Making a will

We would always recommend that you consult a solicitor or legal advisor when making a will. You can find an official directory of solicitors at www.lawsociety.org.uk.

You could also take advantage of our Will Week when a number of local solicitor firms can help you to make a Will in return for a donation to St. Rocco’s Hospice.

We know that taking care of family, friends and pets is your first priority; we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Once you have provided for them, however, leaving a gift to St. Rocco’s couldn’t be simpler. If you haven’t made a Will it can be done when you see your solicitor. If you already have a Will, then all you have to do is make an amendment known as a codicil. Speak to your solicitor and they can help with this. A gift, however big or small, will make a difference.

There are different kinds of gifts you can leave to St. Rocco’s:

  • A share of your estate (Residuary Legacy): Once you've worked out what you're leaving to family and friends, you can donate a share, or all of what's left.
  • A specific sum of money (Pecuniary Legacy): If you want to leave a lump sum to St. Rocco’s, you specify this amount in your will.
  • A specific legacy: Jewellery, a first edition book, or any item that you think will be of some value to St. Rocco’s if sold.

To leave a gift to St. Rocco's in your Will, you could use the wording below, but always make sure that you ask for your solicitor's advice.

1.   If you choose to leave a gift to St Rocco’s Hospice please use the following wording:

“I bequeath to St Rocco's’s Hospice, Registered Charity Number: 511592, Lockton Lane, Bewsey, Warrington, WA5 0BW for its general charitable purposes…

2.   Then insert one of the options below:

  • All the residue of my estate
  • One X share of the residue of my estate
  • X% of my estate
  • The sum of £X
  • All my personal effects, e.g. rings, necklaces

3. Finish with the following wording

 … and the receipt of the Chief Executive, or other responsible officer of the time being of the Hospice, shall be good and sufficient discharge to my Executors”

 

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