Happy 90th Birthday Ron
We have celebrated with Ron Jameson from Woking, who will be 90 this week. The former World War II RAF veteran has been a loyal supporter of Woking Hospice, where his wife Margaretha died 5 years ago. To show his gratitude for the wonderful care she received Ron has revealed that he is also leaving a gift in his Will for us.
For almost 15 years Ron has now supported the Hospice. He got on really well with Rupert, the Clinical Nurse Specialist, who looked after his wife whilst she was still at home. And after Margaretha died Ron also received counselling, but admits it’s now been quite some time since he last went to the Hospice.
That’s why Legacies Manager Charlie Booth and Trusts Manager Marguerite Hutchinson went along to visit him complete with birthday cake, card and balloons. He can now look forward to celebrating with his close friends and neighbours, who have arranged a big party for him.
“Ron is such a great guy, and it’s people like him who through their generosity enable us to raise the funds needed to continue providing our services in the local community,” explains Legacies Manager Charlie Booth. “Many people don’t realise that leaving a gift in your Will can help the Hospice with its long term financial planning, as well as reduce the Tax burden on loved ones.”
During the 2nd World War Ron was a navigator with the RAF Bomber Command, and trained in Canada, whilst Dutch born Margaretha was malnourished under the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. They meet on a package holiday in Spain in the early 1960s, and fell in love. Both in their forties they got married and Margaretha moved to England to be with Ron.
If you would like to know more about leaving a gift in your Will you can read more here, or contact our Legacies Manager Charlie Booth on 01483 881752.