For anyone wishing to make a Will, each year we join forces with a number of local Solicitors from across mid Essex who generously offer Will drafting appointments. The solicitors make your Will, waiving their normal fee and instead ask for a suggested donation of either £85 for a basic single Will or £120 for a basic mirror or double Will – every penny of which goes directly to the hospice.

Our Farleigh Hospice Make a Will campaign takes place annually throughout September.

Types of Wills

A simple Will is one in which you nominate your executors and make straightforward bequests to a surviving spouse, other beneficiaries and any charities that you support. You may also appoint guardians for your children.

Mirror Wills are where a couple make Wills which reflect one another, usually leaving all the assets to the surviving spouse or children or simple bequests such as those to a charity.

More complex Wills, such as those involving arrangements trusts, which are not classed as simple Wills, may incur charges from the solicitor in addition to any donation to Farleigh Hospice. The fee should be discussed with the solicitor and agreed in advance.

How to make a Will

Taking part in our Make a Will campaign is an excellent opportunity to get your affairs in order, whilst also helping to support local people affected by life-limiting illnesses. There is no obligation to leave a gift in your Will to Farleigh Hospice. However, once you have provided for your family and friends, you could always consider making a Good Will Gesture and help to ensure that we can continue making a real difference to local families, both now and in the future.

All you will have to do is contact one of our registered solicitors (details of which will be announced shortly) using the contact details provided, and be sure to quote Farleigh Hospice’s Make a Will campaign when you are making your appointment.

If you have any queries please contact Debbie de Boltz, Fundraising Manager, on 01245 457352 or email

How to register as a solicitor

If you are a local solicitor who would like to get involved with the 2017 Make a Will Campaign, please contact Debbie de Boltz, Fundraising Manager, on 01245 457352 or email

Our thanks to the companies below for their participation in our 2016 Make a Will Campaign:

Leave a gift in your Will

After you’ve taken care of loved ones, leaving a gift (or Legacy) in your will to Farleigh Hospice is a great way to invest in your community and help guarantee the future of hospice care for local people.

For more information on leaving a gift to Farleigh Hospice in your Will, please click here.