Free Will Month

01 October 2020

Writing a Will is something many people keep putting off, always thinking there will be time to do it later. However, there are lots of important reasons to make or update your Will: getting married, buying property or even becoming grandparents. So the sooner it is done, the sooner you can relax in the knowledge that everything is in order.

How Free Will Month Works

Our Free Will Month is an opportunity for you to make or update your Will, and ensure that those you care about will be provided for in the way that you wish.

During October, you will be able to take advantage of The Shakespeare Hospice Free Will writing campaign. Local solicitors have kindly donated appointments to prepare or update a basic Will free of charge for a suggested donation to the Hospice. Having an up to date Will written by a solicitor ensures your wishes are respected. It also avoids difficult decisions and legal complications for your loved ones.

The suggested minimum donations are:

Single Will: £100     Joint Will: £150     Codicil: £75 (to make an amendment to an existing Will)

This will be for a straightforward Will and any complex Wills including Inheritance Tax, planning or setting up discretionary Trusts may not be covered by this fee.

All of the services at The Shakespeare Hospice are provided to our patients free of charge. This means that your donation will go directly to paying for the care of local people.

There is no obligation to include a gift in your Will to The Shakespeare Hospice if you take part in this scheme, however any such gift you make today could enable us to care for people long into the future.

Participating Solicitors

A huge thank you to the following Solicitors who have generously agreed to support this scheme. We are very grateful to them for giving up their time in this way. Please note that some Solicitors have restricted appointments so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Alsters Kelley LLP

Areas: Stratford upon Avon, Leamington Spa, Southam

Hamilton House, Hamilton Terrace, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 4LY. Telephone: 01926 356042

Contact: Britanie Jeffery,


Wright Hassall LLP

Areas: Midlands Region

Olympus Avenue, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV34 6BF. Telephone: 01926 880781

Contact: Milena Stras,


Robert Lunn & Lowth

Area: Stratford upon Avon

2 Sheep Street, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshrie, CV37 6EJ. Telephone: 01789 292238

Contact: Helen Dodd, - carrying out appointments via Zoom


How to make an appointment

To take part in our Free Will Month, simply call your preferred Solicitor from the list above and make an appointment quoting ‘The Shakespeare Hospice Free Will Month’.

Your donation can be paid via your Solicitor at your appointment, either by a cheque made payable to The Shakespeare Hospice, or by credit/debit card.

Please note: some of our solicitors are carrying out appointments remotely via Zoom or similar platform only, please check before booking your appointment.

As appointments are limited if you are unable to keep your appointment please let the Solicitor know so that it may be offered to someone else instead.

For more details on the Free Will Month, please call the Fundraising Team on 01789 266852 or email 

Click below to download your Free Will Month Guide

Thank you to the following solicitors for supporting our Free Will Campaign

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