Make A Will Fortnight 2019

Take part in St Wilfrid’s Hospice Make A Will Fortnight scheme and have your Will written, or amended, by a local solicitor firm without charge.

Why do I need a Will?

It’s essential to make plans for the assets you leave when you die, however large or small, to ensure your money and possessions go to the people and charities that you care about. A Will is particularly important if you have dependent children and for recording your wishes with regards to any pets and your funeral plans.

A properly made Will provides peace of mind from knowing that you have made it as easy as possible for your family to sort out your estate.

By taking part in St Wilfrid’s Hospice Make A Will Fortnight your Will can be written, or amended, without fees and instead you will be asked to make a donation to St Wilfrid’s at the time of your appointment.


With the purchase of our new home, it made sense to write our Wills and gave us security in knowing that our wishes have been recorded. It was a simple process and we were delighted to support the vital work of St. Wilfrid’s!”

Vicky and James
Make A Will Fortnight participants

What is Make a Will Fortnight?

Make a Will Fortnight is being held from Monday 3rd June to Friday 14th June

Several local solicitors have kindly agreed to take part by writing, or amending, standard Wills free of charge. Instead of charging you a fee they will ask you to consider making a donation to the Hospice. All solicitors are donating their time and expertise and we are enormously grateful for their support*.

How to take part:

  1. Call a participating firm to secure one of the limited appointments available.
  2. After securing an appointment you may be sent a short list of things to consider e.g. your possessions and anyone you wish to benefit from your Will.
  3. The scheme covers a new standard Will or amendment to an existing Will and your solicitor will not charge you a fee. Instead, they will ask you to consider making a suggested donation* to St Wilfrid’s Hospice in support of their work with terminally-ill local people.
  4. Should your Will require any specialist advice then they will advise you of this and quote a fee for the necessary extra work, before going ahead.

*Participating solicitors are supporting this scheme in order to raise funds for St Wilfrid’s work. Rather than paying your solicitors’ fee for a new or amended Will, they will ask that you make a donation at your appointment to support our work with terminally-ill local people and their loved ones. We suggest a minimum donation of £100 for a Codicil, £150 for an individual Will or £250 for Mirror Wills (couple), however some participating solicitors’ usual fees will be higher and they may encourage you to use these as a guide for your donation.

Please note: this is not a ‘free Will’ scheme.

For further information about the Make a Will Fortnight scheme please call: 01243 755827 or e-mail:

Participating solicitors list will be available from the 25 April 2019.

'The ‘Make a Will Fortnight’ is an excellent opportunity to support the invaluable work St Wilfrid’s Hospice provides whilst gaining the benefit of a professionally drafted Will. All the staff at George Ide LLP feel privileged to support our local hospice.' -Ursula Watt, George Ide LLP