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Leave a gift in your Will

Leaving a gift in your Will to St Luke’s can help us to bring comfort to families at the toughest of times; when someone they love is dying.

Naturally, when making your Will you'll want to make sure that those close to you come first, but remembering St Luke’s alongside your family and friends will mean we are here for them too, should they need us. By leaving a gift in your Will, however large or small, you'll be making a real difference and ensuring we’re there for future generations when they need us. Gifts in Wills enable us to continue caring for patients with terminal illnesses, their families and loved ones.


Gifts in Wills

Leaving a gift in your Will is easier than you might think – just follow these four, simple steps:

1Make a note of our charity name, address and registered charity number. Our official name is St Luke’s Hospice, Charity Number 254402, and our registered address is St Luke’s Hospice, Little Common Lane, Sheffield, S11 9NE

2Find a solicitor or professional Will writer to write your Will.

3Read our guide of things that you need to speak to your loved ones about and consider yourself, ahead of seeing your solicitor or professional Will writer.

4Provide your solicitor or professional Will writer with details of the gift you have chosen to leave.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Below you’ll find answers to some of the most common questions and concerns regarding Wills.

Making a Will ensures that your wishes are carried out after you die. If you don’t have a valid Will, your estate will be distributed as directed by the rules of intestacy, which may not meet your needs or those of your family. For more information on the financial reasons to make a Will, see the Gov.uk website.

It’s important to get independent advice from a solicitor or a professional Will writer when making or updating your Will. To find a solicitor local to you, visit The Law Society website.

Download our guide of things you will need to consider and discuss with your family and friends before meeting with a solicitor.

The most common gifts we receive are for a specific cash amount (pecuniary gift) or a percentage share of an estate (residuary gift). We also benefit from other gifts, like specific items (e.g. paintings, jewellery etc.) or gifts in trust. Your solicitor or professional Will writer will be able to advise you on which gift you would like to leave to St Luke’s.

The most important information to include is our name, address and registered charity number along with the type of gift you wish to leave to St Luke’s:

St Luke’s Hospice
Little Common Lane
Sheffield
S11 9NE

Registered charity number 254402.

Your solicitor or professional Will writer can help you to add a form called a codicil to your existing Will. It is important to always ask a solicitor or professional Will writer to make changes to your Will, if the changes aren’t made correctly you could invalidate your Will.  

No – gifts in Wills come in all shapes and sizes. By leaving a legacy, however large or small, you will be making a real difference and ensuring we’re there for future generations.


Anne's Story


"St Luke's needed to be supported in as many different ways as possible. The only way Bob could support that, was leaving something to St Luke's in his Will. We would like to know it's going to be there if any family, friends or neighbours need to use it."

 

 

Making or changing a Will that provides for those who are close to you while ensuring that your specific wishes are met is not something to be taken lightly. If you would like to discuss what might be best for you, please get in touch with our team at [email protected] or call 0114 235 7551 for an informal chat or to arrange a visit.