Make a Will Week 14-18 October 2019

We all find time for the things that are important to us in our lives - our family and friends and pastimes we enjoy, but we often put off making a Will as it's something we don't want to think about. But once it's done, you can relax knowing the people you care about will be looked after and your wishes carried out.

There's no better time to make or amend your Will than during our annual Make a Will Week when local solicitors and Will Writers have kindly agreed to waive their fees for writing or amending a basic Will. Instead, we ask you to make a donation to Katharine House in recognition of the time and expertise provided by your chosen solicitor or Will writer. Find out how it works below. 

Having your Will drawn up by a professional solicitor or Will writer is the best way to ensure your wishes are carried out after your death. Katharine House Hospice has teamed up with practices across our local area, scroll down to find one local to you.

Gifts in Wills are vital to the work of Katharine House Hospice, helping to ensure we can provide care and support to people in our community. We would love you to remember us in your Will but there is no obligation to do so when you take part in Make a Will Week. 

How to take part 

  1. Contact one of our participating solicitors or will writers and book an appointment to take place between 14 and 18 October quoting 'Katharine House Make a Will Week'. Scroll down to find one local to you.
  2. Consider who you want to benefit from your Will and what assets you have to leave. As well as making sure your family and loved ones are provided for, you might like to think about leaving a gift to Katharine House but you are under no obligation to do so.
  3. Meet with your solicitor to discuss your new Will or any updates you may have to an existing Will.
  4. Make your donation. Your solicitor will provide you with a Katharine House donation form. Simply fill in your details and hand over your donation during your meeting, making any cheques payable to 'Katharine House Hospice'. Your solicitor will advise you of their usual fee for making a Will and we ask that you are guided by this amount when making your donation.
  5. Wait to hear from us. As soon as we receive your gift from your solicitor we will get in touch to say thank you.

Further information

If there's anything else you want to know, please get in touch with Sarah Meads at Katharine House. Call 01295 816484 email [email protected]

We are very grateful for the support of the following participating solicitors and Will writers. Choose one local to you and book your appointment today.


36 West Bar, Banbury OX16 9RU

01295 251234

Contact: Robert Henshaw

Bradley Saul 

Market Chambers, 2 Market Street, Chipping Norton OX7 5NQ

01608 648020

Contact: Geoffrey Saul 


46 The Green, South Bar, Banbury OX16 9AB

01295 253211

Contact: Toni Peppard

Johnson and Gaunt 

47 North Bar, Banbury OX16 0TJ 

01295 759400

Contacts: Sarah Horton

Spratt Endicott

55 The Green, South Bar, Banbury, OX16 9AB

01295 204000

Contact: Lucy Gordon

The following are Will writers and inheritance advisors who offer a home visiting service.

West Oxon Wills and Probate 

31 Foxcroft Drive, Carterton OX18 3HT 

01993 220281 and 07769 730616

Contact: Mark Gorman

Tim Williams 

2 Willow Close, Woodford Halse NN11 3RZ 

01327 261262

Contact: Tim Williams 

Don't forget to mention Katharine House Make a Will Week when you contact them.

Make a Will Week is kindly supported by Banbury Conclave No.298 and Cherwell Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners.