How to leave a gift in your Will
If you would like to leave a gift in your Will to children and young people with life-threatening conditions and their families, we strongly recommend you that you speak to a solicitor or suitably qualified legal professional to ensure your wishes will be carried out as you intend.
You will need to include the following details:
Registered Charity: East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices
Address: Church Lane, Milton, Cambridgeshire, CB24 6AB
Registered Charity number: 1069284
Wording for a gift
An example of wording you can use:
I leave my X share(s) of my residuary estate for East Anglia’s Children's Hospices, Church Lane, Milton, Cambridgeshire, CB24 6AB registered charity number 1069284 (England), absolutely for its general charitable purposes and I declare that the receipt of the treasurer or other proper officer for the time being shall be a sufficient discharge to my executors.
If you are writing a new Will, you should find a solicitor to help you draw this up.
Choosing a solicitor
A solicitor will be able to advise you on leaving charitable gifts when making a Will. Before enlisting a solicitor, check how much they charge and, if possible, get recommendations from those around you. You may be entitled to legal aid if you are 70 or over; disabled; a parent of a disabled person and wish for that person to be provided for in the Will; or a single person that wishes to appoint a guardian in the Will. More information can be found at your local Citizens Advice Bureau.
The Law Society locator can help you find a local solicitor. Please note the law on making Wills varies across parts of the UK.
Type of gift
Your gift can be as small or big as you like – all funds will help us provide children and young people with life-threatening conditions and their families the support they need. Gifts are generally specified in the following categories:
Many supporters choose to leave a share of their estate (a residuary gift) for the simple reason that it keeps pace with inflation and enables you to ensure that your family and friends are cared for.