Leaving a gift in your will is one of the greatest honours a charity can receive.
Did you know that in 2021/22, we got most of our income from legacies? Gifts in wills make an extraordinary difference to our work at Newcastle Hospitals.
Legacy planning is a very important and personal decision, and we remain hugely grateful for any gifts left to us in wills. Plus, our charitable status could reduce the overall amount of inheritance tax you are liable to pay.
How do I get started?
It’s straightforward and confidential to make a will. If you’re thinking about leaving a gift in your will to us, we can support you with access to a free will writing service and a dedicated charity staff member to answer any questions you may have.
To chat to a member of our team about your options – with no obligations – please call us on 0191 213 7235 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also use these details to request a paper copy of our Legacy Brochure.
We can also talk through how you wish your gift to be used, to ensure it best reflects your wishes and values. For example, you can choose to leave a general gift to Newcastle Hospitals Charity, that will be used where it is most needed within the hospitals, or you can choose a specific area or ward to benefit from your kindness.
We have teamed up with Farewill to offer you the opportunity to write your will for free online:Get started
Choosing the type of gift you want to leave
There are three common types of gift you can leave to your loved ones and the causes you care about. Whichever you choose and whatever its size, your gift will help to provide the best possible healthcare for future generations.
❤️ A cash gift (also known as a pecuniary gift): This is a gift of a specific sum of money.
❤️ A percentage of your estate (also known as a residuary legacy): This is a gift of a percentage of all of your estate after the payment of tax, expenses and the distribution of any other bequests.
❤️ An item: This is a gift of any specific non-monetary items such as works of art or other valuables.
We recommend that you speak to your legal advisor for advice on making or updating your will. If needed, the Law Society can help you find a solicitor in your area and you can contact them on 020 7320 5650 or visit their website.