Writing a Will is one of the most important parts of planning for the end of life. It shouldn’t be scary or something you always put off. It doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 98, it’s an essential part of making sure that the people and causes you care about are looked after when you’re gone.

Let us show you why it’s so important

Once you’ve taken care of family, friends and loved ones, St Michael’s Hospice and the patients we care for each year would be extremely grateful if you would consider supporting us with a gift in your Will.

Thanks to generous people like you, a majority of the essential care we are able to provide is funded from gifts in Wills and we wouldn’t be able to care for as many patients without this support.

Your online Will is free and the process is simple

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We’ve partnered with Bequeathed to offer this service for free to St Michael’s Hospice supporters in England and Wales, with no obligation to leave a gift in your Will. However, many of our supporters do choose to recognise St Michael’s Hospice with a gift, in recognition of a cause they care deeply about. 

Bequeathed offer a quick and easy way to write a simple Will with expert guidance at every stage of the process.

How it works

  1. Take the online Will interview, with support and guidance available throughout the process. The Bequeathed system creates your Will from the answers you give, and we transfer it to one of our partner legal firms.
  2. Attend a 30-minute appointment by telephone or video call, from the comfort of your home.  The firm will discuss your situation and your wishes and confirm that the Will meets your needs.
  3. Receive your free Will For Good in the post, sign it in front of witnesses and return it to the legal firm.
    They will check it has been executed correctly and securely store it for you at no cost.
I put off making a Will for ages, I just didn’t think I really owned enough to warrant one!
But then I realised that I’d have no say over my daughter’s future without me and that was a frightening thought.
I knew then I needed to write a Will. I’m so glad i’ve done it;
I hope we won’t need it for a long time but at least I know it’s there.
Emma Wheeler
  • Who you would like to be an Executor. They will be responsible for ensuring your wishes are fulfilled. You can choose family members, friends or a professional paid Executor such as a solicitor. An Executor may still benefit from your Will.
  • How much is your total estate worth. This can include any property, savings and investments.
  • What debts do you have. This can be something like the mortgage you have on a property.
  • Who would you like to care for your children or act as nominated guardians
  • What gifts you would like to leave to individuals or causes

Legacies of all sizes are vital for St Michael’s Hospice. They help us to continue providing all our services free of charge. Legacies help secure the future of the Hospice and account for approximately 20% of our indispensable voluntary income.

Leaving a legacy in your Will is the perfect way to help make a real difference and to leave something of real value to the whole community.

If you leave 10% or more of your net estate to charity, you can choose to pay a reduced Inheritance Tax.

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Leaving a gift in your free online Will For Good

Leaving a gift in your Will to the Hospice could not be simpler. When using the free online Will writing service with Bequeathed, you have the option to include a gift directly.

Leaving a gift in an existing Will

If you have already made a Will, your solicitor can simply add a codicil (an amending note) specifying your wishes. If you choose to leave a bequest, please state St Michael’s Hospice, Hereford, Registered Charity No. 511179.

Leaving an item of value to the Hospice

For personal possessions of value left to St Michael’s Hospice in a Will please contact Director of Income Generation, Marketing and Communications, Rachel Jones on rjones@smhospicehereford.org

Thank you for thinking of us.

If you have a pre-existing Will that needs changing or updating, you can simply complete a Codicil form and store it (never stapled to or clipped to) with your pre-existing Will. You can download, complete and print of our Codicil for for free below.

We’ve created a handy guide to cut through the jargon and to help you practically plan ahead of making your free online Will.

Help & Support

Please remember that if you are living with a terminal illness, or caring for someone who is, or you have been bereaved, we are here to help. Just call our advice line on 01432 852 080.
The line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.