Remembering a charity in your Will is relatively simple and inexpensive. If you are considering helping us in this way, you may find the following information helpful. To request a copy of our guide to making a Will, 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. For advice on finding and choosing a solicitor, go to www.lawsociety.org.uk
2. Value your assets
A large percentage of people in the UK who are eligible to make a Will die so without ever doing so. Many people think they do not have anything valuable. But leaving even a small gift can help transform the lives of the people we look after. It is helpful to draw up a list of your assets (house, shares, savings, pension, life policies, personal possessions) and any debts. This will give you a clearer picture of what your final estate will look like.
3. Plan who to remember
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.
4. Select your legacy
There are three main ways to leave a gift to Rowans Hospice in your Will. Residual, pecuniary and legacy in kind. Visit our Leaving a gift in your Will page for further explanation
5. 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