In April 2024 firms across east Kent kindly donated their time and expertise to write Wills in return for a donation to Pilgrims Hospices.

For over ten years, Pilgrims Hospices has provided the opportunity to the people of east Kent to write or review Wills, while supporting local hospice care.

Make a Will Month is now finished, and we would like to say a huge thank you to the solicitor firms that took part, as well as those who wrote or reviewed their Will as part of the scheme.

We look forward to updating you on how much the scheme has raised soon. 

MaWM 24 Thank You

Why write your Will?

Writing or reviewing your Will is one of the most important things you can do. Having an up to date copy makes it much easier for your loved ones to follow your wishes when you're gone. If you don't have a valid Will, everything you own will be shared following certain rules, rather than according to your personal wishes.

If at least 10% of your taxable estate is left to a charity, the inheritance tax rate for the rest of your estate drops from 40% to 36%. There is no obligation to leave us a gift, but if you choose to, you'll make a real difference to the lives of those that need specialist care for generations to come.

For more information on leaving a gift in your Will, click here, or contact our Gifts in Wills Team on 01227 782066 or

Thank you to the solicitor firms that participated in Make a Will Month 2024

*Description of a complex Will

Whether a standard uncomplicated Will is suitable for you depends on your circumstances and needs. More complex Wills, often involving trusts, may be needed:

  • If you have children from previous relationships, you may wish to ensure your partner / spouse is looked after but also to ensure your children receive their inheritance.
  • If you have property abroad, UK Wills may not be enough on their own to deal with assets in foreign jurisdictions and you may need Wills in those countries to cover them.
  • If you want to protect the inheritance of a beneficiary who is in receipt of benefits.
  • If you are leaving out someone who has a right to apply to court to become a beneficiary (for example: former spouses who have not remarried, children or people you treat as your child, cohabitees, or others financially dependent upon you).
  • If your assets are valued over £500,000 for individuals or £1,000,000 for couples you may have an Inheritance Tax liability to consider.

The above is not an exhaustive list. Participating firms will discuss your circumstances and needs with you and agree any additional fees with you before proceeding.

Your legacy everlasting.

There is no obligation to include Pilgrims Hospices in your Will, although if you choose to do so you will be doing something inspirational, helping secure the future of our services.

Find out more about how your contribution will help, and read about our vision, how we are funded and the high standards we work to.

Your kindness will mean we can be there for the next family that needs us, not just today but always. Together, we make a difference.

The contents of this webpage are not intended to constitute as legal advice. If you are considering leaving a gift in your Will to Pilgrims Hospices, we suggest you seek your own professional advice.