On Friday 27 September 2019, Alison Gregory, the Head of our Wills & Probate Department, and Emma Thistlewhite from our Marketing team, had the opportunity of accompanying our client, Paul, at St Luke’s for afternoon tea.
Paul instructed Alison in relation to his late mother, Kathleen, in January 2019 following her passing in November 2018. Kathleen sadly passed away from cancer in November 2018. Unfortunately, Paul’s father, Donald, also sadly passed away from cancer in 2003. Prior to his death Donald was cared for at St Luke’s Hospice and as a result of the care he received Donald and Kathleen made wills and as part of their legacy chose to leave a substantial sum to St Luke’s Hospice.
To honour Donald and Kathleen we contacted St Luke’s Hospice who kindly offered an afternoon tea and tour of the hospice and grounds. Paul had the opportunity of seeing first hand what an amazing difference such a legacy can make.
Paul was born profoundly deaf and worked for many years as a Lecturer at Sheffield College in British Sign Language (BSL). Paul shared with us some of the difficulties he has encountered over the years in communication. We now look forward to working closely with Paul in training our staff to support individuals with hearing impairments.
This families legacy will make a huge difference to so many other families.
If you would like to know more about leaving a legacy in your will, please contact Alison Gregory on 0114 2813636.