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Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019
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Leave a gift in your Will

A gift in your Will can provide compassionate care for local families when they need it most.

Each year, 1 in 4 of our Inpatient Unit beds is funded through gifts in Wills. They come from people like you, who value the compassionate care that only a Hospice like ours can give.

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Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Leaving a gift

Including a Gift in your Will is an important decision and you will need to consider some key information when making or updating your Will.

Why have a Will?

Take care of your loved ones – An up to date Will ensures that your family and loved ones have financial security.

Avoid intestacy - It is a common misconception that if a married person passes away their entire estate will inevitably pass to the surviving spouse. The only way to ensure your estate passes in accordance with your wishes is to write a Will.

Prevent arguments - A Will is a clear and binding expression of your wishes, and helps avoid bitterness and disputes that could damage the relationships of your nearest and dearest.

Protect your children – With the right provision in your Will, you can protect as much of your estate as possible for your children and grandchildren. If they are still under 18 or have support needs, it will also allow you to specify who will care for them.

Support your local hospice - Many people choose to support Thames Hospice in recognition of the compassionate care they or a loved one has received, or because they wish to support an excellent local charity.

Thames Hospice has been granting last wishes since 1987. With your support, we can continue for the next 30 and beyond.

How to leave a gift in your Will?

Having an up-to-date Will reduces stress and worry for you and the people you love. There are a few key things to consider:

Get professional advice from a trusted solicitor - You can find a list of solicitors with recognised expertise in Will writing on the Law Society’s website. Thames Hospice works with expert local solicitors and some offer free Wills to our patients. Please complete the form below for a list.

Tax Savings - All gifts to charity are exempt from Inheritance Tax. If you leave 10% or more of your estate to charities, it will reduce the amount of rate of Inheritance Tax (36% instead of 40%) on the rest of your estate. Please speak to your solicitor for legal advice. 

Updating your Will - If you are intending to include a gift to Thames Hospice, thank you! Just 1% of your estate can help to ensure we can care for local families when they are facing great pain and loss.

If you have already written a Will and wish to add Thames Hospice as one of your beneficiaries, you can add a codicil to your Will. Please complete the form below to request a codicil form.

Consider including a gift to Thames Hospice - If you are considering leaving a gift to Thames Hospice in your Will you will need the following key information when meeting your solicitor:

Charity name: Thames Hospice

Charity number: 1108298

Address: Thames Hospice, Windsor Road, Maidenhead SL6 2DN

By deciding to remember us in your Will, you’ll be helping the Hospice now and in the future. Thank you.

Make your Will online

To help our closest supporters, we have recently teamed up with Farewill, the UK’s leading online Will writing service, to offer a free Will service.

Gifts in Wills enable Thames Hospice to provide compassionate care for thousands of people with life-limiting illnesses each year. We hope that, once you have looked after your loved ones, you will consider including a gift to Thames Hospice.

To get started with making your Will online, please visit: www.farewill.com/thames-web and enter the code thames-web when you reach the checkout to claim this service for free.

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019
Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

"We’ll never forget the incredible care our family received from Thames Hospice."

- Linda & Lisette

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