Most wills are straightforward and take less than 45 minutes to set out.

After you have provided for your loved ones, it is easy to include a gift to support a charity or cause you care about. If your estate is complicated, a solicitor will be able to guide you through the process. Spending a little time in preparing your will can help the process go even more smoothly.

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Everyone should make a will to ensure their final wishes are met and the people and causes they care about benefit in the way they choose. Knowing where to get started and thinking about what to include can be tricky.

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What type of gift can I make?

Often people choose to leave a share of what is left over after all other wishes have been carried out, which is known as a residuary gift. You can also leave a specific amount of money, which is known as a pecuniary gift.

Here is a brief overview of the different options you have:

A residuary gift – A share of your estate after all debts have been settled and other gifts made.

A pecuniary gift – A fixed sum of money.

A specific gift – An identifiable asset such as a property, an investment of stocks and shares or a piece of jewellery or artwork.

A reversionary gift – Allows you to provide for a loved one during their lifetime, for example giving them the use of a home or other asset. After their death, the assets are passed to another specified beneficiary.

Your gift will make an enormous difference to the patients and families using the hospital in the years to come.

Hear from cancer patient Merton about his experience of leaving a gift in his will.

Gifts can be designated or restricted for a particular purpose however we recommend your gift isn’t too specific, to ensure we are able to meet your wishes. Please contact Susan Baulk on [email protected] or call 0113 539 7020 if you wish to leave a gift in your Will to a specific area or department.

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