Leaving a gift in your will

When you leave a gift in your will, we promise to deliver lasting solutions, not short-term fixes. Of course we understand that family comes first, however with you kind support we promise to do everything in our power to provide quality care for the people of East Dorset that are living with life-limiting illnesses. You can help make this a reality!

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Do I need a solicitor to write my will?

A solicitor will help guarantee that your will is legally binding and that your wishes will be met. Alternatively, you can use a will writer or online will provider.

How much does a will cost?

The cost of writing a will varies depending on how complex it is. You can get quotes/prices from several solicitors before making an informed decision.

What if I change my mind about my will?

We understand that circumstances can change. You can change the content of your will at any time.

What kind of gift could I leave to Lewis-Manning Hospice Care?

There are three types of gift you can leave in your will:

  • A share of your estate – This is a percentage of your estate after all other gifts and expenses have been paid. Just a small percentage can transform the lives of the people in East Dorset who have life-limiting illnesses.
  • A specific sum – This is a gift of a set amount of money.
  • A specific item – This could be something valuable such as an antique, painting, property or shares that we would sell.

If you already have a will and simply wish to add a gift to Lewis-Manning Hospice Care you can complete a codicil form and store it with your will. A codicil is read alongside your will and allows you to make changes to your will, without having to rewrite it.

What about Inheritance Tax?

Currently, if you leave a gift to us in your will it will not be included when valuing your estate for Inheritance Tax purposes. The value of your gift will be deducted from your estate before Inheritance Tax is applied.

However, Inheritance Tax rules can change so it’s always best to discuss your will and the type of gift you might like to leave with your solicitor.

How should I word my will?

If you decide to leave a gift to Lewis-Manning Hospice Care it’s really straightforward to include this in your will. All you have to do is give your solicitor our registered address and charity number, then your solicitor will do the rest.

Address: Lewis-Manning Hospice Care, Longfleet House, 56 Longfleet Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 2JD

Registered charity number: 1120193

Useful Resources

Remember a Charity: advice about making a will.

Citizens Advice: advice on producing a will and its importance.

HMRC: the basics of inheritance tax.

GOV.UK: an overview of making a will.

The Law Society: help with finding a solicitor in your area.

If you have any questions about leaving us a gift in your will, please get in touch with us today and we can help you on 01202 708470 or email enquiries@lewis-manning.co.uk.

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