Will Month

Making your will can put your mind at rest and feel like you have accomplished an important life administration task, and with the right advice, it is not difficult or time-consuming to do. It's actually a lot easier than you might imagine and it's a way to make a lasting and positive statement about what you want for the future.

We are currently midway through our Will Month 2020 and we are grateful for all the participating solicitors that you can find a list of by clicking the link below.

You may also be interested to know that you can ensure that your affairs are in order and also make a gift to St Ann’s Hospice from the comfort of your own home. Do have a look at the two different online providers that are supporting us and see if you would like to try either way to write your will online.

Bequeathed 

https://www.bequeathed.org/p/sah

An online tool, created by solicitors, and endorsed by a charity fundraiser with over 20 years experience of raising awareness of the benefit to charities of gifts in a Will.

Guardian Angel

https://bit.ly/OnlineWills

Writing a Will with Guardian Angel takes just 15 minutes. You can do this from the comfort of your own home, at your own pace. When Sam, the Manchester-based founder, lost his mother suddenly in 2018, his experience made him want to help others and so he created this online service for people suffering with loss.

So, why not join us for Will Month this March, take the opportunity to get your affairs in order, gain peace of mind and ensure that your lasting wishes will be carried out.

Why make a Will?

  • It means that you can decide what happens to your personal possessions
  • It can prevent unnecessary upset around who inherits your estate
  • If you live with a partner but you’re not married, then legally, they may not necessarily be looked after but you can provide for your partner and any children and be confident your wishes are met
  • You can seek advice and deal with any tax planning to avoid or reduce inheritance tax
  • You can continue to help the charities/good causes that you’ve supported during your lifetime

Family and friends first
At St Ann’s we know that caring for your family is a priority.  However, after making provision for your family and friends you can leave whatever is left in your estate (known as the residue) to St Ann’s Hospice, either alone or alongside other charities.

Cash Legacy
Cash donations are always very welcome.  But do remember that cash donations can decrease in value over time.  To avoid this you can either index link your gift or review it every now and again to make sure it retains original value.

Legacy in Kind
Specific items such as property, shares, jewellery or furniture can also be gifted.  Leaving the contents of your home as a gift in your Will is most welcome as our shops can then realise the value of your gift for St Ann’s Hospice.

If you would like to take part in this campaign click the button below to find out how our Will Month works.

For more information and for a confidential chat please call our Fundraising team on 0161 498 3631, email legacies@sah.org.uk

For answers to frequently asked questions click here.

Anne Tinnion - Volunteer

Anne supported St Ann’s by taking part in our last Will Campaign. She chose to make a donation at the time and she also wanted to let us know that she had left St Ann’s a gift in her will so that we know that we have her support into the future.

St Ann’s is such a wonderful place and in my role as a receptionist, I see so many people coming to the hospice, either as a patient or with their loved one. I always try to make them smile and reassure them as sometimes, people are apprehensive about what to expect in a hospice. Anyone who knows me, knows that I love to talk and it’s so important to me to be able to do that, I really believe that a kind word helps a lot. Knowing that I’ve made a difference to their day is really important to me. Knowing that a gift in my will is going to continue making a difference makes me feel proud and reassured that my love for St Ann’s will live on.

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