Why should I leave a legacy to St John's Hospice?
Most of our voluntary income comes from the generosity of people like you, whether it’s through collection boxes, our shop, regular gift or taking part in our events. But it’s a little known fact that our most vital income actually comes from people leaving gifts in Wills. For instance, gifts in Wills have helped towards the funding of the much-needed Inpatient Unit refurbishment which helped improve access and dignity for our patients.
What basic information do I need to include?
The most important information to include are our name, address and registered charity number:
St John's Hospice
60 Grove End Road
St John's Wood
Registered charity number: 235822
Who should write my will?
We always recommend using a practising solicitor to write your Will. This helps to ensure your Will is legally correct and that all your wishes will be followed.
Can a gift to charity help me pay less tax?
The money and assets left in your estate may be subject to inheritance tax and it may be of advantage to you to share your estate so that your family and friends are left gifts below the tax threshold (which is currently £325,000), so they do not have to pay inheritance tax. The remainder of your estate can then be left as a gift to one or more charities, like St John’s Hospice.
If I’ve left a gift in my Will, should I tell you?
Yes, it would be really helpful if you can let us know that you have included us in your Will – that way we know we don’t need to approach you again. Its also means we can keep you updated on how your intended gift can help the Hospice.
How do I find out more?