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15 - 19 May 2017

Making a Will ensures that your family’s future is secure and that your wishes will be followed through. But just over a third of people in the UK currently have a Will and of those who do, half have never updated it. 

The aim of Make a Will Week is to help you make or update your Will while supporting Rowcroft Hospice. By making or updating your Will during Make a Will Week you’ll be helping families in South Devon who are living with life-limiting illnesses to make the most of every moment they have together. Though there is no obligation to do so, you will also have the opportunity to leave a gift to Rowcroft in your Will.

How Make a Will Week works

For one week only, local participating solicitors waive their entire fee for Will-making in return for a donation to the hospice. The suggested donations are £100 for a single Will and £150 for a mirror Will which will go directly to Rowcroft. For Wills requiring specialist advice, a fee can be agreed in advance.

Your Donation and Gifts

All donations from participating solicitors go directly to Rowcroft, helping to make every day the best day possible for 2200 patients every year. Funded in the main by donations and gifts in Wills, Rowcroft provides comfort and support in patients’ homes, the community and at the hospice’s Inpatient Unit and Outpatient Centre in Torquay.

While making or updating your Will, you might also choose to leave a gift to Rowcroft. Although our specialist care is provided free of charge, it is not free to provide, in fact 75% is provided by donations and gifts in Wills. No matter how large or small your gift, it will make a real and lasting difference to people’s lives.

There are various ways you can remember Rowcroft in your Will

A Residuary Gift - Once your family has been cared for and debts and expenses paid you may consider leaving part of your estate to Rowcroft e.g. 1% of the residue of your estate.

Pecuniary Gift - A fixed gift of money e.g. £1,000.

A Specific Gift - This can be anything from clothing, furniture or a piece of jewellery.

To support Make A Will Week call one of the participating Solicitors for an appointment and mention ‘Rowcroft's Make a Will Week’. 

If you would like to write your Will at any other time of the year, we are supported all year round by a number of local solicitors who donate 25% of their fee to Rowcroft whenever they write a Will for a Rowcroft Hospice supporter. View our Will writing scheme.

We understand that adding Rowcroft to your Will is a significant decision and therefore would be delighted to arrange a visit to the hospice for you to see for yourself the work that goes on at the hospice, or offer you the opportunity to discuss your thoughts and questions with our Legacy Officer. 

To find out more contact Daniela Hopkins by emailing email or call 01803 217642.

"Scott Richards have supported Rowcroft Hospice Make A Will Week for many years. The Hospice is close to our offices and provides vital support and services for local people. We are delighted to be associated with the important work that Rowcroft does."

Sean Mercer, Scott Richards

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