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Leave a gift in your Will


Helping fund future care

 

While we are responding to the needs of people today, we would also like to be confident that the needs of future generations will be met. Many people choose to help us fund future care by mentioning Arthur Rank Hospice Charity in their Will.

After providing for your family and friends, you may like to consider leaving a lasting gift to a cause close to your heart. A gift to Arthur Rank Hospice Charity in your Will can make a vital difference to those affected by cancer and other life limiting illness in the future.

Gifts in Wills provide a large proportion of our income and we genuinely couldn’t fund vital services such as Hospice at Home and Day Therapy without you and your desire to leave a lasting imprint on our future. Leaving a gift in your Will is a way you can support Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, even if you are unable to donate at this time. Your gift, however large or small, will help us to continue to fund the vital services provided by the Hospice. Just 1% of your Will could have a significant impact for future patients so please consider supporting us in this way.

To find out more about remembering Arthur Rank Hospice Charity in your Will, please contact Donna 01223 675888 or email donna.talbot@arhc.org.uk  

For help and advice on how to leave a donation in your Will, we always recommend you use a solicitor, however to help you we have produced some information to help you - please see below.

Q What is a codicil form?

A codicil form gives you a simple way to make small changes to your existing Will. We would always recommend using a qualified solicitor when using this form.
 
We have prepared some suggested wording to help you leave a legacy to Arthur Rank Hospice Charity - it just involves adding a clause to your Will. We would always suggest that you use a qualified solicitor to assist you with this, however have prepared some wording you might like to consider using.

Q  What basic information do I need to include in my Will? 

Please include our name, our address and our registered charity number as shown below: 

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity
Cherry Hinton Road, Shelford Bottom
Cambridge
CB22 3FB

Registered Charity No 1133354

Q  Can I add Arthur Rank Hospice Charity to my existing will? 

A  Fortunately, making changes to an existing will is very straightforward. If you want to add us to an existing Will, your solicitor simply attaches a written instruction, called a codicil. This must be done by your solicitor - don't make changes yourself as you may inadvertently invalidate your Will. The codicil will need the signature of two independent witnesses.  You can download a copy of our codicil form from our website.  If there are a number of changes you want to make, it may be better to make a new Will, which your solicitor can help you with.
 
Q  What is meant by a residuary or pecuniary legacy? 

The two main types of legacies that people leave are residuary and pecuniary.
 
A residuary legacy is when a person leaves a percentage of their estate to a charity.   This means that, however much your estate is ultimately worth, you ensure your loved ones are looked after as well as giving a gift to your chosen charity. It also means you don't have to keep altering your Will as your circumstances change. 
 
A pecuniary legacy is a set sum of money. 

Q  What if my circumstances change? 

A  With a properly worded legacy, you can be safe in the knowledge that, should your circumstances change, your will automatically takes account of this.  This gives you the assurance that you are able to look after yourself, friends and family whilst also knowing that you will still be doing something for your favourite charity if there is any money left over after you die. 

Q  Will leaving a legacy affect my inheritance tax liability? 

A  Gifts to charities in your will are generally exempt from inheritance tax. If you leave a charitable gift it will be deducted from your estate before inheritance tax liability is calculated