Wills and legacies

Over half of the population do not have a will and of those that do, over 20% of them have never reviewed it. Have you thought about your future and what will happen if the worst happens?

Why make a will?

What people often forget is that making a will is not just about sorting out the financial aspects. A will ensures that your final wishes are clear. Your possessions and property are going to the right place, and the family and children you leave behind are looked after.

Leaving a legacy

A valuable part of our income comes to us from gifts left to St Luke’s in wills, meaning that the care of many of our patients is possible due to a legacy donation. By leaving St Luke’s a legacy gift, you can really make a lasting difference. For more information, please contact Fundraising on 01752 492626 or email legacyinfo@stlukes-hospice.org.uk

Free will writing service

Farewill

Here at St Luke’s we are working with Farewill to offer a simple will writing service either online or over the phone. Please support us by writing your will with them and either leave a donation to St Luke’s or a lasting gift in your will. Your support will help us provide vital end of life care to people in your community. Click here to sign up today.

FAQs

People should be urged to write their will and tell the trustees or executors that this has been done. They should have confirmed with them that it is ok to use them as trustees or executor. If you are a next of kin (NOK) or a beneficiary you may not sign the will. There is an independent will registry, but this is not something that a solicitor would automatically do, but it can be added to it by the person writing the will.

Solicitors can only take instruction from the person writing the will and cannot advise on financials  – whereas a Financial Advisor can check the financials (including property and belongings valuations) and subsequently offer financial advice.