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Each year, Ardgowan Hospice provides compassionate care and support to about 1,000 people and their families in Inverclyde living with a life-limiting illness.
A gift in your Will can ensure these services will still be available in your community long into the future.

Ardgowan Hospice has partnered with expert will writers, Guardian Angel, to offer you the chance to write your will for FREE. Allowing you to make your mark on the world, with the option to leave an optional gift to the hospice.

To make the most of our free will writing service, please head to

You can also e-mail or call the Guardian Angel team on 0800 773 4014 . Please quote, Ardgowan Hospice to make an appointment to write your will over the phone or in person with a solicitor/will writer.

Today’s kindness, tomorrow’s care, your legacy gift will help shape the hospice care of tomorrow!

*If you wish to donate in exchange for our free, will-writing service, please consider Gift Aiding your donation. EG If you donate £100, we would be able to receive an additional £25 from the tax man at no cost to you. Learn more about Gift Aid here:


Why you should have a Will in place

There are many reasons you should have a will. Here are some examples.

  1. You’ll decide how your estate is distributed.

This can be updated and amended if and when you need to update. If you don’t have a will in place, the distribution of your possessions will be decided for you by the state.

  1. Appoint guardians and make financial arrangements for young children.

Whether you’re appointing a guardian for your children or securing a financial safety net for your grandchildren, a will can give you the peace of mind of knowing they will be cared for properly.

  • Manage your affairs to be tax efficient.

A gift in your will can help cut the amount of inheritance tax owed. Talk to a solicitor to learn more.

  • You can support your favourite charities.

Leaving a gift in your will can help charities fund their services long into the future. Gifts helped Ardgowan provide over 13,056 hours of vital care last year.

  1. Reduces stress for loved ones after your death.

The death of a loved one is a difficult time for any family emotionally. A will reduces the burden of the difficult decisions and arrangements they would otherwise have to make on your behalf.

  • Manage your digital legacy

You can manage how your bank, social media, cloud, streaming, gaming and more accounts are handled after your death. This can range from deletion to the passing of passwords or memorialising the account.

Do I Need Life Insurance?

If anyone you love would be impacted financially if you were to die or fall ill unexpectedly, then life insurance is probably worth considering.

Life Insurance probably isn’t No. 1 on your priority list. We know because we’ve been there.
But if you know that you want to get it at some point in the future then there is an argument for sorting it today.

Why? – Well it will save you ££.

The younger you are the more affordable your Life Insurance will be. Fact.

The average monthly premium for Life Insurance increases the older you are. We’ve even mapped it out on a graph for you.