Leaving a gift in your will

By leaving a gift in your will, you are helping John Taylor Hospice care for local people for generations to come.

Whatever the size of the gift you choose to leave, you will be helping John Taylor Hospice to provide specialist care for families into the future. Your gift will give families peace of mind, knowing their loved ones are receiving the very best of care.

Jackie says: “I honestly don’t know where we’d be without John Taylor Hospice and we can’t thank them enough. From fitting grab rails in my house, reviewing of all my medication, providing me with new medical equipment and even helping to organise domestic help for us at home – they’ve covered everything but are always willing to do even more.”

You can leave a set amount, a percentage or anything left over after other gifts have been made. Your solicitor can help with this process. There is more information here on or website or contact our Head of Fundraising Katie Mitchell at [email protected] or 0121 728 6739.

You can leave money to family and friends, alongside a gift to charity, in the same will.

We strongly advise that anyone wishing to make or update a will should seek independent advice from a solicitor. Nothing on our website is intended to constitute legal advice by the hospice.

You can find local solicitors who specialise in wills by contacting the Law Society at www.lawsociety.org.uk or 020 7242 1222.

We offer a free will service through our partnership with McClure and you can find out more about their services here.

Through our partnership with Guardian Angel you can write your will online. This quick, secure will-writing service is free of charge for supporters of John Taylor Hospice. Find out more here.

Local solicitors Robert Shaw and Co will prepare a single standard will for a reduced rate of £60, and a mirror will for £110. If you would like to take advantage of this offer please contact our Head of Fundraising, Katie Mitchell at [email protected] or 0121 728 6739.

Making a will is the only way to ensure your wishes are followed after you are gone.

“Making a will gives you peace of mind that everything will happen according to your wishes after your death,” says John Taylor Hospice Patient and Family Support Worker Angie Donovan.

“A will ensures you can divide up your money, property, and possessions however you’d like to and you can also state your funeral wishes, and who you wish to be executor of the will.

“This can relieve a lot of worry and tension from all those involved at what is already a difficult time. If you don’t leave a will, the law decides how your estate is passed on – usually to another next of kin.”

You may not consider yourself to be wealthy, but when you add everything up, you may find that you have more than you realise, particularly if you own your own home. All your possessions count towards the value of your estate, including your pension, jewellery, furniture, shares etc.

Download our estate calculator and pre-appointment checklist to help you get ready for your will appointment.

Under the law as it stands at the time of writing, inheritance tax is not payable on gifts to charities. It is important that you discuss the inheritance tax position with your solicitor who will be able to advise you on any inheritance tax charge on your estate.

Thank you. By leaving a gift in your will to John Taylor Hospice you are making every moment matter for generations to come.

Your legacy

Whatever the size of the gift you choose to leave, you will be helping John Taylor Hospice to provide specialist care for families into the future. Your gift will give families peace of mind, knowing their loved ones are receiving the very best of care.

How your gift could make a difference

Jackie says: “I honestly don’t know where we’d be without John Taylor Hospice and we can’t thank them enough. From fitting grab rails in my house, reviewing of all my medication, providing me with new medical equipment and even helping to organise domestic help for us at home – they’ve covered everything but are always willing to do even more.”

You can leave a set amount, a percentage or anything left over after other gifts have been made. Your solicitor can help with this process. There is more information here on or website or contact our Head of Fundraising Katie Mitchell at [email protected] or 0121 728 6739.

Steps to making a gift in your will

You can leave money to family and friends, alongside a gift to charity, in the same will.

We strongly advise that anyone wishing to make or update a will should seek independent advice from a solicitor. Nothing on our website is intended to constitute legal advice by the hospice.

You can find local solicitors who specialise in wills by contacting the Law Society at www.lawsociety.org.uk or 020 7242 1222.

Free will service

We offer a free will service through our partnership with McClure and you can find out more about their services here.

Through our partnership with Guardian Angel you can write your will online. This quick, secure will-writing service is free of charge for supporters of John Taylor Hospice. Find out more here.

Local solicitors Robert Shaw and Co will prepare a single standard will for a reduced rate of £60, and a mirror will for £110. If you would like to take advantage of this offer please contact our Head of Fundraising, Katie Mitchell at [email protected] or 0121 728 6739.

Why make a will?

Making a will is the only way to ensure your wishes are followed after you are gone.

“Making a will gives you peace of mind that everything will happen according to your wishes after your death,” says John Taylor Hospice Patient and Family Support Worker Angie Donovan.

“A will ensures you can divide up your money, property, and possessions however you’d like to and you can also state your funeral wishes, and who you wish to be executor of the will.

“This can relieve a lot of worry and tension from all those involved at what is already a difficult time. If you don’t leave a will, the law decides how your estate is passed on – usually to another next of kin.”

You may not consider yourself to be wealthy, but when you add everything up, you may find that you have more than you realise, particularly if you own your own home. All your possessions count towards the value of your estate, including your pension, jewellery, furniture, shares etc.

Before you visit your solicitor

Download our estate calculator and pre-appointment checklist to help you get ready for your will appointment.

Under the law as it stands at the time of writing, inheritance tax is not payable on gifts to charities. It is important that you discuss the inheritance tax position with your solicitor who will be able to advise you on any inheritance tax charge on your estate.

Thank you. By leaving a gift in your will to John Taylor Hospice you are making every moment matter for generations to come.

What our patients think

“The care was second to none”

“At such a heartbreaking and difficult time, the nurses and care assistants knew exactly what to do and to say – we’d have been lost without them. The care they provided for my beautiful wife was second to none and I’ll be forever grateful.”

Roger Perks

“Nothing is too much trouble”

“I can’t thank hospice teams enough. From fitting grab rails in my house and ordering a reclining bed, reviewing of all my medication, providing me with new medical equipment and even helping to organise domestic help for us at home – they’ve covered everything but are always willing to do even more.”

Jackie Bannister

“I don’t know where I’d be without them”

“The support I get is truly is invaluable and I honestly don’t know where I’d be without them. I’m able to talk openly about my illness and ask for advice and support if I need it. I’ve made some incredible friends and the hospice is a very special place full of laughter and kindness. “

Liz Warren

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