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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.

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Gifts in Wills are important to local people like Rosalind & David…

Rosalind Hancox cares for husband David, who attends Dougie Mac’s Day Therapy Unit weekly. 

 Here she explains the importance of making a Will and considering leaving a gift to the hospice: Everyone knows someone who has received support from Dougie Mac. They were wonderful in supporting my brother, James Watson and his wife Sue during his illness. He was cared for on the Inpatient Unit as he battled a brain tumour and lung cancer, and sadly passed on Christmas morning. 

Not so many people know about the Day Therapy Unit for people with life limiting illnesses. My husband Dave goes every Tuesday and receives not only medical care from the doctors and nurses, but also emotional support. He loves his time at Dougie Mac where he can enjoy social interaction which he would otherwise miss due to his condition which can make him feel quite isolated. The support they give us both is amazing. We are so lucky to have the Dougie Mac locally. We can’t praise them enough. They support us all and we need to support them by leaving a gift in our Wills. Having a Will prepared has given us both a sense of relief. 

We’ve documented exactly what we want to happen and it means that there will be no disagreements with family members. And it’s so easy to do too; the Will writing process is not at all time consuming and a friendly professional walks through everything with you.” 

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