Leaving a donation to St Catherine’s Hospice in your will won’t cost you a penny now, but every donation helps to secure the future of our specialised care for local people for many years to come.
On average, donations in wills fund the care of one in six of our patients, illustrating clearly how vital they are to St Catherine’s and the services we provide.
After you have provided for your own family, please consider remembering the hospice in your will. Every gift really does make a difference.
Here are just some of the ways the donation you leave could carry on giving:
Having a professionally prepared and up-to-date will is the only way to be sure that your loved ones and favourite charities receive what you want them to have.
We recommend using a solicitor when making or changing a will to ensure you receive the correct guidance and support.
Types of Legacy:
Any donation left in a will to a UK registered charity – St Catherine’s Hospice is registered charity number 512186 – will be free from Inheritance Tax.
It is important to ensure that your will contains specific wording if you intend to leave a donation to charity
Harry Townson, from Clayton Brook, Chorley, left a donation of £1,000 to St Catherine’s Hospice in his will – his way of saying ‘thank you’ for the care he received at the hospice.
Ray says: “When Harry began making arrangements for a will to be made, he was adamant that St Catherine’s Hospice be left a gift within it. He said it was his way of saying thank you for all they’d done for him.
“He loved the place – the staff, the care and treatment he received, the wonderful grounds where he loved to watch the birds and the squirrels – they all made such a difference to his life.
“He was a very dry, funny character who was never one for dwelling negatively on his situation – coming to St Catherine’s, and the positive attitude and environment he experienced here, only served to reinforce and strengthen this outlook.”
“By leaving a donation in his will, Harry has helped ensure more people can benefit from the same exceptional service – and I know that thought made him very happy.”
Click here for our guide to Donations in Wills and a feedback form.