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Gifts in wills: creating magical memories for future generations

“It’s a place where tears and laughter go hand in hand. Even after more than 30 years, I still feel passionate about the hospice.”

Pam Nock has been involved with Cynthia Spencer Hospice for a long time. Back in the 1980s, her father was cared for here until his death. Her mother, who Pam says ‘was overcome with grief’, received vital bereavement care. And shortly afterwards, when the hospice became a charity, Pam signed up a Trustee. 

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Pam, far right, with her daughter and granddaughter volunteering at Cycle4Cynthia

Over three decades, Pam has seen countless families supported through the hospice. Recently, she added Cynthia Spencer Hospice as a beneficiary in her will – and is now encouraging others to consider doing the same.

Leaving a gift in my will is a way of giving something back, to say thank you for the way the hospice cared for Dad,” said Pam. “Cynthia Spencer is so dear to my heart. People arrive in pain and discomfort, scared and anxious. But here they receive incredible care. Patients and their families are able to smile again and laugh together.”

As the Chair of Trustees, Pam knows more than most the pressures on hospice services. This year, Cynthia Spencer has to raise £1.3m to cover costs, and the need to provide increasingly complex care means that will rise in future.

“If everyone gave a gift in their will, no matter the size, it would make a huge difference,” said Pam. “It’s a wonderful way of ensuring the hospice is here for the Northampton community, our children and grandchildren, long into the future.”

If you need to make or update your standard Will you can do so and support the hospice at the same time by taking part in our Make a Will Month event. Local solicitors support us by waiving their fee to you in all they ask for in return is for you to make a donation to the hospice. Please call John on 01604 973342 or email to get your pack

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