Why should I make a Will?

Making a Will ensures that when you die, your estate, which includes your money, property and possessions, is shared exactly according to your wishes. We believe that everyone should make a Will, but it is especially important if you have children, own property, have savings, investments or insurance policies, or own or part-own a business. Having a Will means you can guarantee that your family, your friends and your favourite causes are looked after in the event of your death.

 

How do I make a will?

We strongly recommended that you consult a Solicitor or Will writing professional so that they can advise you and handle the Will writing process for you. This will ensure that your wishes can be legally carried out. You can also take part in our Make a Will month. During the month several local solicitors pledge their time free of charge to provide a professionally written Will in exchange for a donation to the Hospice. Please see further details below or contact Claire Ashby (claire.ashby@hokh.co.uk) to find out about our next Make a Will month.

 

Why should I include Heart of Kent Hospice in my Will?

We believe that everyone deserves the best care at the end of their lives. As our local community grows and ages, an ever-increasing number of people need our care. By leaving a gift to us in your Will, you are helping to make sure we are here to give individually personalised, compassionate care and support to patients and their loved ones for many years to come.

 

 

How do I leave a gift to Heart of Kent Hospice and should I tell you?

Gifts in Wills make an enormous difference to our income and the number of people that we are able to care for. Any legacy you wish to give us will be gratefully received and put to very good use. If you decide to include Heart of Kent Hospice in your Will, then please discuss this with your Solicitor and inform him or her of your wishes. A Will is a private document and it is entirely up to you whether you inform us that you are leaving a gift. If you decide to do so, we would be delighted to discuss with you how your gift could be used and share with you the difference it makes in the community.

 

What is Make a Will month and how does it work?

During Make a Will month local Solicitors pledge their time for free, offering a set number of appointments to local people who want to write or update their Wills. In return, we ask that you make a suggested donation to the Hospice, which provides a considerable saving on the professional fees.

 

How else can I support Heart of Kent Hospice?

The generosity of both donors and volunteers has a huge impact on the work we do and the difference we are able to make. Some people show their support by making one-off donations and many others donate on a regular basis – either monthly, quarterly or annually. We are extremely grateful for every single donation received. To find out more on donating please visit https://www.hokh.org/donation-appeal/

Many other supporters donate their time to us by volunteering to work in our retail shops, at fundraising events or in the hospice itself. We have over 600 volunteers working with us and the time that they give, even if just an hour or two each week or month, means we can meet the needs of the increasing number of people in our community needing our care and support. To find out more about volunteering, please visit https://www.hokh.org/support-us/volunteer-for-us/

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