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Do you need to make a will, or do you need to make updates to yours? This March you could have your basic single or mirror will written or updated for free during St Margaret’s Free Will Month.
Solicitors from across Somerset have chosen to support St Margaret's Free Will Month. They are all registered with the Law Society of England and Wales and are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. We are also working with an online will writing provider Kwil to be able to offer online wills. They have experts available on Livechat and over the telephone 7 days per week to help you complete the paperwork.
At St Margaret’s Hospice Care we have no legal expertise and cannot give legal advice, so we always advise that that you consult a solicitor to ensure your will is valid and covers all legal formalities.
Why remember St Margaret’s Hospice Care in your will?
You will no doubt wish, first of all, to provide for those closest to you. But many people also choose to support the causes that are important to them so that the impact of their will reaches even further.
When writing your will, you will be asked if you would like to leave a gift in your will to charity as part of your appointment. This can be any charity that is close to your heart.
We understand this is a big personal decision, so there is no obligation to remember St Margaret's in your will or give us a donation. If you do choose to leave us a gift in your will, you will touch the lives of families across Somerset who need to access hospice care and support, ensuring there is somewhere for them to turn to when they need it.
This year we have two ways in which you can write and/or update your will, either with one of our local participating solicitors or online via our partner Kwil.
Booking a solicitor’s appointment
As a result of COVID-19 many solicitors are offering video call and telephone appointments as well as face to face appointments. When you call the solicitor, they will be able to let you know what type of appointments they can offer you depending on the current government guidelines.
Step 1: Look through the list of solicitors below and decide which one you'd like to contact.
Step 2: Call the solicitor in March to arrange your appointment during St Margaret’s Free Will Month
Step 3: Your appointment must be booked in March, however, the appointment itself can take place at a later date.
Step 4: The solicitor will ask about your wishes and what you'd like to include in your will. They will ask you if you would like to leave a gift in your will to charity.
Step 5: Your solicitor will ask if you are happy to share your contact details with St Margaret's to receive updates about our work.
Step 6: You can choose to inform us if you have left a gift in your will to St Margaret’s. If you have decided to pledge a gift to us in your will, you’ll receive an exclusive pin badge and most importantly we can thank you!
There are a limited number of appointments available, so please contact your preferred solicitor as early as possible in March to secure yours.
Making a will online with Kwil
Step 1: Click here to visit the St Margaret's page on Kwil. This will take you to the will writing form, you will be asked to complete the initial questions to check if you are eligible for an online will.
Step 2: As you complete the form, if Kwil believes your wishes are more complex and need some extra advice not included in the free will offer, they will advise you to speak to a solicitor. They will give you a number of their partner solicitor who could help you. However, you may prefer to speak to a local solicitor instead. They will be able to help you and advise how much it will cost for the advice they need to give you not included in the offer
Step 3: If you are eligible you will be taken to a step by step form to complete with your wishes. To get your free will you'll need to put in the promotion code SMHFREE when asked.
Step 4: Once the form is completed you will be sent a copy to print and you can get it signed and witnessed.
Step 5: The form will have a section where you can share your contact details with St Margaret’s to received updates about our work.
Step 6: You can also choose to inform us if you have left a gift in your will to St Margaret’s. If you have decided to pledge a gift to us in your will, you’ll receive an exclusive pin badge and most importantly a thank you!
Free Will Month participating solicitors
You can take up your free will by contacting one of our participating solicitors directly between 1 and 31 March 2021.
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