A small mention in your will could make a big difference to Dove House Hospice
If you wish to leave a legacy to the hospice, big or small, you can be assured that every penny will be put to good use. Legacies help us ensure that we can continue to be there for our patients and their families to help them come to terms with their illness and live as fulfilling a life as possible, for as long as possible.
Whether you have a personal connection with the hospice or just want to support those with a life limiting illness in Hull and the East Riding, by mentioning Dove House Hospice in your will, your legacy can live on after you die.
Making a will is simple
If you have already made a will but would like to leave a gift to Dove House Hospice, you can do this by making a simple addition to your will called a codicil. Your solicitor will be able to help you with this.
If you have not made a will already you will need to make an appointment with a solicitor. Before your meeting it would be useful to note down your assets and their approximate value and in addition whom or what cause you would like to receive your assets once you pass away. There is no limit to the number of gifts you make.
There are two ways to give to Dove House Hospice in your will and your solicitor can advise further on both options:
- Pecuniary Legacy; in other words a fixed amount of money
- Residual Legacy; in other words the whole, or a share of what is left of your estate once you have provided for loved ones.
Although it is not nice to think about our own mortality and plan a will, it is very important as it allows you to ensure your assets go to those people and causes you care about. If you did not have a will and you were to pass away unexpectedly your assets can be divided up in any combination of ways – make sure it is how you want by making a will as soon as possible. Even if you don’t have many major assets like property, you can often have items of value that you wish to go to a good home.
If you would like any further details on leaving a legacy and making a will please either speak to your solicitor or contact us.