As a Treetops supporter we want to offer you the opportunity to write a simple Will online, free of charge, from the comfort of your home.
Making a Will is one of the best things you can do to help your loved ones in the future. It also gives peace of mind to know you are looking after the people and causes close to your heart.
“Writing my Will has given me great peace of mind. I’ve made things easier for my family by letting them know my wishes. I also know I’ll be helping local people in the future, by including a gift to Treetops.”*
Make a Will Online
We work with Make a Will Online to provide free simple online Wills to our supporters. Every Will is checked by a solicitor, who is also available to answer questions. Once the Will is signed and witnessed, it is legally binding.
Visit a local solicitor
We can’t recommend a solicitor, but you can find one in your area by contacting The Law Society on 020 7242 1222.
There are several local solicitors who offer preferential rates to Treetops’ supporters for writing a simple Will. Some offer home visits or will give advice by phone. Find a local solicitor
Updating your Will
If you already have a Will but would now like to add a gift to Treetops, thank you. Please contact your solicitor to ask about updating your will.
To find a solicitor in your local area who offers preferential rates to Treetops’ supporters, view the list.
Whether you leave a few hundred pounds or several thousand you can make a difference, as together gifts in Wills help fund the care of two in every five of our patients.
Treetops has developed its services to meet the needs of the local community. Thirty-eight years ago, we couldn’t have predicted the number of children needing bereavement care, the challenges faced by the NHS during a pandemic and our role in delivering more end-of-life care in the community.
That’s why the gifts people leave in their Wills are so important, and it’s helpful for us to know about them. They mean we can continue to face new challenges and deliver our vital services for people affected by death and dying.
Our charity details
When leaving a gift in your Will to Treetops you will need the following information:
Charity name: Treetops Hospice Trust
Registered Charity Number: 519540
Registered office: Treetops Hospice Care, Derby Road, Risley, Derbyshire, DE72 3SS
Letting us know about your gift
When you write your Will online and leave a gift to Treetops, we are told about it. If you would prefer that we do not know about your support, you can pay for the Will directly yourself. If you leave a gift to Treetops when writing a Will with a solicitor, you will need to let us know about it yourself. Then, with your permission, we can keep you informed about our work.
When your Will is not so simple
If you have complicated needs in your Will, for example: dependent relatives/ friends, property overseas, trust income, ongoing legal issues or if your estate will be subject to inheritance tax – we suggest you speak to a solicitor. If you are on strong medication or have concerns about your mental capacity, you should discuss with a solicitor face-to-face.
“I’ve always supported Treetops in little ways – playing the lottery and occasionally giving to appeals. It’s good to know we have a local hospice and that friends and family could be cared for by Treetops nurses. That’s why I included Treetops in my Will – I can still make a difference after I’m gone.”*
Frequently asked questions
If you have any questions or would like advice for the wording of your Will, please contact Julie Walker, Legacy and In Memoriam Relationships Manager, on email@example.com or 07769 318433.