Leave a Gift in your Will

Everyday St Ann’s makes a difference. Can your Will make someone’s day?

Writing your Will is the first step to taking care of your future, your wishes and your loved ones. It will give you peace of mind that your wishes will be carried out, those you care about will be taken care of, and your favourite charities will receive your support. A gift in your Will to St Ann’s Hospice can come in many forms, whether that be a monetary donation or a specific item such as property, shares, jewellery or furniture.

How you can make a difference by leaving a gift in your Will?

Everyday makes a difference to our patients, and your gift will help us to provide the specialist care they need, at such a vulnerable time in their lives.

Almost a third of the money that is given to St Ann’s comes from gifts in Wills from amazing people like Beryl (see below).

Beryl loved to sing, nothing made her feel better than adding her voice to the cast of her local theatre group and filling the air with music. She was creative too, stitching props and dresses for fellow actors, transforming them into characters who brought a smile to the faces of people who watched them perform. Her life was full of joy and laughter. Beryl was a loyal wife and devoted mother and grandmother. She will not be forgotten and her gift in her Will means that choirs can serenade the patients at St Ann's making magical moments for people who are experiencing difficult times. By giving St Ann's a little, Beryl has provided a lot.

Without this generosity, we would find it very difficult to continue providing care and support to both our patients and their loved ones need. Just 1% of your Will can make a big difference. Leaving a a gift in your Will to St Ann’s is really straightforward. Simply let your solicitor know your wishes and include our name and charity number.

For more information contact our Fundraising Manager, Lucy Leeming on legacies@sah.org.uk or call 0161 498 3631.

St Ann’s Hospice is supported by a number of solicitors who will help you to make your Will for free. Simply let your solicitor know your wishes and include our name and charity number (which is 258085). For more information on this service please click here.

Alternatively, you can make your Will online for free with our partners at Guardian Angel here.

Anne Tinnion - Volunteer

Anne supported St Ann’s by taking part in our last Will Campaign. She chose to make a donation at the time and she also wanted to let us know that she had left St Ann’s a gift in her will so that we know that we have her support into the future.

St Ann’s is such a wonderful place and in my role as a receptionist, I see so many people coming to the hospice, either as a patient or with their loved one. I always try to make them smile and reassure them as sometimes, people are apprehensive about what to expect in a hospice. Anyone who knows me, knows that I love to talk and it’s so important to me to be able to do that, I really believe that a kind word helps a lot. Knowing that I’ve made a difference to their day is really important to me. Knowing that a gift in my will is going to continue making a difference makes me feel proud and reassured that my love for St Ann’s will live on.

We are so grateful when we receive gifts in wills from our supporters. It’s wonderful when their families let us know a little bit about the very special individual whose kindness lives on and helps bring comfort to our patients and families through the gift they have given to us.

Download our step-by-step guide below for more information on how to create a Will.