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Make a Will Month April 2020 – in aid of Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice

Phyllis Tuckwell Dove of Peace logo proffered by Hector Wainwright.

Nicola Browett, our Head of Private Client Department is again supporting ‘Make a Will Month – April 2020‘ in aid of the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice.

This initiative offers local solicitors an opportunity to support the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice fund raisers by offering to provide Will writing services for free in return for a donation to Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice.   PTH suggest a minimum donation of £250.00 for a basic Will and £350.00 for mirror Wills but PTH indicates that clearly there is no limit to how much extra you wish to donate.    There is no obligation whatsoever to include a gift to Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care in your Will,  however we will be able to advise you about the tax effectiveness of gifts in Wills.

Phyllis Tuckwell, the wife of Sir Edward Tuckwell an eminent surgeon at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, was diagnosed with cancer in 1949.   Following her death, fundraising commenced with the aim of building a modern Hospice in Surrey.   For the full story of the project and the people, including Dame Cicely Saunders, Yvonne Dale and Sir George Edwards, who contributed to towards it click here.

The Trust is well known locally for providing support and care for people living with a terminal illness (such as cancer, heart, lung or neurological disease).  Currently, the Trust supports over 250 people free of charge.  According to their handout, in order to be able to provide these vital services, Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice needs to raise over £20,000.00 each and every day.

Head of Private Client Department, Nicola Browett has participated in this scheme since 2013.    Speaking about the Trust, Nicola said “Many clients consider leaving legacies or a share of the residue of their Estate to charities.   As well as the national and well-known charities, people may choose to make local charities beneficiaries of their Will.   Often they have a close or personal connection with the work of their chosen charity”.

There are limited ‘Phyllis Tuckwell Scheme 2020’ appointments available.   Please contact our Hartley Wintney office for further information.    Telephone 01252 844443 or email hw@batessolicitors.co.uk.


Our Will specialists are available to attend appointments in our Basingstoke, Fleet, Hartley Wintney, Hook, Odiham, Leigh on Sea, Weybridge and London offices.    Home appointments are also available.

Bates Solicitors   –    Actively supporting local Charities

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