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Watch how a gift in your Will helps make every moment count 

Thank you for considering leaving a gift in your Will to Helen & Douglas House. These very special gifts are vital to the support we give local children and their families who are living with life-limiting or terminal conditions.

Write your Will for free today

Download our free gift in Wills digital guide or order the printed version which is the perfect starting point for writing your Will. They include tips and information on:

  • How to write or amend your Will
  • Our free Will service
  • What gifts in Wills are funding
  • The different types of gifts you can leave
  • Frequently asked questions (Read our online FAQ).

Free Gift in Wills Guide (digital download)

To download the free Will guide please click the button below.

Free Gift in Wills Guide (printed version)

To receive a printed guide in the post, please click the button below and complete the form.

Write your Will for free online today

We are delighted to be able to offer you an exclusive opportunity to write, or update, a simple Will for free. You can do it online, over the phone or even in-person - whichever way suits you best.

Why do this today:

  • It’s quick and easy – the average Guardian Angel Will takes 15-20 minutes.
  • It’s safe - Guardian Angel Wills are legally binding and checked by experts
  • It's free!
  • You will have peace of mind that your affairs are in order
  • This can be done face to face or over the phone if you would prefer


We’ve partnered with Guardian Angel to help you write your Will for free online.

Visit their website to find out more.

Over the phone

If you prefer, you can do your Will over the phone with Guardian Angel.

Call 0800 773 4014, quoting our code H&D-FREE to find out more.


Book a face to face appointment with Guardian Angel by calling 0800 773 4014 to arrange it.

September only: Alternatively, we’ve partnered with Derek Peedell from Woodstock Solicitors who will write your Will for free throughout the month of September. Email or call 07557 919 120 to find out more.

One in three of the children we care for are funded by gifts in Wills from supporters like you.

Leave a lasting legacy

By leaving a gift in your Will, to Helen & Douglas House children’s hospice, you’ll be helping to make a difficult time just a little bit easier for our children and their families. When a child is diagnosed with a life-limiting or terminal condition, it can be a very challenging time, both emotionally and physically. Your generosity means we are there, whenever and wherever we are needed.

As a charity, we rely almost entirely on donations. A gift in your Will will help to make a huge difference to the support we can give our families. In a comforting cocoon of care, we provide 24-hour medical, emotional and practical support and help our families create happy memories in the last years, weeks, or days they have left together.

Leaving a legacy

'I have chosen to leave a gift in my Will as a thank you for the superlative care, physical, emotional and respite, that Helen & Douglas House gave to our daughter, Beatrice, and our family for six years. I hope that a gift to Helen & Douglas House will help them to continue giving their incomparable and compassionate care to other life-limited children and their families.'

Joanna Swindells Carr, Beatrice's Mum

Contact us

If you have questions about leaving a gift in your Will to Helen & Douglas House, please get in touch with Emma Murphy on 01865 799150 or email

Legacy Frequently Asked Questions

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Every little life leaves precious memories. We have created Online Memory Boxes so you have a place where you can capture those treasured moments together. Whether it’s a song that meant something special or a photo that is dear to you.