Leave a donation in your will

Making a will lets your decide what happens to your money, possessions and property after your death. You may want to leave a gift to both the people and causes that are important to you. By taking the time to remember Harrogate Hospital & Community Charity in your will, you can help us improve the lives of patients and their families for many years to come.

Making a Will lets you decide what happens to your money, possessions and property after your death. You may want to leave a gift to both the people and causes that are important to you. By taking the time to remember Harrogate Hospital and Community Charity in your Will, you can help us to improve the lives of patients and their families for many years to come.

Changing lives

£500 could fund a variable height cot so that mothers confined to bed with restricted movement can stay close to their baby.
£1000 could fund two foldaway beds for relatives of terminally ill patients, ensuring that relatives can stay close to their loved one when he or she is admitted to hospital.
£1350 could pay for a MicroLab portable spirometer which indicates whether a patient’s airways are normal or have an obstructive lung disease such as asthma or pulmonary fibrosis. The machine can be moved between wards, outpatient clinics and patients’ homes.
£10,000 could pay for a portable, hand-held, non-invasive BladderScan. These machines are vital in assessing continence and bladder function.
£25,000 would pay for a cardiovascular ultrasound system used for the diagnosis and management of patients with acute cardiovascular disease.

Why make a will?

Your will lets everyone know what you want to happen with your money, possessions and property (your estate) when you die. Without a will, the law sets out what happens to your estate which may not be in line with your wishes. A will makes it much easier for your family or friends to sort everything out when you die – removing a lot of stress and administration at what is already a difficult time.

Writing a will can also reduce the amount of inheritance tax that may be payable on the value of any property or money you leave behind, and a will is also very important if you have children or other family who depend on you financially, or if you want to leave something to people outside your immediate family.

Charitable legacies are exempt from inheritance tax, so every penny of any gift to Harrogate Hospital and Community Charity will go towards helping us make a difference.

Important things to consider

There are many different types of gift that you can choose when you’re making your will. You need to make sure that you choose the right gift for your circumstances, and that any gift you may choose to give to charity doesn’t impact on your ability to provide for your loved ones

Residuary gift: a residuary gift is a remainder or percentage of whatever is left from your estate once provision has been made for your friends and family. This type of gift is also inflation-proof as the proportion of your gift will stay the same over time and you won’t need to update your will in the future

Pecuniary gift: this is a gift of a specific amount of money. You might wish to ensure that your cash gift is index-linked so that its value increases with inflation

Specific gift: this is the gift of a specific item such as property, jewellery or other valuables

Top tips

  • We recommend that you use a solicitor to draw up your will. It’s important to know that your will is valid and accurate
  • Review your will regularly and keep it up-to-date
  • Ensure your will is valid. Please note that making changes directly to your will can invalidate the whole document. We strongly recommend that you consult your solicitor before making any changes
  • Know your estate. It is helpful to work out what you have to leave, taking into account any property, mortgages, savings, possessions or even money you are owed
  • Appoint trustworthy executors. An executor is charged with carrying out the instructions in your will

Remembering Harrogate Hospital & Community Charity in your will

Any gift in a will, no matter how large or small, will make a difference. Legacies don’t need to be of a large value, and any money you leave us will help improve the lives of patients and their families. No matter what you give, you can make a difference.

If you’d like to leave a gift to Harrogate Hospital & Community Charity in your will, you need to make sure that you include the charity’s registered name, address, and charity number in the will.

Harrogate Hospital & Community Charity
Planning Department
Harrogate District Hospital
Lancaster Park Road
Harrogate
North Yorkshire
HG2 7SX

Registered charity number: 1050008

Remembering Harrogate Hospital & Community Charity is a very personal gift, and you’re under no obligation to inform us if you do include us in your will. However, we would love the opportunity to thank you properly and keep you updated about our projects. If you would like to let us know about your gift, please call us on 01423 557408.

Contact

We hope that we have provided you with enough information to help you leave a gift in your Will.

If you are an Executor dealing with an estate or if you need any further information or would like to discuss your Will please contact David Fisher, Community and Events Fundraising:

  • Address

Harrogate Hospital & Community Charity
Planning Department
Harrogate District Hospital
Lancaster Park Road
Harrogate
North Yorkshire
HG2 7SX