Why do I need a Will?

  • To ensure your loved ones are supported and any family circumstances, such as births, marriages and divorces, are considered as you wish.
  • To give direction to your executors so they know where to take your belongings.
  • To make your wishes for your funeral arrangements known.
  • To leave a gift to Rowcroft, or another charity close to your heart.
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patients have their care funded by gifts in Wills
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patients cared for in our Inpatient Unit last year

What if I don’t have a Will?

If you die without a Will, the law determines who inherits your property, possessions and savings. This means your wishes may not be met and family members, friends or chosen charities may not receive a gift as you had wished.

It is important to write a Will if you would like to offer specific gifts to specific people. You are able to update your Will as often as you like by making a Codicil. This will allow you to change your mind about leaving a gift to Rowcroft at any time.

How to make a Will?

You can make a Will at any time and we recommend you consult a solicitor to make sure that all the legal formalities are covered and that your Will is valid.

We are supported by 26 local South Devon solicitors who would be happy to assist you in making a Will. Please contact your chosen solicitor directly from the list below to make an appointment.


Rowcroft's supporting Solicitors

Bovey Tracey +

Nash & Co Solicitors LLP – 01626 830264

WBW Solicitors – 01626 833263

Brixham +

Roger Richards – 01803 854123

Dartmouth +

Wollen Michelmore – 01803 832191

Exeter +

Kitsons – 01392 455555


Newton Abbot +

Linnitts Solicitors – 01626 333380

Quality Solicitors Dunn & Baker – 01626 330127

Tozers LLP – 01626 207020

WBW Solicitors – 01626 202404

Wollen Michelmore – 01626 332266

Paignton +

Wollen Michelmore – 01803 546100

Knapman & Co – 01803 522700

Michael W Pipe – 01803 559746

Roger Richards – 01803 845191


Plymouth +

Kitsons – 01752 603040

Teignmouth +

Scott Richards – 01626 772441

Tozers LLP – 01626 772376

Torquay +

Boyce Hatton LLP – 01803 403403

Kitsons – 01803 202020

Somerville & Savage – 01803 312700

WBW Solicitors – 01803 202404

Wollen Michelmore – 01803 213251


Totnes +

Windeatts Solicitors – 01803 862233

We understand that including a gift to Rowcroft in your Will is a significant decision and therefore would be delighted to arrange a visit to the hospice for you to see for yourself the great work that goes on or offer you the opportunity to discuss your thoughts and questions with our Legacy Officer.

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