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Leave a gift in your Will

A gift in your Will can provide compassionate care for local families when they need it most today, tomorrow and beyond.

Why create a Will

Ensure your wishes are followed – Having a Will ensures the people and causes you are most passionate about are remembered. It also takes away the stress for those left behind as they know exactly what you would like to happen with your estate after death.

Provide for your loved ones – An updated Will can provide financial security for loved ones or friends.

Avoid intestacy issues – There’s a common misconception that a married person’s entire estate automatically goes to the surviving spouse. To guarantee your estate aligns with your wishes, writing a Will is essential.

Prevent conflicts – A Will serves as a clear and binding expression of your desires, averting potential bitterness and disputes that could harm relationships with your nearest and dearest.

Safeguard your children – Through proper provisions in your Will, you can secure as much of your estate as possible for your children and grandchildren. If they are under 18 or have specific support needs, it allows you to specify their caregivers.

Support you local hospice – After remembering friends or loved ones, you can choose to support St Michael’s Hospice so that you provide a legacy of care to our future patients and families. St Michael’s relies heavily on gifts in Wills to continue to provide the free care to those with life-limiting illnesses, so any gift of any size is greatly appreciated.

Things to remember

Ensuring your Will is up-to-date brings peace of mind for both you and your loved ones. Here are some important considerations:

Seek professional advice from a trusted solicitor – A list of solicitors specialising in Will writing can be found on the Law Society’s website.

Tax Savings – All charitable gifts are exempt from Inheritance Tax. Leaving 10% or more of your estate to charities can reduce the Inheritance Tax rate (from 40% to 36%). Consult your solicitor for legal guidance.

Updating your Will – If you plan to include a gift to St Michael’s Hospice, we appreciate it! Just 1% of your estate can make a significant impact in supporting local families during times of pain and loss.

Consider including a gift to St Michael’s Hospice – If you’re contemplating leaving a gift to us in your Will, provide the following details when meeting your solicitor:

Charity name: St Michael’s Hospice
Charity number: 511179
Address: St Michael’s Hospice, Bartestree, Hereford HR1 4HA

Types of gifts

There are several kinds of gifts you can leave in your Will. Each and every gift left to St Michael’s is special to us and will make a huge difference to the patients and families benefitting from our hospice care. Here are a few types of gifts you might like to consider:

A specific gift – This is often items such as a piece of jewellery, a painting or a special piece of furniture.

A cash gift or ‘pecuniary gift’ – This is when you leave a specific amount of money to a named individual or organisation.

A share of your estate – After you’ve remembered those people who are special to you and taxes have been paid, you could leave a share, or the remainder of your estate to St Michael’s Hospice. Even 1% of your estate can make a huge difference to the care we can provide.

A gift in trust or ‘life interest’ – You can leave a gift to be used by someone over a specific period of time eg a property. After that time has passed, the gift can then be passed on to other recipients, such as a charity like St Michael’s Hospice.

We would encourage you to discuss with a solicitor the type of gifts you might like to consider leaving in your Will.

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