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More Information on Wills

More Information on Wills

Making Sure My Will is Valid and Accurate

Creating a Will depends on many factors, whether you’re a homeowner or not, have children, are single, your assets and what they are.

We would advise that if you are in any doubt and have many considerations with creating or renewing a Will that you should speak to a solicitor. However, Farewill, our partner for creating online Wills has legal experts on hand to ask any questions during the process and once the Will is completed it’s also checked by qualified solicitors before being returned to you for signing and witnessing. Farewill is a good option for those with straightforward affairs. You can find out more here about Farewill which could help you decide which services to employ.

A solicitor can ensure that your Will is valid; they can also help you make any changes you might wish to an existing Will. Each year, St Richard’s holds two ‘Write a Will month’s’ in February and September, where local solicitors generously donate all of the associated fees to St Richard’s. Please note that the Wills are simple Wills only and that there are limited appointment available.

If you choose to leave a gift in your Will, the solicitors will need the hospices registered address and charity number which is:

St Richard’s Hospice, Wildwood Drive, Worcester, WR5 2PQ
Registered charity number 515668

Codicils are a way of giving a gift to St Richard’s without amending your existing Will. If you already have a Will and decide to leave a gift to St Richard’s, your solicitor will advise you on the best way to do this. Farewill does not accommodate assets abroad.

Download CODICIL Wording

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

During this challenging time, we are doing our utmost to continue caring for the patients and loved ones who need us most.

The way we work has been adapted, with many of our services delivered remotely – such as over the phone, or by video call. And we are working closely with other health care professionals in Worcestershire to share knowledge and expertise at this time.

Latest changes at St Richard’s Hospice

  • In-patient Unit: It is with great sadness that due to stringent infection control measures, we are required to restrict visiting and cannot offer the comprehensive level of service in the way we usually do. However, we will still do our utmost to make sure that each patient and loved one is given the compassion and dignity they deserve. To help families stay in touch we are encouraging virtual visiting using technology such as video calls and apps. This will be discussed and explained to patients and families on admission and we can help provide access to equipment in the hospice. In addition, the IPU nursing team will liaise with each patient and family to arrange short daily visits from the patient's closest loved one and compassionate visiting, as appropriate. Read the full details here.
  • Community Nursing: Community services continue to operate, with a mixture of hands-on care and remote support.
  • Living Well and Family Support Services: Switched to virtual model, with care given remotely over the phone or via video call.
  • Shops: All 19 of our shops and warehouse are temporarily closed. Please do not leave donations outside our shops, as we are unable to collect them at this time.
  • Fundraising: All hospice organised events until the end of August have been postponed. If you wish to support us, please donate to our Resilience Fund.

Please do not visit St Richard’s Hospice if you have a high temperature or new, continuous cough. If you have these symptoms, please stay at home and self-isolate for seven days. See NHS advice on coronavirus.

Thank you for your support and understanding at this difficult time.