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The Breeze wants you to give the gift of care for the future with Rowcroft's Make a Will Week

Rowcroft's Make a Will Week, from 13 - 17 May, gives you the opportunity to make or update your Will with a local, South Devon solicitor who will donate the entire fee they'd normally receive directly to Rowcroft Hospice.

Making a Will is important for you and your family, bringing the peace of mind and knowledge that whatever the future might bring, your loved ones are financially protected.

To make or update your Will, simply book an appointment with a participating local solicitor and mention 'Rowcroft's Make a Will Week'. During your appointment, you will be asked to provide all the necessary information for the firm to write your Will, and also to make your donation to Rowcroft. The suggested donation for a single Will is £175 or £225 for a pair of mirror Wills.

Did you know that 1 in 5 patients have their care funded by gifts in Wills? So to pledge the gift of care for the future of Rowcroft is such a meaningful way to ensure that more patients and their families will be able to access the hospice's services for generations to come.

By taking part in Make a Will Week, and perhaps choosing to remember Rowcroft in your Will, you'll be helping families like Lorraine's to face the most challenging days of their lives, with the support of Rowcroft's dedicated health and social care teams.

"My dear Aunt and Godmother, Maureen Mahoney, lost her battle to ovarian cancer 20 years ago. The love, care and compassion Rowcroft showed to her motivated me to support this wonderful charity, and taking part in Make a Will Week was a great opportunity for me to convey that gratitude.

It's such a relief that my final wishes have been put down on paper and that I've been able to thank Rowcroft with a gift in my Will for their kindness during what was such a difficult time.

With the valuable advice and support of a local solicitor, I was able to write my 'Last Will and Testament' knowing that the entire donation would go directly to the hospice.

Please support Rowcroft today, as no one is promised tomorrow" - Lorraine Bowie, Torquay

Every pound Rowcroft receives from Make a Will Week goes directly towards supporting patients in South Devon living with life-limiting illnesses to share precious time with their family and friends; helping to make every day the best day possible.

Sue Harvey, Rowcroft's  Inpatient Unit Manager, explains: "More than 70% of the care Rowcroft provides is thanks to voluntary donations and supporters who leave a gift in their Will, but however much you choose to donate to Rowcroft during Make a Will Week, no matter how big or small, is gratefully received and hugely appreciated by all of us."

Leave more than memories and give the gift of care for the future of your family while supporting your local hospice; for more information about making or updating your Will during Make a Will Week, and a full list of local participating solicitors, visit www.rowcrofthospice.org.uk/will-week.

Rowcroft Nurses

Rowcroft supports three-quarters of patients at home and also provides care for patients and their family members at its 12-bed Inpatient Unit and Outpatient Centre in Torquay.

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