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Leaving a gift in your Will

Leaving a gift in your Will

Every penny really does count and a gift, whatever the amount, makes a real difference to patient care. A gift in your Will is an investment in the future of the Weldmar.

This income is so vital to us that without it we simply would not be able to provide the range of services we do now. This would mean that many local people would not have the care and quality of life they deserve at the end of their lives.

After providing for your family and friends, by leaving a gift to the Weldmar Hospicecare in your Will you could, in a very special way, help to ensure the continuation of caring work after your lifetime.

Any gift you make will be exempt from Inheritance Tax so the whole of it can be used by Weldmar.

We would always suggest that you consult your solicitor or legal adviser concerning drawing up or amending your Will.


Gwyn’s story

“Weldmar looked after my darling Patrick up until his death in April 2015. He was only 64 and it was the third cancer he had faced; the first when he was just 28. 

When we were finally told there were no more treatment options, we were introduced to Chris from the hospice. That was a great relief, because she had looked after Patrick’s cousin the year before and so we already knew her and trusted her completely.

Patrick wanted to stay at home and Chris made that possible. She was with us regularly, and for the whole time just a phone call away. Chris cared for Patrick but also arranged extra things like massages for Patrick (and once for me as well!). She enabled Patrick to come to the hospice for a week to try to boost his energy – and then sorted out a hospital bed at home when it became clear the end was approaching. Thanks to Chris, Patrick had his wish, and he died at home in peace and with dignity.

I support the hospice now with a small monthly gift – but I have also left provision for them in my Will. Weldmar’s ‘gold standard’ care is absolutely vital for our community – and they can only care for us and those we love if we give them our support. It’s a great comfort for me to know that my gift will pay for someone else’s hospice care in the future.”


Did you know…?


Leaving a gift to the Weldmar Hospicecare is simple

You can include us when making your Will or if you already have a Will you can add a Codicil.

Here is an example of the wording you might include in your Will or Codicil:


“I give to Weldmar Hospicecare Trust, Herringston Road, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 2SL (Registered Charity No. 1000414) for its general charitable purposes

(insert what you wish to leave as a gift)

For example one or more of the following:
a. the sum of £……………………..
b. all or part of the residue of my estate
c. specific items

and the receipt of the Treasurer or other responsible officer for the time being of the charity shall be good and sufficient discharge to my Executors”


Gifts left to UK charities in a Will are free of Inheritance Tax. This means that you could reduce the amount of money going to the government from your estate as a charitable bequest will be deducted before tax is calculated, reducing the overall taxable value of your estate.


Gifts in Wills fund the care costs of 1 in every 3 patients we support


If you would like to discuss leaving a gift or require any further information, we would be pleased to help. Simply write, or telephone, email or complete the form below in complete confidence to:

Matt Smith
Weldmar Hospicecare
Herringston Road
Dorchester
Dorset DT1 2SL
t: 01305 261800
e: matt.smith@weld-hospice.org.uk

Additionally, we have a free Gifts in Wills brochure that we can supply you with which contains some very helpful information.

Your thoughtful act today could help secure the future of hospice care in Dorset for generations to come.


Gifts in Wills

 

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