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Making a Will

Making a Will is simple and straightforward.  We explain below how to get started, who can help and why it's a good idea to make a Will.

How to leave a gift in your Will

At Children's Hospice South West (CHSW) we are absolutely committed to making the most of short and precious lives.  The care offered at each of our hospices is not simply about medical and nursing care for sick children, but about enriching the lives of children and their families.  Families talk about the 'treasure chest' of precious memories they build to carry into the future ... a future which will, sadly, be without their much loved child or children.

There are a few ways you can leave money to Children’s Hospice South West in your Will. If you have yet to make a Will then it can easily be included. If you already have a Will, you can amend it with a Codicil. Your solicitor will let you know about the options available to you.

Making a residual gift

You may choose to leave us money by making a residual gift. This means we receive all or part of the residue of your Estate once everything else has been taken care of. This includes any debts that must be paid out of your Estate and any specific or pecuniary legacies that you have left to friends or family.

If you decide to leave a residual gift then you may want to give this wording to your solicitor:

I give all [or a …% share] of the residue of my Estate to Children’s Hospice South West, Little Bridge House, Redlands Road, Fremington, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 2PZ, Registered Charity No. 1003314, to be used for its general purposes and I declare that the receipt of the treasurer or other proper officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge.

Making a pecuniary or specific bequest

If you decide to leave us a specific sum of money or a specific item of value like a treasured possession, then you will need to inform your solicitor that you wish to make a pecuniary bequest. In the case of leaving a fixed sum you may choose to link your bequest to the Retail Price Index (RPI) so that its value will be maintained over time.

If you decide to leave a specific gift, you may want to give this wording to your solicitor:
 
I give free of tax to Children’s Hospice South West, Little Bridge House, Redlands Road, Fremington, Barnstaple, North Devon EX31 2PZ, Registered Charity No. 1003314, the sum of £…[words and figures] for its general purposes and I declare that the receipt of the treasurer or other proper officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge.