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Free online Will for our supporters

As our supporter, we are offering you the opportunity to write a simple Will online, free of charge, from the comfort of your home.

Leaving a gift in your Will to us helps us continue to care for local people and their families. 

“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.”

Leaving a gift in your Will to us means we can continue to provide vital nursing care and emotional support to local patients with life-limiting conditions, those who've been bereaved, and their families. 

Everyone who leaves a gift in their Will to us, can be remembered on our special Memory Tree if they so wish.

Our charity details

When leaving a gift in your Will to us you will need the following information:

Charity name: Treetops Hospice Trust 
Registered Charity Number: 519540 
Registered office: Treetops Hospice, Derby Road, Risley, Derbyshire, DE72 3SS

Visit a local solicitor

We can’t recommend a solicitor, but there are several local solicitors who offer preferential rates to our supporters for writing a simple Will.

Some offer home visits or will give advice by phone.  Request our list of local solicitors. 

You can also find a solicitor in your area by contacting The Law Society on 020 7242 1222.

Updating your existing Will

If you already have a Will but would now like to add a gift to us, thank you. Please contact your solicitor to ask about 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 our supporters, request our list of local solicitors

Letting us know about your gift

When you write your Will online and leave a gift to us, 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 us 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.

It’s good to know we have a local hospice and that my family or friends 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.”

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Frequently asked questions

How is this service offered for free?

Many charities run a Free Wills service for their supporters. Most supporters choose to leave the charity a gift in their Will. As well as giving supporters the satisfaction of knowing that they will continue to help us after their death, this gift will cover the cost of the Will.

Anyone using the free Wills service can choose to pay this cost themselves, if they wish. This opportunity is offered during the Will-making process.

How much does each Will cost Treetops?

The cost of a simple Will is £29.50 for us. A pair of mirror Wills (suitable for married couples or civil partners) costs £39.50.

Anyone using the free Wills service can choose to pay these costs themselves, if they wish. This opportunity is offered during the Will-making process.

Will you know that I am leaving you a gift?

We can access general information about the total value of Wills that include a gift to us and the total value of these gifts. We are not told who has made these Wills or their individual gift value. At the start of the Will-making process you can answer some simple questions to allow your details to be passed on to us. This is your choice.

It’s helpful for us to know about your specific gift as this helps us plan for the future. Gifts in Wills mean we can continue to face new challenges and deliver our vital services for people affected by death and dying.

If we have your details, we can chat about how you may want your gift to support us, keep you informed about our work and invite you to the events we host for people who have left a gift to us in their Will. You can decide what you want us to contact you about and how often.

Contact us

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 protected] or 07769 318433.