Make a Lasting Difference

Patients and their families often tell us that they care they have received from Bolton Hospice has gone far beyond their expectations. They tell us that as well as easing pain and relieving symptoms, we have shown compassion, treated them as individuals and helped them to maintain their dignity when it mattered most.

We feel privileged to provide this care and support for local people facing life-limiting illnesses and their families, and our aim is to be there for everyone who needs us, now and in future. We can only provide this specialist care for the local people who need us thanks to the donations and fundraising that supports our work, and gifts in wills are a vital part of this.

Many people choose to support Bolton Hospice by leaving us a gift in their will, in the knowledge that they will be helping us to be there for the growing number of local people who will need our care and support in future. We understand that when making a will, your priority is looking after your family and others who are close to you. It can also be a wonderful opportunity to support a cause you are passionate about and make a lasting difference.

Margaret Howard will be leaving a gift to Bolton Hospice in her will. She explains why leaving a gift to the hospice is so important to her…

“I believe that hospices deliver a very necessary service but, unfortunately, they do not receive much funding from the government, so it’s very important to me to help where I can.

I’ve been involved with the hospice for 20 years, I am a volunteer receptionist and I also get involved in some of the fundraising events.

During my time as a volunteer, I have seen the loving care that Bolton Hospice has delivered to so many patients, such as those who have been able to benefit from pain management in the hospice enabling them to return to their families, or to others who are reaching the end of their lives & who have been able to die with dignity and free of pain.

The nurses in the hospice are special and treat their patients with compassion. The hospice also care for the relatives of the patients and will listen to concerns and give help and advice at a time when your feelings are very raw.

The day unit also offers a much needed service to those who come to the outpatient clinics, or who attend day therapy, receiving help and support in a friendly atmosphere as their illness progresses.

My husband, who had also been a volunteer, became a patient at the hospice initially receiving care at the day unit. Eventually he was admitted to the inpatient unit and I was so grateful for the all-embracing care of the hospice staff which met all his needs; medical, emotion and spiritual. In addition there was a great deal of care and support for me. Hence why I have had no hesitation in leaving a legacy to the hospice in my will.”

Please consider leaving a gift to Bolton Hospice in your will, and be part of a future where everyone in Bolton who needs our help, gets it.

Making or updating your will is easier and more affordable than you may think. We work with local solicitors to offer a reduced rate will-making service. We hope that when using these services you will consider leaving a gift to Bolton Hospice in your will, but there is absolutely no obligation to do so.

Please download our information booklet to find out more about leaving a gift in your will.

Contact our Gifts in Wills Team

Thank you for considering leaving a gift in your will to Bolton Hospice. If you would like more information, please complete the form below and a member of the team will get back to you soon. If you'd prefer to give us a call, please contact us on 01204 663 065.


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