Gifts in Wills FAQs

Why should I make a will?

By making your will and keeping it up to date you can make sure that your affairs are in order and that your estate is dealt with as you would wish.

If you die without a will, your estate may not go where you would have wished. Someone else will decide who gets your money, and in what shares.

How do I make a will?

We recommend using a qualified solicitor or a professional will writer when making or updating your will.

How do I leave a gift in my will to St Giles Hospice?

Your solicitor can assist you with this. To make sure we receive your gift you’ll need to include our name, address and registered charity number:

St Giles Hospice
Fisherwick Road
Whittington
Lichfield
Staffordshire
WS14 9LH

Registered charity number: 509014

If I already have a will, how do I add St Giles hospice to it?

You can update your existing will by adding a codicil. We strongly recommend you consult with a solicitor before adding a codicil form, to ensure it is legally binding.

What types of gift can I leave?

There are 3 different types of gifts you can leave to St Giles Hospice in your will:

A residuary gift – a gift of a percentage of your estate, once your friends and family member have been provided for and debts have been cleared.

A pecuniary gift – a gift of a fixed sum of money (this can decrease in value over time due to inflation).

A specific gift – a gift of a particular item, such as jewellery or antiques.

What are the benefits of leaving a gift in my will?

Gifts to UK registered charities are exempt from inheritance tax, and may also bring down the total value of your estate below the Inheritance Tax threshold. We strongly recommend that you speak to a solicitor for advice on tax issues.

By leaving a gift in your will to St Giles Hospice, you are helping to ensure that we can continue our care in the local community.

If I have left a gift in my will to St Giles Hospice, do I have to tell you?

Not at all – your will is personal and it is completely up to you whether you share this information with us. If you do tell us, this will be confidential and you can change your mind at any time.

However, by telling us you plan to leave St Giles Hospice a gift in your will, it allows us to ‘thank you’ and plan for the future.

If you would like to discuss making a gift to St Giles Hospice in your will, or inform us that you have already done so, please contact Abigail Mills on 01543 432538 or email abigail.mills@stgileshospice.com