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.
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