Willow Wood is very grateful to all our supporters out in the community, and this week we received a wonderful donation – a legacy for £20,000.

This was left to the Hospice by Ray Stubbs, who last year attended our Day Services START Clinic for just seven weeks.  In that short space of time Ray, who had idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, enjoyed four complementary therapy sessions and then joined our O2 café which is for patients with breathing difficulties.

It is a real testament to our staff and our services that Ray included such a wonderful legacy in his will.  Indeed, his executor, Sue Turner was charged with presenting the cheque to the START Clinic’s staff nurse Gill Wills as, in his own words, “Gill is Willow Wood to me”.

£20,000 is a huge sum, and will pay the Hospice’s running costs for nearly three days, enabling us to provide our loving care to more people like Ray.  We do understand that few people are able to leave legacies as large as that, but every single penny we receive in donations is appreciated just as much.

And if this story has made you think about making, or updating your will, remember our Will Week coming soon between the 21 – 26 May, when our partner solicitors and will writers will not charge a fee.  Instead, they will ask for a donation to Willow Wood.

Find out more at www.willowwood.info.