Leave a legacy and make a lasting difference

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OUR Hospitals Charity has teamed up with Farewill to offer you the opportunity to write your will for free online or over the phone.

As part of Free Wills Month, this October Our Hospitals Charity and Farewill are offering 60 free wills, available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Janine Evans from Our Hospitals Charity looking at making a will online

Janine Evans from Our Hospitals Charity looking at making a will online

While for generations, writing a will has been slow, expensive and inconvenient. Farewill are making the process easier, faster and fairer than ever before. So much so, you can even write a will from the comfort of your own home.

Our Hospitals Charity is the official charity for The James Cook University Hospital, the Friarage Hospital and community hospitals across Teesside and North Yorkshire. The charity helps improve the health and wellbeing of over one million people by making sure they benefit from the best possible services and facilities.

Ben Murphy, head of Our Hospitals Charity said: “After everything we’ve all been through and all the support we’ve had in the last 18 months we really wanted to give something back to our community. Free Wills Month gives us the opportunity to do that.

“If you get one of our free wills, I’d like to stress that there is no obligation to leave anything to the charity. However, if you do choose to leave a gift to Our Hospitals Charity in your will we know that is the greatest honour we can receive and your help can make a lasting difference.

“Some of our recent legacies have enabled us to create bereavement rooms, update our children’s emergency department and improve our renal unit. Generous donations have also allowed us to purchase state of the art medical equipment and support our staff’s health and wellbeing in light of the pandemic.

“The process is straightforward and our charitable status could reduce the overall amount of inheritance tax you’re liable to pay.

“No matter how big or small, your will can help leave a legacy that makes a lasting difference to our NHS heroes and those closest to you.”

If you’d like to write your will for free and / or leave a gift to Our Hospitals Charity, follow the links below: