Ways to donate Make a Will Week Monday 14th to Friday 18th October 2019 Do you need to make or update your Will?Everyone should have a Will regardless of age, income or health as it’s the only way of ensuring that your wishes are met after your death. East and North Hertfordshire Hospitals' Charity’s Make a Will Week is the perfect opportunity to ensure your family and loved ones are taken care of. During Make a Will Week, participating solicitors and Will-writers have kindly agreed to waive their usual fee and write a simple Will, in return for you making a donation to your local hospital charity Making your Will can be more affordable and straightforward than you think. It is vital to have an up-to-date Will, otherwise your wishes may not be carried out and your family, loved ones and the charities close to your heart may not benefit. There are many specific reasons for writing a will, including: Children If you have children or step-children under 18, you should choose who will look after them and ensure there are funds to help. Unmarried couples If you aren't married or in a civil partnership, don't expect anything to go to your partner if you don't make a will. Change in personal circumstances Update your will when you marry, divorce or have kids. Pets Decide what should happen to family pets. Specific funeral plans If you know what you want your funeral to be like, you can leave instructions so that your family doesn't have to make the decisions. Property If you own your home on a 'joint tenant' basis, when you die your ownership will automatically pass to the other owner. If you own your property on a 'tenants in common' basis, it's important to say what happens to your share of the house. If you own a property overseas, inheritance laws may be different to the UK. The average cost of a basic Will can be around £300 so this is a fantastic saving! Participating solicitors include: Tollers (Stevenage) Heckford Norton (Letchworth) Tees Law (Royston) Participating will-writers include: ARK Will Writers Secure Inheritance Hillman Legal Services To book your appointment, please contact your preferred solicitor or will-writer by clicking on their name above. Or click on the image below to download our Make a Will Week leaflet to see contact numbers and email addresses. Participating in Make a Will Week is also an excellent time to consider if you would like to leave a gift in your will to benefit future patients, although this is of course not obligatory. Click on the image below to download a copy of our legacy leaflet, where we explain how donations in Wills, no matter how big or small, can help to provide extraordinary care for future generations at your local hospital. Terms and Conditions Only some of the solicitors and will writers are able to make home visits Solicitors and will-writers reserve the right to make a charge for more complex Wills incorporating trust provisions and for providing any tax planning advise associated with the preparation of a Will. However, any potential additional costs will be discussed and agreed with you beforehand The offer is for a simple/standard will or mirror wills The offer does not entitle you to a free will in the future Some of the solicitors may not include codicils in the offer Only some of our will writers and solicitors are able to offer home appointments. If you would like to receive a copy of our legacy leaflet by post, please complete this form Please note that appointments are limited and this initiative is best suited to simple estates. In order to raise funds for your local hospital charity, we ask for your donation to reflect the professional service received, and suggest a minimum donation of £100 for a standard single Will and £150 for standard mirror Wills Booking for this event has now closed.