Frequently asked questions
The following information may help if you have further questions on leaving a gift in your Will. If you cannot find the answer to your question, please contact Supporter Care on 01223 800807 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Having a Will means you can choose how your estate (everything you own) is shared out. This can make life that little bit more straightforward for whoever you choose to manage your affairs in the event of your passing. In the case of dying with no Will prepared, known as intestacy, certain laws state where your assets go which can cause considerable, unnecessary distress. Having a Will makes it possible to give a gift which may not be possible during your lifetime.
East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) is a lifeline for many families living in East Anglia, providing specialist care and emotional wellbeing support at what can be an unimaginably difficult time. Whether the service provision is at one of our hospices, in the community, or in the home, we can tailor our care to the needs of the child, young person and family. When time is short we help families make the most of their precious time together to create precious memories that last forever.
One in five of the children and young people we support receive care because of these gifts.
- A gift of £1,000 could fund 30 hours of specialist play.
- A gift of £6,000 could fund one week of end of life nursing care and support for a child and their family.
- A gift of £16,000 could fund our hospice care services for one day.
- A gift of £25,000 could fund the salary of a qualified children's nurse for a year.
We hope you can find all the information you need to leave a gift in your Will to EACH in our Gift in Wills guide. Your chosen solicitor or suitably qualified legal professional will need to be made aware of your wishes and will need our charity details, and suggested Will wording which can be found here.
Informing us about a gift in your Will helps us plan for the future and enables us to thank you appropriately. We do however understand it is a very personal and important decision, so there is no obligation to inform us if you choose to leave a gift in your Will to EACH.
A gift left to charity is exempt from Tax and can be used to keep an estate below the Inheritance Tax threshold.
By obtaining professional advice and carefully planning a Will, there may be a way to mitigate Inheritance Tax or other claims against your estate in the future.