Help care for families in your community with your legacy

Thank you for your interest in supporting your local hospice this Make a Will Fortnight. We know when you are writing or updating your will, caring for your family and loved ones is your priority. This October, you can ensure your will is drawn up professionally to ensure your wishes are fulfilled, while raising vital funds for your local hospice.

Local solicitors have generously agreed to waive their usual fee for writing or amending a basic will. Instead, they are inviting their clients to make a voluntary donation to Katharine House in recognition of their time and expertise.

We are extremely grateful for all donations as this allows Katharine House to offer our services free of charge to people in the local community who need our help. 

You might also like to consider leaving a gift to Katharine House in your will. Gifts are vital in allowing us to care for our community. Just one percent of your estate can make a huge difference to local families in years to come.

Read about why Lindsey, one of our Trustees, is going to be participating in Make a Will Fortnight this year.

“I truly believe that Katharine House is unique. I don’t think any other hospice offers the same. It’s a very special place.”

It’s simple to take part in Make a Will Fortnight

  1. Choose your solicitor or will writer from those listed below.
  2. Book an appointment between 4 and 15 October quoting ‘Katharine House Make a Will Fortnight’.
  3. Consider who you want to remember in your will. You may want to leave a gift to Katharine House, although you are under no obligation to do so.
  4. Meet with your solicitor or will writer to have your will professionally updated or written.
  5. Make your donation to Katharine House (your solicitor or will writer will have donation forms for you).

Participating solicitors

Aplins

  • 36 West Bar, Banbury
  • Contact: Robert Henshaw
  • Telephone: 01295 251 234

Brethertons LLP

  • 19 South Bar Street, Banbury
  • Contact: Sarah Horton
  • Telephone: 01295 270 999

Brethertons LLP

  • Franklins House, Manorsfield Road, Bicester
  • Contact: Nakita Smith
  • Telephone: 01869 252 161

Brethertons LLP

  • Montague House, 2 Clifton Road, Rugby
  • Contact: Sarah Horton
  • Telephone: 01788 579 579

Spratt Endicott

  • 55 The Green, South Bar, Banbury
  • Contact: Lucy Gordon or Julia Routen
  • Telephone: 01295 204 000

West Oxon Wills and Probate

  • Carterton
  • Contact: Mark Gorman
  • Telephone: 01993 220 281 or 07769 730 616

Thank you

Thank you so much for your support – we simply couldn't provide the free services we do without the help from people like you.

If you have any questions

Read leaving a gift in your will to find out how legacies make a difference to local families.

Should you have any questions about leaving a gift in your will or how that money will help Katharine House, please call our Legacies Manager, Sarah Meads, for a confidential chat on 01295 816 484 or via email at [email protected].

Katharine House Hospice