Legacies are precious gifts from one generation to another. By remembering The Rowans Hospice in your Will you are giving hope to hundreds of people who really need your support.
Legacies are the largest single source of income for the hospice and vital to our work. They enable us to continually develop our services and plan ahead for the future.
The most common legacies left to The Rowans Hospice are:
We know that, if you have a family or close friends, caring for them will be your priority. After making provision for those closest to you, you can leave whatever is ‘left over’ in your estate either solely to The Rowans Hospice, or to be shared with other charities. This is known legally as a residuary bequest.
A gift of a fixed sum of money left in your Will is called a pecuniary bequest. Cash donations are always very welcome. However, do remember that cash tends to decrease in value over time as the cost of living increases. It’s prudent, therefore, to periodically review any gift set aside and to monitor its original value.
A named item, such as a piece of jewellery, furniture, property or shares, gifted in a Will is known legally as a specific bequest. Collections and individual items are always welcome as we have many supporters who shop with us and we can maximise their value for the benefit of those cared for by the hospice.
If you do decide to leave a legacy gift to us please see our sample legacies for suggested wording of your Will. In leaving a legacy you can be sure that you are making a vital contribution to the future of hospice care in Portsmouth and south east Hampshire.
For more information contact
Mark Van Wijk
Director of Finance
The Rowans Hospice
Purbrook Heath Road