By leaving a gift to Brian House Children’s Hospice in your Will, you’re doing something very special. Your legacy means that we can continue to provide and grow our services to meet the needs of the local families who use our specialist care today, tomorrow and in the years to come.

Gifts in Wills help pay for the very specialised services we offer – they are so important to us

Writing or updating your will

Writing or updating your Will helps to ensure your final wishes are known and that your loved ones are looked after. It also gives you an opportunity to support charities close to your heart.

If you'd like to get in touch with someone here for a confidential chat, please email and someone will get back to you, or you can call 01253 952561.

Find a Solicitor

If you're looking to write or update your Will we would always recommend using a solicitor, to ensure all the legal requirements are completed correctly. You can find solicitors close to you by using the following link to the Law Society's Find a Solicitor facility.

Every year gifts in Wills help youngsters like Emily

With a child as fragile as Emily, no one can say what the future holds

Frequently asked questions

Gifts in Wills are absolutely vital to the care we provide; legacies mean that we can plan and build our services to reach more local children. A gift in your Will can help us to ensure the future of Brian House Children's Hospice's care - the care we would all want for our family and the care our community deserves.

A Will is a very important document that ensures those you love are provided for after your death. Without a valid Will, a person is said to be ‘intestate’ and that can mean the specific wishes you may have for your family or loved ones are not carried out.

An experienced solicitor can ensure that your Will is valid; they can also help you make any changes you might wish to make to an existing Will.

Your beneficiaries will need to pay Inheritance Tax if your estate is over a certain value. The rules on Inheritance Tax can change, so for up to date information, visit the HMRC website

Each gift is special to us and ensures that we’re able to provide the very best care and support to local families.

- A specific gift

This is usually something like property or a specific item, such as an antique or piece of jewellery.

- A gift in trust or ‘life interest’

If you like, you can leave a gift for use over a specific period of time. After that time has passed, the gift could then be passed on to other recipients, such as a charity.

- A cash gift or ‘pecuniary gift’

This is when you leave a beneficiary an exact sum of money.

- A share of your estate or ‘residuary’ gift

After you’ve provided for your loved ones and taxes have been paid, you could leave a share, or the remainder of your estate, to Brian House. This means that your estate is passed on to those you care about as well as supporting hospice care into the future.

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