Gifts in Wills are crucial for the provision, growth and development of hospice care. In fact these gifts fund the care of 1 in 5 of our patients.
Why leave a Gift in your Will?
- Northern Ireland Hospice receives limited government funding so we rely heavily on the support and generosity of the local community to support our work. Leaving a gift in your Will enables us to continue to provide specialist palliative care to infants, children and adults.
- A gift in your Will, no matter how large or small, means that we can plan and build our services to reach more local people.
- A gift in your Will can help us be there for people and their families, now and in the future.
What types of gifts could I leave in my Will?
A residuary gift – a gift of the remainder of a deceased’s persons estate after all other legacies etc. have been paid. Many supporters decide to leave a residuary gift as it enables them to look after their loved ones first before making a gift to Hospice. This type of gift is the most beneficial to Hospice as it retains its value.
A pecuniary gift – a sum of money. Unlike a residuary gift, this type of gift may decrease due to inflation.
A specific gift – a specific item such as a piece of jewellery. Care should be taken when describing such items so as to avoid any future confusion.
To acknowledge our gratitude to those who have kindly included a gift to Hospice in their Will we have produced a Tree of Life sculpture. Every year their names are engraved onto the leaves of this sculpture and an invitation is extended for their loved ones to view it.
Valerie Magee lost her beloved husband Harry to pancreatic cancer. Valerie was adamant she wanted to give something back to the Hospice after seeing first-hand the amazing care her husband received and decided to leave a Gift in her Will.