We are always there for the children who need us today

Let us be there for all the families to come with a gift in your Will

We want to always be there for families, now and in the future

Thank you for considering making a gift in your Will to Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service.

Alexander Devine is the extraordinary and brave boy who inspired our children’s hospice service. He was just four years old when he was diagnosed with a brain tumour and there is simply nothing in this world that can prepare a family for such devastating news. He endured four and a half years of treatments and sadly, aged eight, he died.

Inspired by their son, Fiona and John Devine set up the charity Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service. This is the beautiful legacy Alexander has left.

His legacy has changed the lives of so many children with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition and their families, across Berkshire and into the surrounding counties.

We are always here for the children and families who need us. We provide their child with the specialist care they need, we listen when they want to talk, we make keepsakes so they can create happy memories, and we stand beside them in their child’s final moments. We want to always be there for the families that need us, now and in the future, and you can make this possible by leaving a gift in your Will.


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Write or update your Will from the comfort of your own home in as little as 30 minutes with Farewill. The online service is suitable for essential Will needs, for those living in England and Wales.

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You can also make your Will over the phone with one of Farewill’s specialists. The service is available throughout the UK, offering personal guidance from specialists and support with more complex Wills.

 Your free Gift in your Will guide

If you have a Will but it needs updating, or you want to write your first Will, download this guide for free to give you some information to get you started, including:

What you should consider before writing or amending your Will 
How you can make a gift in your Will 
Some frequently asked questions

Write your Will Week

We are delighted to be working with NE Family Law in Windsor on a special Write your Will Week to raise vital funds for our charity.

Between Monday 14th and Friday 18th October 2024, NE Family Law are offering supporters of the charity the chance to write or amend their Will in exchange for a donation to Alexander Devine.

The solicitor firm will write or amend your Will and ask those who take up the offer to make a suggested donation of £130 for a basic Will or £200 for a mirror Will. A donation of £130 could help pay for three hours of specialist care from an Alexander’s Nurse.

Spaces are limited so book your appointment today by emailing jennig@alexanderdevine.org or by calling 01628 822777. 

Got a question?

Whether you have a question about writing a Will or you’d like to let us know you are leaving a gift to Alexander Devine, we are here to help so please do get in touch. You can email Jenni at jennig@alexanderdevine.org or call 01628 822777.

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The difference your support will make

Pippa has several life-limiting and life threatening conditions, including severe epilepsy, and requires round-the-clock care, with her parents needing to stay alert in case she needs emergency medication or oxygen at any time. Alexander’s Care Team support the family by providing respite for Pippa, symptom management for Pippa’s complex health needs, hydrotheraphy and provide Pippa’s older brother Elliot with sibling support.

Alexander Devine’s support is invaluable. They are there through all sorts of different issues, whether it be emotional support or medical advice, and that’s not just for Pippa but also for Elliot.

Danielle, Pippa’s mum

Children on scooters

Pippa, Elliot and their parents now have access to help and support whenever they need it. You could make this a reality for another local family in the future by leaving a gift in your Will.

Frequently Asked Questions

What information do I need to leave a gift in my Will?

All you need to leave a gift in your Will to Alexander Devine Children‘s Hospice Service is our charity name, address and registered charity number detailed below.

Alexander Devine Children’s Cancer Trust, Snowball Hill, Maidenhead, SL6 3LU. Registered Charity No. 1118947.

I’ve already got a Will, can I still leave a gift to Alexander Devine?

Yes, simply fill out a Codicil form. You’ll need our address and charity number (above). Speak to your solicitor or Will provider who can advise you further.

Are there tax benefits of leaving a charitable gift in my Will?

Most gifts left to charity are exempt from inheritance tax and you could reduce the amount of tax paid by your beneficiaries by leaving us a gift in your Will. Find out more at www.gov.uk/inheritance-tax or speak to your solicitor.

What if I want to change my Will later?

It‘s a good idea to regularly update your Will so that it doesn‘t become out of date. You can either write a new Will or amend your existing one using a Codicil form. Speak to your solicitor for further advice.

I’ve left a gift to Alexander Devine, what do I do now?

Firstly, thank you! You don‘t have to tell us you‘ve left a gift to Alexander Devine in your Will. But we would love to hear from you if you have so we can thank you personally and keep you updated on our work should you wish. You can email Jenni at jennig@alexanderdevine.org or call 01628 822777.

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