Making the decision to leave a legacy to Rowans Hospice in your Will is so vitally important to us. Why? Because legacies are the largest single source of income to us and are therefore vital in helping us to continue providing much needed services to our community. Advising us that you are leaving us a gift is helpful as this enables us to plan for the future.
After you have looked after your family, please consider Rowans Hospice in one of 3 ways:
Pecuniary Bequest - A pecuniary bequest is where you can leave us a fixed amount.
Legacy in Kind - This is a named item such as a piece of jewellery , furniture, property or shares.
Residuary Bequest (commonly known as a Legacy) - After making provision for your loved ones, you might consider leaving what is left over to Rowans Hospice.
Remembering a charity in your Will is relatively simple and inexpensive, but you may find the following information helpful. For more information, download our information leaflet.
1. Choose a solicitor
A professional qualified solicitor will discuss your wishes with you and ensure that all the legal formalities are correctly followed and that your Will is valid. This will ensure that you have peace of mind, knowing that your wishes will be carried out.
2. Value your assets
Many people think they do not have anything valuable to give, but leaving even a small gift can help transform the lives of the people we look after. Draw up a list of your assets (house, shares, savings, pension, life policies, personal possessions) and any debts, to give you a clearer picture of your final estate.
3. Declare an executor
Ensure you are clear about who you would like to carry out your wishes when you are gone. This person is known as your executor. He or she will ensure that your wishes are carried out and that your assets go to the people close to your heart.
And finally, let us know
By letting us know in advance that you are leaving us a gift in your Will, it will help us to plan our short, medium and long term future. This can be so useful.
For further information please contact:
Julian Thomas, Head of Legacy and Trust Giving, Rowans Hospice, Purbrook Heath Road, Purbrook, Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO7 5RU