Leave a Lasting Legacy to St Ann’s

Making your will can put your mind at rest and feel like you have accomplished an important life administration task, and with the right advice, it is not difficult or time-consuming to do. It's actually a lot easier than you might imagine and it's a way to make a lasting and positive statement about what you want for the future.

You may think that making a Will in these uncertain times is difficult and it is true that many solicitors are working from home. This is why we are offering free Wills through our partnerships with our online Will writers. They are happy to help you make sure your affairs are in order and you can make a Will from the comfort of your own home. Guardian Angel offers a telephone service too.

Guardian Angel


Writing a Will with Guardian Angel takes just 15 minutes. You can do this from the comfort of your own home, at your own pace. When Sam, the Manchester-based founder, lost his mother suddenly in 2018, his experience made him want to help others and so he created this online service for people suffering with loss.

So why not make sure that your mind is at peace, knowing that your hopes and wishes are all written down and you can rest assured that you have left nothing unsaid and unprepared for. Your final words can leave a legacy that you will always be remembered for.

Why make a Will?

  • It means that you can decide what happens to your personal possessions
  • It can prevent unnecessary upset around who inherits your estate
  • If you live with a partner but you’re not married, then legally, they may not necessarily be looked after but you can provide for your partner and any children and be confident your wishes are met
  • You can seek advice and deal with any tax planning to avoid or reduce inheritance tax
  • You can continue to help the charities/good causes that you’ve supported during your lifetime

Family and friends first
At St Ann’s we know that caring for your family is a priority.  However, after making provision for your family and friends you can leave whatever is left in your estate (known as the residue) to St Ann’s Hospice, either alone or alongside other charities.

Cash Legacy
Cash donations are always very welcome.  But do remember that cash donations can decrease in value over time.  To avoid this you can either index link your gift or review it every now and again to make sure it retains original value.

Legacy in Kind
Specific items such as property, shares, jewellery or furniture can also be gifted.  Leaving the contents of your home as a gift in your Will is most welcome as our shops can then realise the value of your gift for St Ann’s Hospice.

If you would like to take part in this campaign click the button below to find out how our Will Month works.

For more information and for a confidential chat please call our Fundraising team on 0161 498 3631, email legacies@sah.org.uk

For answers to frequently asked questions click 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.

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.

It’s really simple to leave a lasting legacy to St Ann’s, please download read our seven-step guide on how to include St Ann’s in you Will.

For more information from our team, fill in the form below and we will contact you directly.

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