Free will writing service
Create peace of mind with our expert, easy-to-use will writing service.
St Giles Hospice has been working in partnership with will writing experts, Guardian Angel, to offer you the opportunity to make a free will.
By making your will and keeping it up-to-date, you can also ensure that your affairs are in order and that your estate is dealt with as you would wish.
If you’d like to speak to a solicitor, find out more or book an appointment, simply call the team on 0800 773 4014 and quote St Giles Hospice.
After remembering family and loved ones, many people choose to leave a gift in their will to charity.
We understand that leaving a gift to St Giles Hospice is an important decision and we appreciate all donations – small or large. A gift of just 1% would have an incredible impact on our patients and their families, ensuring that our services are available not just now, but for generations to come.
One in six of our patients are cared for through donations we receive from legacy gifts. It costs more than £10million to deliver the care we provide each year, and put simply, we couldn’t continue to provide our vital care services without the support of our local community.
If you’d like to find out more about leaving a gift in your will to St Giles Hospice, please contact Samantha Storey, Regional and Legacy Manager, on 01543 434027 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Leaving a legacy makes a real difference
Graham Eyres, left a gift in his will to thank the hospice for looking after his partner Lyn.
Graham said: “I can’t think of a better way to support the hospice or a cause that could be more worthy. No matter how large or small your gift, it will make a real difference. I couldn’t have been more pleased with the care that Lyn received. There was a real personal touch.
“I will always encourage people to consider giving a legacy to St Giles. My support is very personal, but everybody knows somebody who will one day need end of life care.”
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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.
We recommend using a qualified solicitor or a professional will writer when making or updating your will. We’ve partnered with the expert will-writing service Guardian Angel, offering a quick and easy way to make your will, available online, over the phone or face to face.
Guardian Angel offer expert will writing advice and support online, over the phone or face-to-face.
Since they were founded in 2016, Guardian Angel has had one mission which is to help people plan for and manage death – so they’ve made it easy to write a will online to help give people peace of mind.
Guardian Angel work with close to 100 charities of all sizes across the UK, from other hospices, to national charities and many more and we are delighted to be working with them too.
If you make your will through Guardian Angel, you’ll be asked if you’d like to leave a gift for St Giles Hospice.
Alternatively, your solicitor can assist you with this. To make sure we receive your gift please include our name, address and registered charity number:
St Giles Hospice
Registered charity number: 509014
You can update your existing will by adding an amendment. We strongly recommend you consult with a solicitor before adding an amendment, to ensure it’s legally binding.
There are three 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 members have been provided for and any 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.
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 matters.
By leaving a gift in your will to St Giles Hospice, you’re helping to ensure that we can continue our care for local people, and their families.
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 your plan to leave St Giles Hospice a gift in your will, it allows us to say thank you, to invite you to future legacy events and to keep you updated with news from the hospice.
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 Samantha Storey, Regional and Legacy Manager, on 01543 434027 or email email@example.com