Gift in your Will

Please help us secure St Leonard's Hospice for future generations

Legacies are essential for us to maintain the unique quality of care we provide our patients and their families. They enable us to continue to improve our facilities here at the Hospice and help extend our Hospice@Home Service in the community. Future generations will benefit from the gift you leave today. It could be £50 or £50,000, a piece of jewellery or an antique. Any gift large or small makes a difference and it is a wonderful way to help others.

Peace of mind

Despite it not being a subject we often talk about, there are many good reasons why you should make a will. It gives you peace of mind knowing that you have provided for your family and friends and that your wishes will be carried out.

Naturally the interests of those close to you come first, but once you have provided for them, please consider leaving a gift to St Leonard’s Hospice.

If you already have a will in place but wish St Leonard’s Hospice to benefit in some way, this can easily be added with a codicil. A codicil is a way of making a change or addition to your existing will, without having to redraft the will completely.

Ways you can give

How you decide to support St Leonard’s Hospice is entirely up to you. You might decide to leave a specific sum of money, or a share of your estate after you have made other gifts. Leaving the residue, or part of the residue, is a popular way of giving as you do not have to decide on an amount now, you just need to decide what proportion of your estate you would like to leave St Leonard’s. Just tell your solicitor, who will ensure your wishes are carried out using the correct legal wording.  

For more information, please speak to your solicitor.

It is estimated that only 3 in10 people make a will, so make a promise to yourself to do so – perhaps fulfilling a New Year’s resolution, or as part of a “spring clean”. Making a will is neither difficult nor expensive and if you are able to do so, please consider leaving a gift to St Leonard’s Hospice.

Please make sure that your solicitor has our correct details, so that your gift can be correctly worded in your will:

St Leonard’s Hospice,
185 Tadcaster Road,
York, YO24 1GL

Registered charity number 509294.

For further information, please call Sue Edwards on 01904 777777 or email