families in your local community.”

Ursula Hilborne decided to split her estate between two hospice charities, one of which was Rennie Grove.

The hospice at home nurses had looked after a friend of hers and the impact and importance of that care to Ursula is reflected in her generous bequest.

“I think the gift in her Will was her way of saying thank you,” says Alex, a close family friend to whom Ursula entrusted the role of executor.

Alex added: “Ursula wanted to be sure her bequests would make a real difference to the local communities she cared about.”

To see a full list of participating solicitors and to book your appointment for Make Your Will Month this June, visit the Rennie Grove website, where you can also find out more about the benefits of legacy giving.