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Free online Will for Treetops supporters

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.”

Most people who use our Will writing services leave a gift in their Will to Treetops. This support is vital for us to provide nursing care and emotional support for people in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
Every gift makes a difference, as together gifts in Wills help fund the care of two in every five of our patients.

Why should you leave a gift to Treetops?

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.
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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, Derby Road, Risley, Derbyshire, DE72 3SS

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.

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.”

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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 Treetops Hospice 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. A pair of mirror Wills (suitable for married couples or civil partners) costs £39.50.

Would Treetops know that I had left a gift?

Treetops 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. 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.

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

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 julie@treetops.org.uk or 07769 318433.