At Barnsley Hospice legacies are incredibly important to us as they help us care for future generations of local people
Gifts in Wills are essential for us to maintain the exceptional quality of care we provide for our patients and their families. They enable us to continue to improve the services and facilities here at the Hospice for the benefit of people across the Barnsley area.
Any gift large or small makes a difference and is a wonderful way to help others. It could be £50 or £50,000, a piece of jewellery, an antique or a gift of shares. We promise to use your gift carefully and cost effectively so that it has the greatest impact on the care we provide for future patients and their loved ones.
Peace of mind
Despite it not being a subject we often talk about, there are many good reasons why you should make a Will. It gives you peace of mind knowing that you have provided for your family and friends and that your wishes will be carried out.
Of course, the interests of those close to you come first but once you have provided for them, please consider leaving a gift to Barnsley Hospice if you are able.
You may already have a Will in place but wish Barnsley Hospice to benefit in some way; this can easily be added with a codicil. A codicil is a way of making a change or addition to your existing Will without having to redraft the Will completely.
Ways you can give
There are a number of ways you might decide to support the Hospice. You could decide to leave a specific sum of money or a share of your estate after you have made other gifts. Leaving the residue, or part of the residue, is a popular way of giving as you do not have to decide on the amount now, you just need to decide what proportion of your estate you would like to leave to the Hospice. Just tell your solicitor who will ensure that your wishes are included using the correct legal wording.
Please see tax guidance for more information about how leaving a gift in your Will can reduce the amount of tax payable on your estate.
Making a Will is not difficult and many people are deciding to remember charities in their Wills because they realise what a difference these gifts can make.
If you choose to support Barnsley Hospice in this way the following details will assist your solicitor:
104 – 106 Church Street
Registered charity number 700586
The following local solicitors very kindly donated their time free of charge in support of the Hospice’s Make a Will Month in February 2019:
"I started fundraising for Barnsley Hospice from its first inception and to help with its initial construction for opening in 1994. I have continued to do so ever since because of the tremendous support that the charity provides to local people at a most difficult time, and in particular to enable the on-going provision of the warm reassurance and understanding so readily given to patients and their loved ones.
It therefore feels appropriate that a gift to the Hospice in my Will would be a final goodwill gesture which would help continue the vital, compassionate service for future generations of Barnsley people."