Leaving a gift in your Will
Ever since it first opened its doors in 1990, gifts in Wills have always been an important souce of funding for Wakefield Hospice. Every year the hospice receives gifts of different sizes through Wills, and each one is a vital contribution towards the hospice's running costs. You can help care for generations to come by remembering the hospice in your Will. 

Making a Will is easier than you might think. Your solicitor will guide you through the process so you can decide how your property, money and possessions are distributed. It's the best way to ensure that your wishes are respected and your loved ones and favourite charities receive the gifts you want them to have. 

Many people choose to leave a gift to charity – it’s easy to arrange and anyone can do it. Our 'Make a Will Week' scheme is the ideal opportunity to write or update your Will, with the option of including a gift to the hospice after you've looked after those closest to you. 

Make a Will Week

Caring for future generations

The hospice is a registered charity and receives more than three quarters of its funding from voluntary sources. Every gift, large or small, helps. By leaving a small percentage of what’s left after you’ve taken care of friends and family, you can help make sure that local people – perhaps your relatives, friends or neighbours – can be cared for as you would wish. 

If your gift will be in memory of a loved one, you may wish to ask your solicitor to make a note of this in your Will. You’re also welcome to tell us now. If we know the name of the person you are honouring, we will enter it in our Book of Remembrance which is displayed at the hospice. 

Your gift will help families facing serious illnesses in the future to receive the best possible care. To read about the difference a gift can make, please click on the stories below. Gifts in Wills help to fund all these areas of work. 

Make a practical difference

Your gift will be used wherever the need is greatest to make life better for families affected by life-limiting illnesses. Below are some practical examples of the type of support a gift in your Will could provide to families in need of hospice care. These are just examples and, rather than leaving a specific amount, you may wish to 'future proof' your gift by leaving the hospice a percentage of your estate which can be used wherever the need is greatest when the time comes. 
£25 - one hour of nursing care
£35 - a bereavement support session
£500 - fund the entire hospice for one hour 
£1,076 - a syringe driver to deliver pain relief
£1,200 - medical supplies for one month 

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Get in touch 

For more information about supporting local people with a gift in your Will please contact Keeley Harrison, fundraising manager. 
Email: keeley.harrison@wakefieldhospice.co.uk
Tel: 01924 331402
Write to: Wakefield Hospice, Aberford Road, Wakefield WF1 4TS