A Gift in Your Will

A gift in your Will

Ensure your wishes are carried out

Many of us like to plan ahead in life, but some people find it difficult to think about what might happen at the end of our life, or even after our death. Putting our affairs in order can help us to stay in control and ensure our wishes are carried out.

When, or if, the time is right for you to remember a charity in your Will, please remember St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice. Every gift in a Will, however large or small, will make a difference to the lives of local people living in Cheshire.

For example, a gift of just 1% in your Will to St Luke’s will make a difference to future patient care and ensures those closest to you receive the remaining 99%.

A gift in your Will

Your gift will make a difference

Please watch the video message below from Claire in our Fundraising Team, who explains how important gifts in Wills are to St Luke’s. To speak to Claire in confidence about making a gift in your Will to St Luke’s please call 01606 555812 or email.

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Your gift, our future

Our support begins from the moment someone is diagnosed

Since 1988, St Luke’s has been providing specialist palliative care and support for people in mid and south Cheshire living with life limiting illnesses. Our support begins from the moment someone is diagnosed, through to palliative care and then ultimately end of life care. We also support families and carers, from helping them to cope with the pressure and strains of illness, to coping with bereavement and helping them move forward.

This is only made possible by the continued support and generous donations of our community.

St Luke’s is a charity and all our services are free of charge. We receive limited support from the government which means around 85p of every £1 we spend on care is funded by donations and fundraising.

Of course we understand that when making a Will the needs of your family and loved ones will always come first. However, once you’ve looked after those closest to you, leaving a gift to St Luke’s will help us to be here for future generations.

For example, a gift of just 1% in your Will to St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice will make a difference to future patient care and ensures those closest to you receive the remaining 99%.

St Luke’s Volunteer Colin Norman

Why leave a gift in your Will to St Luke’s?

Colin Norman, a volunteer for St Luke’s, explains why he is leaving a gift in his Will to St Luke’s Hospice.

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To leave a gift in your Will to St Luke’s your solicitor will need:

  • The name of our charity: St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice
  • Our registered charity number: 515595
A gift in your Will

Discuss leaving a gift in your Will

If you wish to discuss leaving a gift in your Will to St Luke’s, please email Claire Langston or call 01606 555812.

For more information please click on our ‘Your Gift, Our Future’ guide below:

Leaving a gift in your Will

Frequently asked questions

Making a Will is one of the most important things you can do to ensure that your wishes are carried out and that your loved ones are provided for in the future. We want to make the Will writing process as easy for you as possible so we have provided you with answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Yes, there are three main ways you can remember St Luke’s in your Will.

  • The ‘Family and Friends First’ legacy
    At St Luke’s, we understand that caring for your family is a priority. After making provisions for your family and friends, you can leave whatever is left in your estate – the residue – to St Luke’s alone or with other charities.
  • Cash Legacy
    Cash donations are always very welcome. To avoid cash donations decreasing in value over time, you can either index link your gift or review it periodically to retain its original value.
  • Legacy in Kind
    Leaving us property, shares, home contents, jewellery, furniture or any item your family does not need is especially welcome. Our Hospice shops will ensure your gift benefits St Luke’s.
There is a quick and easy way to add a gift to St Luke’s in your existing Will. If you already have a Will, you can make changes at any time by simply adding what is called a codicil. A solicitor can advise you on this and make you aware of all the options. Don’t make changes to your existing Will without first seeking professional advice, as you could accidentally render it invalid and void.

Gifts in Wills are tax efficient. The threshold at which Inheritance Tax kicks in changes from time to time. If your estate is going to attract Inheritance Tax, any gift you leave to charity will be deducted from your estate before any tax liability is calculated. So, if your estate is £20,000 over the amount allowed as tax free and you leave St Luke’s £2,000, the Inheritance Tax will only be payable on £18,000.