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Leaving a gift in your Will

Means we can continue ‘Making every day count’ for years to come

Even during the toughest moments, we’re ‘Making every day count.’

At Havens Hospices, we want everyone to feel recognised and treated as an individual and to enjoy the best possible quality of life throughout their illness. Last year legacies helped pay for the care of one in three of our patients across Havens Hospices. 

If you’d like to help us provide vital life support for future generations, please consider a gift in your will to Havens Hospices today. 

Take a look further down on this page for information on how leaving a gift in your Will works and a list of solicitors in the local area who are kindly giving their time for free in return for a donation to Havens Hospices.

How it works

We understand that writing or amending a will can be a daunting process, below are some of the frequently asked questions

Your solicitors just need our name, address and registered charity number Havens Hospices,226 Priory Crescent, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS2 6PR and Registered Charity Number: 1022119 together with a note of the gift that you wish to leave.  

We strongly advise that you use a solicitor to have your will drafted or updated.

The solicitors listed below are kindly giving their time and expertise in return for a suggested donation to Havens Hospices.

Alternatively, you can find a solicitor by using the search engine on the Law Society website; search by postcode or location to get a list of solicitors.

We are a registered charity – not part of the NHS – and we receive limited government funding.

The specialist care and support we provide for people of all ages in the community and at our Hospices is only possible because of the support and generosity we receive from our community. Gifts in Wills forms a very significant part of this.

Did you know that we need to raise £124,000 a week to continue to be there for every adult, child, young person, baby and their families that need our care and support?

For every £1 that we receive 73p is given back directly to our care services. Every penny we receive from gifts in wills helps ensures Havens Hospices can continue caring for adults, children and babies with complex or incurable conditions for years to come.

By leaving a gift to Havens Hospices in your will, you’ll be making sure the people and communities we care for will continue receive the care and support they need to make every day of their lives count.

Your gift can be anything you choose, from a gift of personal belongings to a cash sum, or a part/the whole of your remaining estate once other gifts and expenses have been paid.

Did you know you can leave even 1% to Havens Hospices then those closest to you inherit 99% of your estate, but you can leave more to Havens Hospices if you want.

We know a gift in your will is very personal and that not everybody wishes to tell us about their gift.  However, if you do choose to tell us, we would like to thank you during your lifetime.

Contact Us
The solicitors in the list below are kindly giving their time and expertise in return for a suggested donation to Havens Hospices of £90 for an individual will, £150 for a pair of mirror wills, or £50 for a codicil (a change to an existing will).

To take up this offer, please contact them to book an appointment quoting ‘Havens Hospices wills’. 

“When Dad was dying, all our family could be there together. Fair Havens cared for all of us, day and night. To say they go above and beyond to make you all feel welcomed and comfortable is an understatement. Their compassion is truly astonishing. They could not have done more. 

Whilst I knew Fair Havens was a charity, I didn’t realise the extent it relies on donations.

Dad asked for his kit car to be sold with the proceeds going to Fair Havens. He wanted to give something back, as he continually said how happy he was to be at the hospice. 

That’s why we also raised money, because it could be anyone’s family member next week, next month or next year. You don’t think about hospices till you need them.”