Think about their future

Writing a Will may not be at the top of everyone’s ‘to do’ list.  But it should be.  A Will is essential if you own a property, are a parent or carer, married or in a relationship.

Making a Will is not just about leaving money or your estate or loved ones, but about making sure that they are secure too.  A Will can be used to appoint guardians for your children, or those who depend on your financially.

 “When you have a child there are so many things you have to do, but for us, making a Will was one of those things.  We wanted to make sure that our children had the right guardian if something happened to my husband and I.  It was also future proof in case we had any further children – which we did!”

Senior Manager Fundraising, Rebecca Jobson took part in the campaign in 2011 after the birth of her second son.

If you have children from a previous relationship you may wish to ensure they benefit before your second partner.  You can ensure your partner or dependents can keep living in your house after your death or you may wish to make a gift to step children.

Whatever your circumstances it is essential to have a Will to stop extra stress and worry for your loved ones at what will already be a very difficult time.  Having a Will means your money, assets and possessions are given to those who you want to receive them.  You can also appoint someone to manage your affairs after your death, like arranging your funeral, collecting your personal belongings and seeing that the wishes in your Will are carried out.

If you don’t have a Will then your estate can be divided in a way which may be against your wishes.  If you relatives can’t be traced then it could even pass to the government.

If you are always putting off ‘getting it done’ then make May the month that you tick it off your ‘to do’ list.  To get your free enquiry pack contact Alice House Hospice at or call 01429 855555

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