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Leave a lasting legacy. Request your free gift in Wills guide today!

By leaving a gift in your Will to Helen & Douglas House, your kindness will last a lifetime. Download our free gift in Wills guide or request a printed copy which is the perfect starting point for writing your Will.

Why make a gift in your Will to Helen & Douglas House?

As a charity, we rely almost entirely on donations. One-third of the children and families we support is paid for by amazing people like you who leave us a gift in their Will.

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. 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.

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

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.

Legacy Frequently Asked Questions

Are Wills expensive?

The cost varies depending on the way you create your Will, but thanks to arrangements we have made with local solicitors and online Will writers Guardian Angel, you can create or amend a Will completely free of charge.

If my circumstances change, can I change my Will in the future?

A relatively simple change to your Will can be done through something called a Codicil. This is an official and legally binding appendix which is ‘read’ alongside your Will.

How long does it take to write a Will?

It’s often much quicker than you’d think. First, you need to gather information about your finances and decide who you want to leave things to. After that, it can be a very quick process, taking literally minutes or an hour or so to complete your Will.

How can I write my Will?

You can contact a solicitor, or Will advisor, and write your Will together in person or over the phone. Or you can create it using an online service like Guardian Angel, who we have partnered with.

What type of gift should I consider?

There are two main types of gift you can leave:


  • a fixed amount – which can be any sum of money depending on your circumstances.
  • a percentage of your estate – which remains after other amounts of money or property are given to others. Formally called a residuary gift, it can be from 1% to 100% of your estate – whatever feels appropriate for you.

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

Free Will Writing Service

We’ve joined up with online Will writers, Guardian Angel, to help you write your Will free of charge from the comfort of your own home. You can write your Will online, over the phone or face to face in just 15 minutes.

Your legacy is more important today than ever before. Ensure your wishes are followed and your loved ones are looked after with our free Will writing service.


Call 0800 773 4014, quoting our code H&DFREE to speak to a Wills specialist at Guardian Angel.

Over the phone

Call 0800 773 4014, quoting our code H&DFREE to speak to a Wills specialist at Guardian Angel.


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


Contact us

If you have questions about leaving a gift in your Will to Helen & Douglas House, please get in touch with on 01865 799150 or email legacy@helenanddouglas.org.uk.