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Leave a gift in your Will

Two in five patients are cared for thanks to people who leave us a gift in their Will. Your generosity now will ensure that our patients and their families will continue to receive our care now and in the future, and you should know that gifts in Wills are not reserved for the wealthy – your gift will make a huge difference, whatever the size.

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Leave a gift in your Will to Cornwall Hospice Care

By leaving a gift in your Will to Cornwall Hospice Care, you become a guardian of our future and help make every day matter.

Gifts in Wills allow our hospice nurses to give patients and their families peace, comfort and calm when someone is nearing the end of their life.

“I cannot thank the hospice team enough for all the love and care they gave to my darling wife. Her last days were filled with happiness, the change in her from the moment she entered the hospice was better than I could have ever hoped for. I will cherish that memory forever. Once again, thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

Please use the buttons below to download our Gifts in Wills Guide now or to request a pack to be sent to you in the post.  If you’d like to know more or discuss any aspect of Gifts in Wills please contact our team by sending an email to giftsinwills@cornwallhospice.co.uk or calling 01726 66868 (option 2).

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Why gifts in Wills matter

2 in 5 patients are cared for thanks to gifts in Wills. Your generosity will ensure that our patients and their families will continue to receive our care now and in the future. Your legacy will live on through our work and will make a huge difference to all those whose lives we touch.

It is a common myth that you have to be wealthy to leave a gift in your Will, but nothing could be further from the truth. After taking care of your friends and family, you will be amazed what one final gift, no matter how big or small, can do.

Did you know: Overall figures show that between 40-50% of adults in the UK don’t have a valid Will?
Having an up-to-date will is vital, as it ensures that your children (if they are under the age of 18) and pets go to the people and homes that you choose; and all that you have collected and built over a lifetime, however big or small, are passed onto the individuals, and/or charities, to be looked after in the way you would want.

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Book an appointment to see a solicitor

We have strong links with many of the professional Cornish law firms. Several of them provide free appointments for our supporters to write, or update their Wills. To find out how to book one an appointment, please contact our team via email on giftsinwills@cornwallhospice.co.uk or call 01726 66868 (option 2).

Make a Will online

We have partnered with the trusted and professional platform, Make A Will Online, to allow you to make your Will online for free.

Make A Will Online offers a safe and easy service, which is rated ‘Excellent’ on Trust Pilot.

It takes as little as 15 minutes to complete your Will, and every document is checked by a fully qualified solicitor shortly after you’ve finalised it for peace of mind.

You will also benefit from free access to Capacity Vault—the best way to protect the wishes in your Will online from challenges.

When you make a Will, we are told that a gift has been pledged.  This helps our charity enormously in our future planning.

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Planning for the future

Life Ledger

Cornwall Hospice Care is delighted to have partnered with Life Ledger, the simple end of life planning tool to make lives easier.

Nobody wants to think about their own death, but many people don’t realise the extent of the admin they face after losing someone. Life Ledger’s service provides a secure safe place for storing details of your accounts, alongside essential documents. When the inevitable happens, your family will not only have everything in one place but will be able to notify all the companies they need to through their service.

When you take out an annual £12 subscription, half is donated back to Cornwall Hospice Care, every year for as long as you subscribe.

The benefits of using Life Ledger:

  • It is a simple and easy-to-use platform
  • It will store all the companies you have accounts with
  • You can upload important documents, such as a will, life insurance policy or funeral plan
  • You can invite friends and family members so they know that you have a Life Ledger account for when the time comes
  • Cost-effective service with a £12 annual subscription
  • Free if you are in end of life care or would like us to help after a loved one has died.

What information do I need to leave a gift to Cornwall Hospice Care in my Will?

The only information you need to give your Solicitor to leave a Gift to us is our Registered Charity Number and address, which you can find below:

Cornwall Hospice Care
Registered Charity Number: 1113140
Registered Address: Porthpean Road, St Austell, Cornwall, PL26 6AB

You can find more information and guidance on creating or changing your Will on the GOV website  Making a will: Overview – GOV.UK

Want to find out more?

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our team giftsinwills@cornwallhospice.co.uk or call 01726 66868 (option 2).

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