Leave a gift in your Will

Would you consider leaving a lasting gift to a cause close to your heart after providing for the people closest to you? 

Help care for more people so no-one feels alone when living with the effects of a life-limiting illness by leaving a gift in your Will to Arthur Rank Hospice Charity. 

Your gift will help ensure that the needs of future generations will be met. Gifts in Wills make a vital difference to those affected by life-limiting illnesses, such as cancer and motor-neurone disease.  

Making a Difference 

Without you and your desire to leave a lasting imprint on our future we genuinely couldn’t fund vital services, such as: Hospice at Home and our Living Well Service. Gifts in Wills provide a large proportion of our income.  

Your gift, however large or small, will help to continue to fund the vital services provided at the Hospice. Leaving a gift in your Will is a way you can support support others, even if you are unable to donate at this time.

Just 1% of your Will could have a significant impact for future patients so please consider supporting in this way.   

 

FAQ's

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. You can download a form here. 

We have prepared some suggested wording which you can download here.  

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

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. You can download a form here. 

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.

The two main types of gifts (legacies) that people leave in their Will are residuary and pecuniary.

A percentage gift, also known as 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 cash gift, also known as a pecuniary legacy, is a set sum of money.

Some people also like to leave their personal possessions, such as jewellery, art and collectables, to the Hospice. These are know as specific gifts.

The following wording is for a percentage /residuary gift:

Subject to the payment of my debts, funeral and testamentary expenses, I give the whole/____% of my estate not otherwise disposed of by this my Will to Arthur Rank Hospice Charity: a charity registered in England and Wales (1133354) of Cherry Hinton Road, Shelford Bottom, Cambridge, CB22 3FB for the general purposes of the Arthur Rank Hospice and I declare that the receipt of its Treasurer or other proper officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge.

The following wording is for a cash / pecuniary gift:
I give free of tax to Arthur Rank Hospice Charity: a charity registered in England and Wales (1133354) of Cherry Hinton Road, Shelford Bottom, Cambridge, CB22 3FB the sum of £_____ for the general purposes of Arthur Rank Hospice Charity and I declare that the receipt of its Treasurer or other proper officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge.

With a properly worded Will, 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.

Will leaving a gift in my Will affect my inheritance tax liability?

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.

No, this is not the case, a gift, no matter how big or small, can make a significant difference to patient care. Your gift could pay for anything for an hour of nursing to a whole year – both will help ensure that our nurses are there for people who need us.

We are so grateful to people like you, who are working with us now to provide today’s hospice care. However, many of our supporters also want to continue to supporting those who need our care well into the future and so also choose to leave a gift to the Hospice in their Will.

Face to Face appointments – we can also offer free face-to-face Will writing and legal advice appointments with local solicitors who have kindly offered a certain amount of appointments each month.
To book one of these appointments just contact Rachael, Future Gifts Manager on 01223 675881 or email r.brown@arhc.org.uk

Free Legal Advice for you

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Would you like to book a slot or just stop for a chat with a solicitor?

Each month the Hospice hosts a legal drop-in session with local solicitors, Irwin Mitchell and Thomson Webb & Corfield, who have kindly offered their time, to you, for free. These are open to anyone who wishes to have assistance with private client enquires such as Wills, lasting power of attorney, probate and trusts.

Our next session is taking place on Tuesday 23 July 2024, 2pm-4pm in the Bistro at the Arthur Rank Hospice, Cherry Hinton Road, Shelford Bottom, Cambridge, CB22 3FB.

If you would like to book a time slot or have any questions contact Rachael, Future Gifts Manager on 01223 675881 or r.brown@arhc.org.uk.

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Meet Rachael  

Rachael Brown, Future Gifts Manager, can help you to find oumore about legal advice, writing your Will or leaving a gift in your Will. Contact Rachael on 01223 675881 or email r.brown@arhc.org.uk