Write your will month this September
Following on from the success of last year's Write Your Will Month, which raised money for various ward and department charity projects, throughout September 2016 we will be encouraging supporters to have their wills professionally written or updated in exchange for a small donation to the charity.
"It takes a huge weight off your mind. It's like having one room in the house all beautiful and tidy in case you ever need it. The peace of mind that you have prepared it and shut the door and it's ready for anyone who needs it. You don't have to worry then." Sue Jameson, New Tricks actress and charity legacy ambassador reflecting on writing her will.
Instead of paying a solicitors fee, you will be invited to make a donation to help raise money for Southampton Hospital Charity, or you can direct your donation to whichever area of the hospital is closest to your heart.
After providing for your loved ones, we hope that you will include a gift to Southampton Hospital Charity in your will. Donating just 1% of the residue of your estate or as much as you can spare will make a huge difference.
Download the leaflet here.
Participating solicitors for 2016:
Sue Jones, Allens Solicitors: Southsea, 023 9282 2411, www.allens-law.co.uk (free client parking and disabled access)
Sue Jones, Allens Solicitors: Botley, Southampton, 023 9282 2411, www.allens-law.co.uk
Advocate Andrew Begg, Andrew Begg & Co: St Helier, Jersey, 01534 734234, www.abcjersey.co.uk
Chris Matthews, Churchers Bolitho Way Solicitors: Gosport, 023 9260 3400, www.cbwsolicitors.co.uk
Chris Matthews, Churchers Bolitho Way Solicitors: Lee-on-the-Solent, 023 9255 1500, www.cbwsolicitors.co.uk
Karen Appleby, David Ebert LLP: West End, Southampton, 023 8047 7625, www.davidebert.co.uk
Eric Robinson: Hedge End, 01489 788922, www.ericrobinson.co.uk
Eric Robinson: Lymington, 01590 647670, www.ericrobinson.co.uk
Paul Wheeler, Wheelers Solicitors: Newport, Isle of Wight, 01983 533938, www.pwsolicitor.co.uk
The solicitors have limited spaces, so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment.
For further information please contact Jacqui Cammish on 023 8120 5221.
In 2014 and 2015, we had a number of solicitors taking part from Southampton and the surrounding areas. This is a fantastic opportunity for our supporters to help themselves while also helping a good cause. Having a will written by a professional offers great peace of mind and by doing it through 'Write Your Will Month', our supporters will be helping to pump vital funds back into their local hospital.
Suggested donations are £45 for a codicil, £95 for a basic single will or £145 for a pair of basic mirror wills. Please note that more detailed wills may incur an additional charge and should be discussed with your solicitor before your will is completed.
In 2014, our chosen project was our elderly care wards - you helped us raise £5,000 soley for these wards, so thank you! This has enabled us to put TVs and entertainment systems into the wards to make it more of a home-from-home experience for our elderly patients, who often spend long amounts of time in hospital.
In 2015, we asked for support for our PLANETS (pancreatic, liver and neuroendocrine tumours) fund to put towards research and vital bits of equipment for use with our patients. We are currently still waiting for all the money to come in, and to be count.
Your gift will be a lasting legacy: your footprint in the future
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