What To Do Next
Making a Will is usually straightforward and inexpensive. As with any legal document it is best to seek professional advice. If you do not have a solicitor you could ask family or friends for a recommendation or search online for a local solicitor on the Law Society website.
There are three main ways to leave a legacy to St John’s Hospice in your Will:
- Residue Legacy
- Cash Legacy
- Item Specific Legacy
Of course you’ll want to ensure that those closest to you are looked after. However after making provision for family and friends, you can leave what’s left – the residue – to St John’s Hospice.
Gifts of cash are always very welcome. Remember however, that cash donations will decrease in value over time, so remember to index link your gift. This is also known as a pecuniary legacy.
Item Specific Legacy
Specific items such as property, shares, jewellery, furniture etc. can be gifted.
If you already have a Will you can add a gift to St John’s by getting your solicitor to prepare a supplement called a codicil.
If you do decide to leave a legacy to St John’s you can follow this link for suggested wording in your Will.
T0 talk to someone about leaving a gift in your will to support end of life care for local people, please complete the form below or contact Samia on 020 7806 3717 or email.