Leave a gift in your Will
Did you know that at any given time 1 in 5 of St Helena Hospice's patients are supported by a gift left by someone in a Will?
Last financial year we received around £1.6 million from gifts people had left in their Will, which is an astonishing amount and an incredibly generous gesture from these supporters. We rely on donations such as these to ensure we can continue supporting local people and gifts in Wills allow St Helena Hospice to plan for the future.
Wills are not only important to us, but they are important to the individual writing one too. They ensure affairs are in order, final wishes are met and loved ones are looked after in the future. Many also choose to show their support for St Helena Hospice in their Will. A gift doesn't have to be big to have a big impact on the local people we help.
Having already stated in their Wills to leave money to charity, Colin and Teresa (Terry) Wood decided to change their legacy to include St Helena, after seeing the care and dignity Colin’s mum Eileen experienced at the hospice before she died 10 days before her 89th birthday - read their story here.
If you have any questions about leaving a gift in your Will to St Helena Hospice please email email@example.com or give the fundraising team a call on 01206 931468. We are happy to talk about the work we do and you are welcome to visit our Myland Hall site and find out more about how we care for our patients and their families as well as our plans for the future.
If you have already been kind enough to remember St Helena Hospice in your Will, we would really like the opportunity to thank you personally so if you would be happy to let us know if you are leaving a gift in your Will to the hospice we would love to hear from you. Rest assured, we won't ask you to divulge any personal details - we simply want you to know how glad we are to have your support in securing the hospice's future.
Not sure where to start with your Will?
Every year in June a number of solicitors from across north east Essex generously offer Will writing appointments as part of our Wills Month scheme. The solicitors will waive their normal fee and instead ask for a suggested donation - every penny of which goes to St Helena Hospice! Book from mid-May directly with the solicitors.