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Dougie Mac’s Make a Will Month Returns for 2024

Dougie Mac’s hugely popular Make a Will Month is returning this May. During this campaign, which occurs in May and October, local solicitors generously waive their usual fees to draft or amend a basic will in exchange for a donation to the hospice.

Jill Bowler, Head of Individual Giving and Trusts, emphasises the significance of legacy donations to Dougie Mac, “Numerous people in the community have already selected us to be remembered in their wills. Leaving a legacy donation ensures we have income we can rely on in the future, enabling the hospice to plan ahead, helping to make sure our specialist care is available in the years to come.

“Though it may not be easy to think about, creating a Will gives you the opportunity to decide what will happen to your property, finances, and possessions after your passing. Whether you own a home, have experienced loss, or gone through a recent separation, reviewing your exiting Will is also important. Without a Will, the law dictates what happens to your assets. At Dougie Mac we understand that taking care of your loved ones is a priority, which is why we are so grateful for every gift we receive when someone has passed away.”

If you’re considering leaving a gift to Dougie Mac in your Will, you can have your basic Will drafted for free by a participating local solicitor. If you’re uncertain about what gift to include for Dougie Mac in the future but wish to support the hospice now, you can make a donation to receive a Make a Will voucher and still take part in the campaign.

Jill added, “No matter the gift you’re able to leave in your Will, whether it’s a percentage of your estate or a financial donation, we are hugely grateful. This support allows us to continue our work caring for adults, young adults and children in our local community who need us. We’d also thank all local solicitors who support this campaign, we couldn’t provide this service without them”

Full details of Dougie Mac’s Make a Will Month and how to take part are available at:

Supporters can also contact Dougie Mac’s Legacy Team on 01782 344308.