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Leaving a legacy

Once you’ve looked after your family and friends please consider remembering Southampton Hospital Charity in your will.

You don’t have to be wealthy to leave a worthwhile gift. Any gift, of whatever size, is precious to Southampton Hospital Charity - it really will make a difference.

We rely entirely upon the generosity of people like you to enable us to enhance facilities for patients in the care of Southampton General Hospital, the Princess Anne Maternity Hospital and in outreach services, so that the very best can be provided for all.

Alongside taking care of loved ones, a gift in your will to support our work can make a big impact for families in future generations who need hospital treatment. 

To help our staff, we have produced a downloadable FAQ sheet which explains more about what legacies are, and what they can mean for the charity.

 

Your gift will be a lasting legacy: your footprint in the future. 

 

Sue Jameson

 Susan Jameson, actress and patron of Southampton Hospital Charity

  “I’m pleased and honoured to be contributing to Southampton Hospital Charity’s legacy campaign. What better way to be remembered than by helping make sure friends and loved  ones will get the best care if they need it in the future? Please help if you can. Thank you.”

 

 

September: Write your will month

Following on from the success of last years Write Your Will Month which raised £6,000 for ward and department charity projects, throughout September 2015 we will be encouraging supporters to have their wills professionally written or updated in exchange for a small donation to the charity. 

In 2014, we had a number of solicitors taking part from Southampton and the surrounding areas, and we will list these below once we have confirmation that they are taking part. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for our supporters to help themselves while also helping a good cause. Having a will written by a professional offers great peace of mind and by doing it through 'Write Your Will Month', our supporters will be helping to pump vital funds back into their local hospital. Full details about this can be found here 

 

Types of gifts

There are different ways in which you can leave a gift to Southampton Hospital Charity in your will.
 

Residuary legacy

If you are not sure which type of legacy to leave then please consider a residuary legacy.

Residuary legacies retain their value because they follow inflation and are based on a portion of your estate rather than a set amount of money.

The wording for a residuary gift:

"Subject to the payment of my debts, funeral and testamentary expenses, I give the whole of or .......% of my estate not otherwise disposed of by this my will to Southampton Hospital Charity (charity registration number 1051543) of Southampton General Hospital, Tremona Road, Southampton, SO16 6YD for their general purpose and I declare that the receipt of its treasurer or the proper officer for the time being of Southampton Hospital Charity shall be a complete discharge to my executors."

The other types of legacy include: 

 

Pecuniary legacy 

Legacies

A gift of a specific sum of money. The value of these types of legacy may decrease over time as the cost of living increases.

The wording for a pecuniary gift:

"I give free of tax to Southampton Hospital Charity (charity registration number 1051543) of Southampton General Hospital, Tremona Road, Southampton, SO16 6YD, the sum of ........ for their general purpose and I declare that the receipt of its treasurer or the proper officer for the time being of Southampton Hospital Charity shall be a complete discharge to my executors."

 

Specific legacy

A specific legacy consists of an item of personal property, assets or shares which could be sold to benefit the charity.
 

Contingent legacy

If all beneficiaries named in your will die before you do you may wish to leave a ‘contingent legacy’ to charitable causes.

Get in touch - wording for your will

Please contact our legacy officer on 023 8120 8881 to request one of our new information brochures and for assistance with the specific wording to be used in your will.

If you are considering leaving a legacy to Southampton Hospital Charity, please do let us know. We can keep you informed about developments and future plans for the hospital. We would also like to have the opportunity to thank you personally for your generosity.
 

Get in touch - wording for your will 

Please contact Jacqui Cammish, our legacy officer, on 023 8120 8881 to request one of our new information brochures and for assistance with the specific wording to be used in your will. 

If you are considering leaving a legacy to Southampton Hospital Charity, please do let us know. We can keep you informed about developments and future plans for the hospital. We would also like to have the opportunity to thank you personally for your generosity. 

 

Southampton Hospital Charity legacy gift brochure

Southampton Hospital Charity legacy pledge form

Southampton Hospital Charity codicil form