Leave a gift in your will

No one knows what the future holds and making a will is a really practical way that you can help ensure your wishes are known and that your loved ones and favourite charities are looked after.

How you can help the hospice

Many people don’t realise how vital gifts in wills are to local charities and here at Wigan and Leigh Hospice we simply wouldn’t have been able to develop and maintain our clinical services without the donations we have received in the wills of our local supporters.

The gift in your will can be big or small – we appreciate every single penny, and this will help us to continue to provide hospice services free of charge to patients, their families and carers.

Making a will

Making a will can be a lot more affordable and straightforward than you may think. It's not complicated to make a will, though it's easier with the help of a professional. We suggest talking to a solicitor, or a professional will-writer. You can find a solicitor via the Law Society's website or you can make contact with a professional will-writer via the Institute of Professional Will-Writers.

If you're considering leaving a gift in your will to Wigan and Leigh Hospice and you’d like to find out more information about how this works you can call the hospice on 01942 525566 or e-mail us: info@wlh.org.uk.

Find out more about how your support helps

John and Christine Taylor

John and Christine from Hindley left their entire estate to the hospice which consisted of over £34,000 in savings and a bungalow including all contents.

Executor and long-time friend of the couple, Michael McNulty, said: “Christine and John always used to make regular donations to the hospice in memory of their daughter Mandy who passed away in 2006. She was their only child and after she died they decided they would leave their estate to the hospice.

“They wanted to give it to a charity and they felt the hospice was the most appropriate one because it is part of the local community and is fully deserving of it.”

Christine and John met in Liverpool where John was originally from and moved to Hindley when they got married over 50 years ago. The sociable couple who loved to collect things, including teddy bears and clocks, lived in the same bungalow until they passed away within a few months of each other.

John, who passed away in December 2017 aged 79, was a toolmaker for GEC in Liverpool from leaving school until he retired. Christine, who died in April 2018 aged 76, was a sales assistant at BHS in Wigan for 20 years before she retired.

We are hugely grateful to Mr and Mrs Taylor for their generous gift. As a charity we rely on the support of our community. Gifts such as this are vital to ensure that local people and those close to them receive the support they need at one of the most difficult times any of us have to face.