After you’ve taken care of loved ones, leaving a gift (or Legacy) in your Will to Farleigh Hospice is a great way to invest in your community and help guarantee the future of hospice care for local people.

None of us know what the future holds and it’s easy to put off making a Will, or updating an existing one. People are often under the misconception that should they die, their loved ones will automatically receive everything. Unfortunately this is not necessarily the case. Taking the time to have a valid and up-to-date Will is the only way to ensure that your assets and estate go to the people and causes closest to your heart. As you plan for the future, we hope that you will leaving a gift to Farleigh Hospice in your Will.

Over the past 5 years gifts left to Farleigh Hospice in people’s Wills have funded the care for almost 1 in 5 of our patients and is one of our most important streams of income.

If you would like to discuss leaving a gift to Farleigh Hospice in your Will, or inform us that you have already done so, please telephone us on 01245 457346, email info@farleighhospice.org, or write to us at Farleigh Hospice, North Court Road, Chelmsford, CM1 7FH.

Types of legacy gift

 

Friends and family first (known legally as a Residuary Legacy)

We understand that caring for your family is a priority. However, after taking care of your loved ones in your Will, you can leave whatever is left in your estate (the ‘residue’) to Farleigh Hospice alone, or alongside other charitable causes.

I give to Farleigh Hospice, registered charity number 284670, of North Court Road, Chelmsford, CM1 7FH, the whole (or __%) of my residuary estate for its general purposes. The receipt of the person who professes to be the treasurer or other proper officer for the time being of the charity shall be sufficient discharge to my trustees.”

 

Cash legacy (known legally as a Pecuniary Legacy)

Cash donations are always very welcome. However, please remember that they tend to decrease in value over time. For example, a legacy of £1,000 written into a Will in 1980 would now be worth less than £311 (Office for National Statistics, 2008). To avoid this you can either index link your gift, or review it periodically to retain its original value.

I give to Farleigh Hospice, registered charity number 284670, of North Court Road, Chelmsford, CM1 7FH, the sum of XXXX  {in words} £XXXX {in figures}  for its general purposes and declare that the receipt of the person who professes to be the treasurer or other proper officer for the time being of the institution shall be sufficient discharge to my trustees.”

 

Legacy in kind (known legally as a Specific Legacy)

Specific items such as property, shares, jewellery, or furniture can be given. Leaving the contents of your home as a gift in your Will is welcome as our shops can maximise their value for the Hospice.

I give to Farleigh Hospice, registered charity number 284670, of North Court Road, Chelmsford, CM1 7FH, my {short description of property/item given} for its general purposes and declare that the receipt of the person who professes to be the treasurer or other proper officer for the time being of the institution shall be sufficient discharge to my trustees.”


Make a Will Month

For anyone wishing to make a Will, each year we join forces with a number of local Solicitors from across mid Essex who generously offer Will drafting appointments. The solicitors make your Will, waiving their normal fee and instead ask for a suggested donation of either £75 for a basic single Will or £110 for a basic mirror or double Will – every penny of which goes directly to the hospice.

Our Farleigh Hospice Make a Will campaign takes place annually throughout September. For more information, please click here.