Did you know that 1 in 4 patients are cared for thanks to gifts left in Wills?

Your support makes a big difference to local lives

As an independent local charity, we receive a small grant from the NHS to pay for some of the care we provide, however, the majority of the costs to run the Hospice comes from the generosity of supporters like you.

We treat every patient in our care as an individual

We have over 325 people in our care at any one time

Since we opened in 1987, we have cared for 20,000 people

 

Why should you write a Will?

“I’ve left a gift in my Will to protect the future of my local hospice and my loved ones” – Cindy from Bognor Regis

There are many reasons to write a Will, including making sure your family, possessions, and estate are looked after when you die.

Request your free Gifts in Wills guide

Our handy Gifts in Wills guides contain everything you need to start writing your Will, and leaving a gift in your Will to St Wilfrid’s Hospice, so we can provide vital Hospice care to local people.

Write or update your Will for free

If you prefer, we can provide a free Will writing service that is quick and simple, through our free Wills partner, Guardian Angel. You can do this online, over the phone, or in person.

What’s included in your free Gifts in Wills guide?

  • A Gifts in Wills planner to start writing your Will
  • Advice on what you can include in your Will and how to update an existing Will
  • Information on different types of gifts and Wills

Frequently Asked Questions

There are many important reasons to write a Will. Making a Will can help protect the people and causes you care most about, while ensuring everything you own (your estate) is dealt with in the way you choose.

Top reasons for making a Will include:

– Ensure dependent children and stepchildren are cared for
– Protect your partner if you’re unmarried
– Name someone to look after your pet
– Decide who will settle your affairs
– Record any wishes for your funeral plans
– Choose to support a charity in your Will. Gifts to charities are exempt from inheritance tax.

Your Will is one of the most important legal documents you can make. If you die without making a Will, you have died ‘intestate’ and the law decides who inherits your estate.

If you are looking to leave us a gift in your Will, please make sure you include the following information:

For a Residuary gift (a percentage of your estate):

“I leave x percentage of the residue of my real and personal estate to St Wilfrid’s Hospice, a charity registered in England and Wales (RN 281963) of Walton Lane, Chichester PO18 8QB for the general purposes of St Wilfrid’s Hospice and I declare that the receipt of its Treasurer or other proper officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge.”

For a Pecuniary gift (a set amount):

“I leave the sum of [in words] x pounds £x [in figures] to St Wilfrid’s Hospice, a charity registered in England and Wales (RN 281963) of Walton Lane, Chichester PO18 8QB for the general purposes of St Wilfrid’s Hospice and I declare that the receipt of its Treasurer or other proper officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge.”

We are here to help you if you have any questions, would like some help with writing your Will, or if you would just like to let us know that you have left us a gift in your Will.

To speak to our team about leaving us a gift in your Will, we would love to hear from you. Please contact us on the following details:

Contact Bryan Robinson, Gifts in Wills Officer on 01243 755184, or email bryan.robinson@stwh.co.uk.

 

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