Imelda’s Story

Hear from our supporter Imelda about her experience taking part in Will Month in 2022, and leaving a gift to St Ann's in her Will.

Imelda has been a volunteer for St Ann’s Hospice for over five years, supporting on our Inpatient Unit and from home using her experience in project management. She loved being in a patient-facing role at the hospice, having previously volunteered at the Christie.

Imelda took part in Will Month last year after seeing it advertised at the hospice. She had talked about re-writing her Will for a long time and it seemed like an ideal opportunity.

She said: “The pack of information that the Fundraising Team provided was really helpful. We got all the information we needed and we could choose our solicitor, which is really important.”

We got so much of the solicitor’s time for the suggested donation, and it was a completely pain-free process. Imelda, St Ann's supporter & volunteer

“The solicitor was local, which made it really easy to sign documents. We had an initial chat with the solicitor to make sure they were the right fit, then completed lots of the process online. It was so easy.

“I wanted to take part in Will Month instead of re-writing my Will another time to support St Ann’s. It’s tough at the moment to fundraise, so it’s a way of being able to give a donation now instead of the money being spent elsewhere.

“We also decided to leave a gift to St Ann’s in our Will, which is a great way to support the hospice into the future too.”

I would really recommend taking part. It was so simple and easy. It’s not just an online Will-writing service; you can make your Will with the participating solicitor of your choice, and St Ann’s benefit. Imelda, St Ann's supporter & volunteer