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Breast Unit Special Appeal

RUH Will Month raises over £30,000

Actor, writer and theatre director Simon Callow has praised the 14 solicitor firms who waived their Will writing fees and donated collectively over £30,000 to our charity.

This incredible amount was generated from participation in our RUH Will Month campaign which Simon helped launch last year.

Simon Callow said: “What a terrific result. It’s so important for all of us to have an up-to-date Will. Well done to all those solicitors who gave their services free-of-charge and to the people who signed up to RUH Will Month. The money raised will make a real difference to the care of patients across all wards and departments.”

The fourteen solicitor firms drew up professional Wills for the public at a reduced rate – £100 for a single standard Will and £150 for a standard Mirror Will or Joint Will.

Jan Witt, In Memory and Legacy Officer said: “I’m so grateful to who participated in RUH Will Month 2019. By waiving their fees and passing them on to The Forever Friends Appeal, they have provided vital funds for a number of our appeals, including the refurbishment of the Breast Unit, to which it contributed £13,200. Thank you also to those members of the public who took part to make 2019 another really successful year.”

Dr Clare Marchand, RUH Respiratory Consultant, who signed up to the scheme said: “My husband and I had been meaning to sort out our Will for a while, as we knew how important it was to do, and taking part in the RUH Will Month finally made it happen! We feel much more reassured now we have a Will and we think the RUH Will Month is a fantastic idea and would very much recommend it to others who do not have a Will or their existing one needs updating.”

RUH Will Month will return for its sixth year in September 2020. More details can be found here

We’d like to thank the following solicitor firms for taking part in our 2019 RUH Will Month scheme:

  • Bath solicitors:
    • Bath Wills, BLB, Burningham and Brown, Helen Starkie, Mowbray Woodwards, Mogers Drewett and Royds Withy King
  • Somerset solicitors:
    • Ames Kent, Harris and Harris, Mogers Drewett, Thatcher and Hallam and Wards Solicitors
  • Wiltshire solicitors:
    • Farnfields Solicitors and the Chippenham, Malmesbury and Trowbridge branches of Forrester Sylvester Mackett Solicitors
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Christmas Raffle

Enter our Christmas raffle and you could win £1,000*! 

Tickets are now available

A great festive fundraiser, the prizes up for grabs this year are:

1st Prize: £1,000 cash*

Other prizes include:

  • 42″ Smart TV
  • KitchenAid mixer
  • Dyson hairdryer
  • Dinner for two with champagne at The Priory Hotel in Bath
  • Dinner for two at Cloisters, Bailbrook House Hotel in Bath
  • Two grandstand tickets at Bath Racecourse
  • Plus many more!

To request raffle books to sell to friends, family or work colleagues please email us here

To purchase tickets (£1 each) come to the Atrium (RUH main entrance) from 28 November – 19 November. The raffle draw will take place on Thursday 19 December.

The proceeds from this raffle will go towards our Breast Unit Special Appeal where we are aiming to raise £450,000 for the redevelopment and expansion of the unit. For more information about this special appeal, click here.

Raffle rules

Winners of the raffle will be notified via email or telephone on Thursday 19 December 2019. Terms and Conditions apply for each prize. The Forever Friends Appeal accepts no responsibility for lost or damaged entries. Any person found to be under the age of 16 automatically forfeits any prize. No tickets to be sold by, or to, any person on the street.

*The cash prize will be paid by bank transfer only

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