St Margaret's Hospice Care
Free Will Month
Once again, solicitors throughout Somerset are supporting ‘Free Will Month’ for St Margaret’s Hospice from 1-29 March. It is never too early or too late to plan for the future. A Will gives you the peace of mind and confidence that those who are important to you are provided for, in the way you would wish, after you are gone.
Routh Clarke knows how many local people depend on the care and help of St. Margaret’s Hospice Care, so we didn’t hesitate to pledge our support to this initiative. We know only too well that 70% of the UK’s adult population do not have a Will and this often means their estate is not left in accordance with their wishes, but rather how the law prescribes. We have also witnessed the distress this can cause to families and friends.
15 organisations operating from 21 offices are waiving their Will-writing fees in March in the hope that people will leave a gift in their Will to St Margaret's Hospice. There is no obligation to do so, but by choosing to leave a gift you would be helping to care for people in Somerset with life-limiting illness. Did you know that leaving a gift to charity in your Will can be highly tax effective? If you give more than 10% of the taxable part of your estate, after nil rate bands, to charity, you only pay 36% inheritance tax rather than 40%.
Free Will Month is a vital fundraiser for St Margaret’s Hospice. As they are not part of the NHS, they need to raise £9.5 million this year to keep providing support to patients and their families with life limiting conditions, throughout Somerset. 1 in 5 of their patients are cared for thanks to gifts in Wills and with the number of people requiring their care growing annually, more than ever they need people to consider giving a gift in their Will.
To book your appointment with Routh Clarke Solicitors to make your Will, call 01935 823883 quoting ‘Free Will Month’.
Please help this important local charity to continue to provide high quality, responsive care to patients and their families facing a life-limiting illness.