When making a will, we understand that your first priority will be to provide for your loved ones. However, many people find that after they have done this they can also leave something to a cause they hold dear, like their local hospital. Giving a gift in your will is a lasting way to support our work for future generations.
Writing a will, or adding a charitable gift to it is easier than you think.
- If you already have a will, simply contact your solicitor, and they can advise you and add the appropriate wording.
- If you dont have a will, you simply need to contact a solicitor, and they will talk you through the process. The law society provides a list of solicitors who can help. Click here to find a solicitor in your area.
If you would like to include a gift to our hospitals in there, all you need is our registered charity number 1054072. The solicitor will explain the different ways in which you can do this.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I be assured that my contribution will make a difference?
Gifts in wills can make a huge difference for local hospitals like ours. To make sure this is the case, we work with your executors to ensure that your gift has the desired impact.
In addition, you can be assured that all donations are held seperately to NHS money (by the hospital charity, SASH Charity), and accounted for seperately.
They can only be spent on things which are over and above NHS provision, so whether you leave a gift for the benefit of the hospitals as a whole (wherever the need is greatest) or for a specific department, your donation will always have a tangible impact.
Can I leave a gift to a specific department?
Yes - it's possible to do this. Although in practice it's sometimes more helpful not to be too prescriptive, purely because over time what the hospital and it's staff needs will change. Sometimes departments move or change their names. We will always work with your executors to ensure your wishes are implemented as closely as possible to your intentions.