Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust

Make a Will Week - last few appointments!

Writing your will can seem too expensive, and it is easy to put it off. However, it is vital to have an up-to-date will, otherwise your wishes may not be carried out and your family, loved ones and the charities close to your heart may not benefit.   

To help overcome these barriers, we will be holding our annual Make a Will Week from 23-27 April 2018. The scheme allows you to make or update your will without paying the usual fee.

Kind-hearted local solicitors and will-writers will be waiving their standard fees in return for you making a donation to change patients’ lives at Addenbrooke's and the Rosie hospitals.

Steve Gracey wrote his will during Make a Will Week 2017: “My wife and I had been talking about writing wills for years, but we kept putting it off. Not only because we thought it would be complicated, but also, we thought it could be quite expensive. 

But writing it through Make A Will Week made it so simple. The solicitors were very professional and flexible with booking the appointment. We didn’t have to provide hundreds of documents, which we were worried we would. 

It is great to know that we have finally got up-to-date wills, and that the money we donated will be used to make a difference to patients’ lives at Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie.”  

Alice Macek, ACT Gifts in Will Manager, said: “Taking part in Make a Will Week is an excellent way to ensure your families and loved ones are taken care of, at the same time as supporting our much-loved local hospitals.”

Many people choose to leave a gift in their Will to a charity close to their heart. Alice explains: “ACT receives almost a third of our charitable income thanks to gifts left in wills; many people think they have to be rich, or leave a lot of money, but we really appreciate gifts of any size. They all make a difference for patients, supporting improvements to patient care, facilities and research for generations to come.”

Participating solicitors and will-writers confirmed include:

Adams Harrison - Sawston  All appointments filled.   
 Buckles Law - Peterborough, Huntingdon and Cambridge          Some appointments available. Please call Amir Chaudry on 01733 888795. 
 The Cambridge Will Writing Company   All appointments filled. 
 Heckford Norton - Saffron Walden  All appointments filled. 
 Tees Law - Cambridge  All appointments filled. 
 Thomson, Webb and Corfield - Cambridge and Histon All appointments filled. 
 Leeds Day - St Ives All appointments filled. 

During your appointment, the solicitor will provide a donation envelope for your gift. The envelope will let you know their usual fees for will-writing, and you can make a gift which reflects the professional service received. We do ask for a suggested minimum donation of £100 for a single will and £150 for mirror wills. 

Please do watch this short video to find out more about the power of gifts in wills. And this brochure shows how legacies can transform care for future generations here at Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie. 





For any questions about Make A Will Week or to book an appointment, call Alice on 01223 254841 or email