It was the best care possible; thanks for taking care of me when I found it difficult to cope; you are wonderful people.
- Family member of a hospice patient
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”