Leaving A Gift In Your Will
Did you know that 1 in every 5 nurses here at the Hospice is funded by legacy donations?
By leaving a legacy, you can help us to continue improving the quality of life for future patients, allowing them and their families to get the care and support they need. If you wish to leave a gift to The Mary Stevens Hospice in your will, whether you are part of our community or have seen the work of the hospice first-hand then the first port of call would be to contact the Hospice Fundraising Department on:7
firstname.lastname@example.org or 01384 377 778.
Benefits Of Leaving A Legacy
Leaving a legacy, or charitable donation in your Will, not only helps future generations ubt also reduces the amount of finheritance tax you and your loved ones will pay. All charitable donations are exempt from inheritance tax and are deducted from the value of your estate, potentially taking your estate below the inheritance tax level.
What Should I Leave?
Gifts of any size make a huge difference here at the Hospice. For example, a cash donation of just £3 would pay for a patient’s food for a day. At the other end of the scale, it costs us £3.2 million each year to keep the doors of the Hospice open and any contribution towards that will quite literally make care possible for a family in their hour of greatest need. We receive gifts of all shapes and sizes and each one is both vital and gratefully received.
We have also been left shares, businesses, valuable items and one supporter even left us their house which was sold!
Some people also choose to leave us a percentage of their estate through a “residual legacy”, which in layman’s terms means that once you have provided for your loved ones then the Hospice will receive whatever is left of your estate.
How We Can Help
We work closely with many local solicitors to ensure people’s wishes are carried out properly and with respect. Please get in touch for more information about our local partners and how to start when considering writing or updating your will.
Each May and November, we run a campaign called “Wills Month” alongside Wall James Chappell, Glover Priest Solicitors and King Will’s Wills. Our partners offer discounted wills throughout the month and also commit to donating 50% of any money made through the month back to patient care here at the Hospice. This initiative has raised roughly £10,000 since it started in 2017 and is a fantastic opportunity for supporters to update or write their will at a uniquely cheap price. There is also no obligation to leave a gift to the Hospice in any wills created as part of Wills Month.
Informing The Hospice
If you have chosen to leave a gift to The Mary Stevens Hospice in your will we would love to hear from you so we can thank you personally. there is, of course, no obligation to do so.
Where Your Donations Go
We have listed a few examples below of what your donations make possible for our charity:
£8 could pay for a patient to create a “Memory Box” for their family
£694 could pay for a family to spend 24 hours in our In-Patient Unit
£1095 could pay for a patient’s food for a whole year
£7634 could pay for a patient to spend 11 days in our In-Patient Care – which is the average length of time a family will stay with us here at MSH
£25,000 could pay for the cost of a specialist palliative care nurse for a year
£3,200,000 could pay to run the entire Hospice for a year
Download our Legacy Leaflet
If you would like to download a copy of our Legacy Leaflet, please click here or use the link below: