St Luke's Make a Will Month

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A Will is often the most important document that you will ever write, or be involved in writing. It is likely to be the piece of paper that has the most influence on the way your affairs are handled after your death. In Britain approximately 1 in 3 individuals die intestate, without making a Will, and the government benefits every year from unclaimed estates.

Writing a Will and keeping it up to date is the only way to ensure that your possessions will be distributed as you wish, it gives you the opportunity to control what happens to your property after your death. It is also the time to appoint an executor to deal with your affairs when you die. 

If you write a Will during St Luke's 'Make a Will' month you can ensure your loved ones are looked after and the hospice will benefit at no extra cost to you. Each year St Luke’s runs its successful 'Make A Will' month with the help of local firms from across Harrow and Brent. Our 2018 campaign will run for the month of September.

How does it work?

Participating firms will either donate a percentage of their fee to St Luke’s for the preparation of any basic standard or mirror will or waive their regular fee for making or amending a Will in exchange for an equivalent donation to our hospice.

Fees for making a Will vary but on average firms charge £250 for a single Will, £400 for mirror Wills and £100 for a codicil. 

There is no obligation to include St Luke’s in your Will, but if you choose to do so, we would be very grateful. Including a gift to St Luke’s will help us to ensure that people with life-threatening illnesses within our local community are looked after in years to come. Our hospice needs to raise more than £3.5m each year and every donation received as part of our campaign will help to fund St Luke’s specialist end-of-life care.

Participating firms for 2018

Firms providing a free service in exchange for a donation to St Luke’s:


Julia Newland, Garside & Hoy Solicitors
21-23 The Bridge, Wealdstone, Harrow, HA3 5AG
020 8427 5656
julia.newland@garsideandhoy.co.uk

Mr Pankaj Patel, PKP French Solicitors
1 Jardine House, Harrovian Business Village, Bessborough Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 3AX
020  3490 9382
wills@pkpfrench.com

Firms donating a percentage of their fee to St Luke's:


Shandip Shah (Will Writer), Balance Consultancy (50%)
Devonshire House, 582 Honeypot Lane, Stanmore, HA7 1JS 020 3837 0099 or 07780 690432
shandip@balanceconsultancy.co.uk

Malcolm Muir, Mills Chody Solicitors (50%)
226-228 Kenton Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA3 8BZ
020 8909 0408 
mmuir@millschody.com

Mrs A K Melani, Melani & Co Solicitors (50%)
184 West Hendon Broadway, Kingsbury, London, NW9 7EE
020 8202 4887/07886306427
info@melani.co.uk

Alpa Patel, David Tracey or Anousha Kandiah, Redferns Solicitors (£100 donation per Will instruction)
9 Churchill Court, Harrow, Middlesex, HA2 7SA
020 8424 7070/020 8424 7043
apatel@redfernssolicitors.co.uk or dtracey@redfernssolicitors.co.uk or akandiah@redfernssolicitors.co.uk

Ms Simi Gupta, Duncan Lewis Solicitors (50%)
Spencer House, 29 Grove Hill Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 3BN
020 3114 1253
simig@duncanlewis.com

Jonathan Lemon, Curry Popeck Solicitors (15%)
380 Kenton Road, Harrow, HA3 8DP
020 8907 2000
jlemon@currypopeck.com

Make A Will Month Seminars

To support our Make A Will Month 2018 we have arranged some seminars at Kenton Grange which will be presented by local experts at the hospice. Whilst the seminars are provided free, spaces are limited so booking is required.
 
September 2018
St Luke's Hospice, Kenton Grange, Kenton Road (6pm till 7:30pm)

‘Overview of Wills, Inheritance Tax & Trusts’’ seminar on Monday, 3rd September 2018

‘Lasting Power of Attorney’ seminar on Friday, 7th September 2018

‘Wills’ seminar on Monday, 10th September 2018

‘Inheritance Tax’ seminar on Friday, 14th September 2018

‘Lasting Power of Attorney’ seminar on Monday, 17th September 2018

'Wills’ seminar on Friday, 21st September 2018

For more information or to express interest please contact Zahra Wahab on 020 8382 8097 or email zwahab@stlukes-hospice.org.