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Gifts In Wills

Why make a Will?

One in five people in the UK die without ever making a Will. Many think they do not have enough money or possessions to make a Will worthwhile. However, if you don't make a Will, part or all of your estate could go to people who you never intended to benefit.

It is a good idea to review your Will from time to time to ensure it reflects any changes in your personal circumstances, like marriage, divorce, the birth of children or grandchildren or coming into an inheritance. Not only that, inheritance legislation means if you don't prepare properly, a substantial part of what you leave behind may go to the State.

Thankfully it is easy, quick and inexpensive to have a Will drafted by a fully qualified professional. It is usually very straightforward but as with any legal document it is always best to seek professional advice.

Making a Will is the only way to ensure that whatever you do have is divided up according to your wishes. With a Will, your loved ones are not left to face complicated legal and financial matters at a time when they will already have more than enough to cope with.

This October we are running our annual Make a Will Campaign - click here to find out how you can make a will this October while supporting hospice care. 

Why give to Herriot Hospice Homecare in your Will?

For most of us, a Will is one way of looking after people we love once we are gone. You never know if a member of your family will be affected by a terminal illness. A gift to Herriot Hospice Homecare is an extra way of making sure that the people you care about and people who you never meet, are cared for if they ever need us.

The different types Of Legacies

With a Legacy, you can help create a better future for local people with life limiting illnesses.

There are three main ways to leave a gift to Herriot Hospice Homecare in your will:

In addition, if you find yourself as a beneficiary under a Will, you can transfer all or part of your inheritance to Herriot Hospice Homecare using a 'Deed of Variation'. This can be used to help reduce inheritance tax.

If you wish to add Herriot Hospice Homecare to your existing Will, your solicitor will simply attach a written instruction called a codicil.

What if I can only leave a small gift?

Even a small gift will make a huge difference. A £100 donation can help provide two double staffed visits to an end of life care patient and a £187 donation can give a carer a decent night's sleep by paying for an overnight stay by a Herriot nurse. If you would like any more information please call 01609 777413 for a copy of our legacy guide.

Terms and Conditions:

North Yorkshire Hospice Care is a registered charity in England and Wales (518905) with a family of services operating as Herriot Hospice Homecare, Just 'B', Saint Michael's Hospice and Talking Spaces.

North Yorkshire Hospice Care is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales (2121179). Registered address Crimple House, Hornbeam Park Avenue, Harrogate, HG2 8NA.