Make A Will Week

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The Cornwall Hospice Care Make a Will Week campaign is to encourage people to consider making a Will to ensure their wishes are respected and that they decide what will happen to everything they own.

The campaign is supporting people to have their Wills written or updated by a supportive local solicitor, who gives their time freely to help the public put matters in hand allowing them to remember their family, friends and local good causes in their Wills and make a charitable donation.

For the campaign, instead of accepting their normal fee, participating Solicitors ask for a donation instead to be made towards our work.

We suggest a minimum donation of £100 for a single Will, £150 for Mirror Wills and £55 for a codicil.

How to take part:

Make a Will Week takes place between the 14th – 18th May.

  1. Choose which solicitor who wish to approach to write or amend your Will.
  2. Approach the Solicitor direct on the details below of the Solicitors supporting the campaign to book your appointment.
  3. At the appointment, the Solicitor will advise you on the options and procedures for making or updating your Will and asks for what family, friends you wish to remember and the local good causes you are passionate about and if you want to remember them in their Will.
  4. Once your Will is completed, the Solicitor takes your donation for Cornwall Hospice Care at your appointment. Suggested donation of £100 for a single Will, £150 for a pair of ‘Mirror’ Wills and £55 for a Codicil.

Please be aware that if your circumstances are complicated, requiring specialist advice, the solicitor will advise you that the task cannot be undertaken as part of the Make A Will Week scheme and the solicitor can proceed if they advise the client ahead of the process if any additional fee will be charged by the Solicitor to the client.

For any further information contact: The Fundraising Department, Cornwall Hospice Care, Daniels Lane, Holmbush, St Austell PL25 3HS.

Email: fundraising@cornwallhospice.co.uk or Telephone: 01726 66868 (option 3)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to leave a gift in my Will to Cornwall Hospice Care to take part in the campaign?

No, although any gift, large or small, specific of a percentage of your estate would be gratefully received and will support our future and the care of those terminally ill in Cornwall.

If I choose to leave a gift in my Will to Cornwall Hospice Care do I need to tell you?

No, although being made aware of a gift can help us plan for our future. We can also keep you updated on the work our Charity do you can see how you gift will support our work across Cornwall.

Who do I make my donation to?

Please make your donation payable to Cornwall Hospice Care.

What details will you hold on me?

After meeting with a solicitor you will be asked to complete a donation form, which will be sent to us with your donation. This will also include the opportunity to Gift Aid your donation. We will then write to thank you for your donation.

I can’t make the dates, can I still take part another week?

Solicitors may at request book an appointment outside of this week, it is best to check direct with your chosen solicitor.