September is Make a Will Month

01 Sep 29 Sep

Participating solicitors

Friday 01 Sep 23 - Friday 29 Sep 23 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Make a Will Make a Difference

A gift to Francis House in your Will is your present for our future.

During September, you can have your Will written by a Solicitor participating in our Make a Will Month at a special discounted rate.

The reduced fee is then donated to the hospice enabling both you and Francis House to benefit.

Gifts in Wills allow us to provide the very best care to the children, young people and their families.

“Will Month is a great chance for people to future-proof their families, think about estate planning and help a charity at the same time."

Joanne Ormston, Director at Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers.

Make a Will Month

Francis House has joined forces with legal firms across the region who have agreed to provide their services and expertise at a substantially discounted rate, either drawing up or amending a simple Will for an individual at a suggested cost of £100, or a simple double Will for married couples or partners for a suggested cost of £175.

Legacies in Wills left to Francis House Family Trust, are a crucial part of income for the hospice and allow us to provide the very best respite, homecare, end of life care and bereavement support to the children, young people and their families.

“AST are proud to be involved in this initiative with Francis House. By making a Will under the scheme and paying them instead of us – or leaving a legacy to Francis House will further strengthen the future of the Hospice.”

Louise Salisbury, Partner and Head of the Wills and Probate Team at AST Hampsons

Why make a Will?

When it comes to making a Will, your family and friends should come first in your thoughts. But many people also decide to leave a gift in their Will to a charity close to their hearts.

If you’ve been meaning to get round to drawing up your Will, or there’s been a recent change in your circumstances, such as moving house, retirement, divorce, marriage or a new baby, or possibly you’ve become a grandparent for the first time – then now is the perfect time to make or update your Will.

By making a Will you can ensure that your money and possessions are distributed in accordance with your wishes.

Inheritance Tax

Should your estate exceed a certain value you may be liable to pay Inheritance Tax when you die.

With the surge in property prices, more and more homeowners are now in the Inheritance Tax band. 

A gift to a charity can avoid or reduce the amount of Inheritance Tax you may have to pay. A solicitor will be able to provide you with expert advice in this area.

Thabani and Busi in the lounge on respite care

By including a Legacy to Francis House your gift will help families make their own precious memories.

Participating solicitors

Francis House has teamed up with the following local solicitors who are kindly supporting the hospice by providing their time and expertise to draw up, or amend your Will for a reduced fee during our September Make a Will Month.

Some important details to give to your solicitor if you would like Francis House to be a beneficiary under the terms of your Will are:

Francis House Family Trust, 390 Parrswood Road, Didsbury, Manchester M20 5NA. Registered Charity Number 328659

For more information and to book an appointment please contact:

Solicitors addressTelephone number and contactWebsite
Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers Ltd. Albion House 31 Queen Street Oldham OL1 1RDPrivate Client Team. 0161 785
Thompson & Cooke. 100, Market Street, Stalybridge, SK15 2ABSuzy Bhaker, Head of Wills and Probate. 0161 338
AST Hampsons. Unit B1, Waterfold Park, Bury BL9 7BRLouise Salisbury, Head of Wills, Probate and Trusts. 0161 763 1000. Or Yasmin Sadiq’s Team in Rochdale on 01706 653322
Bromleys. 50 Wellington Road, Ashton Under Lyne, OL6 6XLJoanne Jones, Solicitor, Acting Head of Wills and Probate. 0161 330
Ogden, Lyles & Fox. 563, Liverpool Road, Irlam, M44 5BEAnna McDonald, Solicitor. 0161 775 3744
O’Donnell. 1st Floor, 91-93 High Street, Uppermill, OL3 6BD.Jill Waddington, Head of Private Client Team. 01457

By leaving a gift to Francis House in your Will, you would be leaving a legacy that stands as a lasting reminder of your generosity and care by helping to ensure we continue to meet the needs of future generations of life-limited children, young people and their families.

Thank you.

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