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Leave us a gift in your Will

Gifts left in Wills are a very valuable source of income for St Michael's Hospice. Such gifts allow the Hospice to fund current services and to plan future care.

Making a Will
Leaving a Will is important to ensure, not only that any dependants are cared for, but also to ensure the estate is passed on in accordance with the deceased's wishes. A Will can also include a gift to a charity or charities of your choice.

Anyone can do it!

Anyone can leave a charitable gift in their Will. It can be a simple cash payment or a percentage of the remaining or residuary estate. Whatever the size of gift, let us assure you that they all are most warmly received by the chosen charity.

Consider St Michael's Hospice
If ever the time is right for you to include a gift to a charity in your Will, please consider St Michael's Hospice. By leaving such a gift you will be helping to secure the provision of our expert palliative care services to future communities of Hastings and Rother.

What do I need to do?
Simply let your solicitor know you would like to include a gift to St Michael's Hospice in your Will and provide our full address and charity registration number:

St Michael's Hospice
25 Upper Maze Hill
St Leonard’s on Sea
East Sussex
TN38 0LB

Charity registration number 288462.

Suggested wording
If you are unsure as to how to word an instruction in your Will, please consider the following suggested wording:

‘I bequeath to St Michael's Hospice (registered charity no. 288462), 25 Upper Maze Hill, St Leonard’s on Sea, TN38 0LB, for its general charitable purposes (insert one of the following options)
•    all the residue of my estate
•    one ‘xxx’ share of the residue of my estate
•    ‘xxx’% of my estate
•    the sum of £’xxx’
•    the following personal items
and the receipt of their responsible officer for the time being of the Hospice, shall be good and sufficient discharge for my Executors’.

Can I avoid Inheritance Tax?
Leaving charitable gifts in your Will can certainly help you to reduce the value of your estate liable for Inheritance Tax. The current taxable threshold stands at £325,000. Above this amount, subject to certain provisions and exemptions, everything can be taxed at a rate of 40%. Charitable gifts are tax exempt, and so by leaving a gift to St Michael's Hospice you could reduce the amount of tax paid by your loved ones after your death. More information is available from the HM Revenue & Customs website.

Further information

If you would like further information please contact us on 01424 445177 or email.