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Leaving a gift to the hospice in your Will is not just a donation… it’s your continued support.

Making your Will is an important way to remember the friends, family and causes you care about after your death. A donation in your Will to the Dougie Mac costs you nothing during your lifetime but can offer comfort, care and support to local patients and families.

A gift in your Will can keep a person as well as possible for as long as possible. No matter the size of your donation, it will certainly make a difference. As an independent local charity, we rely on gifts in Wills to be able to continue to provide our services both at the Hospice and within our community.

To make it easier for you, our dedicated Legacy team can offer you friendly and confidential advice, and in addition, we hold our annual Make a Will Month in May where a local solicitor can write a basic Will, waiving their usual fee.

Writing a Will doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated. It can provide you with peace of mind to know that following your death your family & loved ones will be looked after and your wishes are followed.

To assist you, please find an information booklet for you to download, or you can contact us for us to send you one in the post.

we have attached further details below of a List of Solicitors who support the DougieMac plus a Will making pack for you to download.

To make it even easier for you to get started with planning for your future, every May we hold “Make a Will Month”. During May, a team of local solicitors will make your Will and waive their normal fee. For further information on Make a Will Month and to receive your free information pack, please email legaciesadmin@dmhospice.org.uk or call 01782 344308.

Our dedicated Legacy Team can offer you friendly and confidential advice or send you a pack in the post to give you more information about Making your Will and also leaving a Gift to charity.

For further information please contact us on 01782 344308 or complete a contact form and one of the team will be in touch soon.

Wendy and Mike Firth

Gifts in Wills are important to local people like Wendy…

“After retirement, my husband volunteered at Dougie Mac, helping at events and as an Ambassador. In 1996, Mike became a Trustee and a member of the Finance and Investment Committee.

Mike began to feel unwell in 2012 and was diagnosed with heart and lung problems, initially being cared for at the hospital. In June 2014, I visited Germany to see family but Mike was not well enough to join me. Arrangements were made for him to spend the week in a Dougie Mac Community Lodge whilst I was away. It was the first time we saw the hospice from a patient’s point of view. It was a revelation to see the love and care shown to Mike and his family.

Following the week’s stay, it was suggested that he attend Day Therapy weekly, which was most beneficial to us both, as I also received exceptional support as his carer from staff and volunteers.

Mike passed away in September 2014 with his loving family surrounding him.”

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