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Leave a Legacy

Gifts left in Wills are an incredible way to protect the future care we give others.

We are so grateful if, after looking after your loved ones, you are considering leaving a gift to Garden House Hospice Care.

You may have had a loved one or friend receive our care. You may be an advocate for the hospice movement. You may have always lived nearby and want to support a local charity.

Whatever your reasons, by choosing to give a gift in your Will you will be protecting the future of our Hospice and everything we do for local people who need our help.

How could my money help?

Your gift will make such a difference. Our services cost £5 million to provide and the NHS con-tributes around a third of our running costs. The remaining funding comes entirely from our generous community - around 10% from people who have chosen to leave us a gift in their Will.

Your money will be spent where it is most needed. It could contribute to the equipment and medicines we need, the training we give our specialist staff, the salaries we pay our nurses and doctors and the food we give our patients.

How much do I need to give?

You can leave a gift of any size. Every penny will be spent wisely on the care people who live locally to you, need and deserve.

You could leave a gift of a fixed amount of money, known as a pecuniary gift.

You could leave a share of your estate, known as a residual gift. A benefit of leaving a share is, as the value of your estate changes through your lifetime, your donation stays in proportion.

You could leave specific items, for example a piece of jewellery you would like us to sell in exchange for money that we can spend on care.

Mr S left £200 to Garden House Hospice Care in his Will. That could fund four weeks of one-to-one counselling to help someone cope with the loss of a loved one.

Mrs F left a 25% of her residual estate to Garden House Hospice Care, amounting to £52,020, which covers the full running costs of the Hospice for a week.

Whether your gift is a large cash sum or a 1% share of a small estate, it will play a significant role in the future of our services.

How do I leave a gift in my Will?

We recommend you contact a professional solicitor or Will writer about writing or editing your Will.

We run a Make a Will scheme throughout the year, with local solicitors offering free appointments to write or edit your Will, in exchange for a donation to the Hospice. Charges will apply for more complex Wills.

If you choose to leave us a gift, you will need to state our full charity name, Garden House Hospice Care, our registered charity number which is 295257 and our full address which is Garden House Hospice Care, Gillison Close, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 1QU.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about leaving a gift in your Will to Garden House Hospice Care, please contact our fundraising team on or by calling 01462 679540 during working hours, selecting option 3.

Thank you.


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