Make a Will, Save Money and Support Rainbows in May!

Solicitors across Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire are offering a saving of more than fifty percent to encourage people to make a Will and leave a lasting legacy to children and young people with life-limiting and terminal illnesses.

The annual Make a Will Month campaign takes place throughout May, during which time people can make an appointment with one of the many firms taking part to have a new simple single Will written for only £45 + VAT (normally £120 + VAT). In recognition of the offer, Rainbows hopes that people may wish to leave a gift to the charity when writing their Will.

Last year, the care of one in five children at Rainbows was funded through gifts in Wills alone. If every Rainbows supporter left £100 in their Will, it would add up to more than £4.8million, enough to run the hospice for a whole year.

Leaving a gift of £25 could pay for a music therapy session, giving a child or young person the opportunity to express themselves through music, £50 would help fund bereavement support for a family, while £100 would provide a one hour session for a ventilated child in a hydrotherapy pool.

Patricia Brookes, director of fundraising at Rainbows Hospice, said: “We understand that people will most likely be thinking of their family and friends when making a Will, but by leaving a donation to Rainbows too, it can help us to continue providing care for the children and young people who rely on the Hospice.

“Even if you have a Will, which less than half of the UK population currently do, perhaps you would consider adding a codicil leaving a gift to Rainbows. All of the legacies we receive add up, no matter how small, and without your support, we simply wouldn’t be able to open our doors.

“The typical cost for writing a single Will is around £120 plus VAT so people who take part in our Make a Will Month will make a huge saving from the offset.”

For more information on how you can support Rainbows Make a Will Month and to find a discounted solicitor, contact Helen Graham on 01509 638027, email [email protected] or visit