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Wills Month 2022

Make or amend your Will this June and support your local hospice.

St Helena Hospice Wills Month returns this June and three local solicitors are waiving their usual fees to write or amend your Will and will instead ask for a suggested donation to the hospice.

Thanks to Birkett Long, John Fowlers Solicitors, and Fisher Jones Greenwood, all the money raised from Wills Month will go towards ensuring more local people receive the comfort, dignity and compassion they deserve, right to the end of life.

Having a Will is really important, whatever your age or circumstances - so if you haven’t made your Will yet, June is the perfect time to do so.

Suggested donations: basic Will, £100; mirror Will, £175

Did you know, over 50% of people in the UK don’t have a Will?

Making a will can allow you to ensure your affairs are in order, final wishes are met and your loved ones are looked after in the future and it may reduce inheritance tax.

All the money raised from Wills Month goes towards helping St Helena Hospice to be here every step of the way for everyone who needs us, helping life to go on in the face of dying, death and bereavement. 

How does Wills Month work?

  1. Choose a local solicitor from our list below.
  2. Call St Helena Hospice or use the form on this page to request an appointment (from 19th April 2022).
  3. We'll arrange your appointment with the solicitor and then call you back to confirm and take your donation. We'll also send you the details by email along with our Wills Month pack. 
  4. Attend your appointment and the solicitor will write or amend your basic or mirror Will.

If you have any questions regarding Wills Month, please contact the fundraising team on 01206 941 468 or email fundraising@sthelena.org.uk

1 in 5 patients and families cared for by St Helena Hospice are supported by donations made from gifts in Wills.

Our lives are all made up of stories we cherish and that make us who we are. A gift in your Will can help give hope and comfort to another person’s story. Every gift pledged in a Will, large or small, will help St Helena Hospice to be here for future generations that follow in our footsteps.

When the time is right for you to remember a charity in your Will, please remember St Helena Hospice.

Find out more about leaving a gift to St Helena Hospice in your Will.

This year's participating solicitors are:

Bookings can be made from 19th April by using the form below or calling 01206 931 468, and are only available between June 1st - 30th 2022.

Birkett Long Solicitors
 

Birkett Long

1 Amphora Place, Sheepen Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3WG

John Fowlers Solicitors
 

John Fowlers

Branches participating: Colchester, Brightlingsea, West Mersea

Fisher Jones Greenwood Solicitors

Fisher Jones Greenwood

Branches participating: Frinton-on-Sea, Holland-on-Sea, Clacton-on-Sea and Colchester.

I would like to request a Wills Month appointment

 

Terms and conditions

Booking
Please call St Helena Hospice to make an appointment or use the form on this page. We will contact solicitors and arrange an appointment for you, you will then receive an email confirmation and further information.
Donation
You will be required to make your donation when we confirm your appointment the suggested donation for this is £100 for a Basic Will and £175 for a Mirrored Will.
Delivery of service
The donation covers the writing of a basic or mirrored Will, if your Will is more complicated, then the solicitor will pre-agree the additional fee directly with you. 
Cancellations
If for any reason you are unable to attend your appointment, please let us know so we can rearrange this for you. If this should happen on a weekend with little notice, please contact the solicitors directly to inform them that you will not be arriving. However, if we are not able to reschedule the appointment at all, you will be entitled to a refund.
Covid-19
In these unprecedented times please see above if you should need to rearrange your appointment. Some solicitors can offer online appointments, if this this is something you would like please let us know when booking your appointment.  
Refunds and cancellations
We will not be liable for any damage, costs, loss, or injury incurred by you in taking part in Wills Month.
Complaints
If you feel you have any cause to complain about any aspect of Wills Month, or wish to offer suggestions for its improvement, please contact us either by phone, e-mail, or at the address below. Alternately you can contact the Solicitors directly if this relates to them
Contact
If you have any questions about these terms and conditions, please contact us at:
St Helena 
Units 1 and 4 The Atrium
Wyncolls Road
Colchester
CO4 9AS
01206 931468
fundraising@sthelena.org.uk
 

Frequently asked questions

What is Wills Month?
This is where participating local solicitors waive their fee for writing a Will in exchange for a donation to St Helena Hospice.
When is Wills Month?
This takes place in June with appointments available from the 1st of June to the 30th of June.
Which Solicitors are taking part?
Fisher Jones Greenwood, John Fowlers and Birkett Long.
What locations are the Solicitors offices in?
Fisher Jones Greenwood – Clacton-On-Sea, Holland-On-Sea, and Colchester
John Fowlers – Colchester, Mersea and Brightlingsea
Birkett Long – Colchester
How much does it cost?
We have a suggested donation of £100 for a Basic Will and £175 for a Mirrored Will.
When can I make an appointment?
Appointments can be made from 19th of April 2022.
What happens after I have booked appointment and made my donation?
We will send details of your appointment date, time, and location along with any pre appointment links or documents that are needed to be completed before the day. In addition, we will include our brochure on Gifts in Wills for your information.
How do I take part?
You can use the form on our website or contact the fundraising team by phone 01206 931468 or email fundraising@sthelena.org.uk and give these details to make an appointment:
  • Name, 
  • Address, 
  • Telephone, 
  • Email
  • Any preferred days/times/location or solicitor for appointment.
We will then liaise with the solicitor and get in touch to arrange appointment with you and take your donation.

 
 
 
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