At Saint Catherine’s we are doing everything we can to keep our patients, families, staff , volunteers and supporters safe at this difficult time.
Our key clinical services are still running, which means that patients are still being cared for in the hospice and at home.
However, in line with Government guidance and with safety paramount, we have taken the decision to reduce some face-to-face services and restrict visitors on site. Also, our hospice shops will be closed for the time being and we have postponed all of our fundraising events that were planned during the next few months.
Every decision being made is in the best interests of our patients, families, volunteers and staff.
We need your continued support and help more than ever as we continue to pay and support all our members of staff – we appreciate every donation, every message and every offer of support.

For current Government advice and help available for the extremely vulnerable, please go to www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable

Gifts in Wills

We understand and appreciate that leaving possessions to your loved ones is likely to be your priority when writing your will, but after you have decided what you would like to leave to your loved ones, leaving a gift to Saint Catherine’s would help us to continue to provide outstanding care to those in our area living with a terminal illness. 

Make a Lasting Difference to Patients and Their Loved Ones

Leaving a gift in your will means that you will be a part of the future of Saint Catherine’s. Each year we need to raise over £6million to make sure we can provide outstanding care to patients and their loved ones and without people leaving gifts in their wills we would not be able to achieve this total. 

Leaving a gift could be anything you like. It could be a set sum of money, a percentage of your estate, or valuable possessions that you own. Even just leaving 1% of your estate could make a huge difference for patients at Saint Catherine’s.  

Download our Brochure

If you would like to know more about leaving a gift in your will you can download our brochure here or give our fundraising team a call on 01723 351421. 

How your Gift can Make a Real Difference

£200 could pay for a patient to attend our Welbeing Centre for one day

£500 could pay for one In-Patient Unit bed for one day

£1,000 could pay for our community nurse specialist team for one day

£5,000 could pay for our Hospice at Home team for one day

£11,000 is the cost of providing all of our services for one day 

Why Make a Will?

There are four main reasons why you should make a will:

1. To make things easier for your family or executor*

Without a will this can be more time consuming and stressful for them.

2. To ensure your wishes are met

Without a will everything will be shared out in a standard way defined by the law, which may not be what you would want.

3. To reduce inheritance tax

A will can help reduce the amount of inheritance tax that may be payable.

4. To ensure those you care about are looked after

A will is especially important if you have children or other family members who depend on you financially, or if you want to leave something to people outside your immediate family or causes you care about.

*an executor is someone you choose to take responsibility for administering your estate after you have died. 

Contact Us

Whether you’d like to ask us a question, need to raise a point or would like to leave us feedback, we’d love to hear from you! You can find our details at the top of every page or by visiting our contact page.