Local solicitors are very generously giving their time free of charge to write or update basic Wills for Myton supporters, in return for a donation. Writing a Will is the only way to be sure your wishes are followed after your death and that the people and causes you care about are still supported when you are no longer here.
It can cost anywhere between £120 and £250 to write a single Will, and even more for a mirror Will. If you take part in our Make a Will Week we suggest a donation of £80 for a single Will and £160 for a pair of mirror Wills, but all donations are gratefully received.
Find out more about our Make a Will Week, the solicitors involved and how to book your appointment before Friday 21st February here.
Leaving a gift for Myton in your Will?
If you would like to find out more about leaving a gift for Myton in your Will we are hosting a Legacy event at Warwick Castle on Tuesday 12th February where you can find out more about the importance of writing a Will, and things you should consider when creating or updating yours.
This is an informal information morning, kindly being sponsored by Dixon Alderton Law. As well as hearing from our CEO Ruth Freeman about our future plans and how we are making the most of donations left to us in Wills, Gina Dixon from Dixon Alderton Law will be on hand should you wish to take advantage of free and confidential professional advice about making a Will.
The event runs from 11am to 1.30pm with lunch included following the presentations and you can then enjoy complimentary admission into the Castle for the afternoon.
Spaces are limited so please register your interest here, call 01926 838830 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place(s) by Wednesday 5th February.
Lead Nurse Helen Siddaway’s personal experience led her to work for Myton and remember us in her Will:
My involvement with Myton began in May 1998. My husband Mark was admitted to Warwick Myton Hospice for end of life care. He was 42 and was diagnosed with a melanoma in his eye. The treatment had been gruelling but we had a short reprieve and life became a bit more normal. But a few months later, on Good Friday, he became unwell and was blue lighted to UHCW – multiple metastases were diagnosed and he was transferred to Warwick Myton Hospice.
The Myton experience was the best and far exceeded all my expectations. The staff were so friendly, nothing was too much trouble, the care was of a really high standard and my husband was at the centre of everything. Mark lost his battle after two and a half weeks.
I remember a big banner in reception telling everyone that Myton was a charity and what the running costs were per day and per week. That had a big impact on me as the care we had all received was so good. And so I made the decision to leave a gift for Myton in my Will. But that is not the end of the story; I had the opportunity to come to work for Myton at Home in 2011 and although the work is challenging, working with a team who are committed to best care is so rewarding. I now have the privilege of leading Rugby Myton Day Unit as well as Myton at Home, and feel so blessed to work with teams who are so compassionate and caring about the patients we see.
There was a long time when I didn’t think life would be good again. I am so thankful Myton came into my life in 1998.