In April this year we held our online A Memory Everlasting event. It was a fantastic opportunity for supporters to learn more about the Hospice and for us to say thank you to those who have left a gift in their Will or are considering doing so.

MargaretMargaret, one of our supporters who attended the event, said: “It was great to have the opportunity to listen to presentations from staff and gain insights into how they work with patients, families and professional colleagues.”

We are committed to ensuring our care remains free of charge. Our largest proportion of income comes from legacies, which last year generated £3.8m, 34% of our net income. Research conducted by Remember a Charity tells us that 40% percent of people in our communities would be happy to leave a gift in their Will to charity. Our Head of Legacies, Alison Adams, says: “Legacies give us peace of mind and the confidence that we will have the funds we need to support our current strategy and our future care plans, too. They allow us to continue to plan to provide high-quality palliative and end of life care and support to patients, carers and their families in their hour of need”.

Gifts in supporters’ Wills come in many sizes and make a real difference. Larger gifts enable us to take on major projects such as recruiting new specialist teams, while smaller ones help us do the things that make a person’s last days special. If you are considering supporting the Hospice by leaving a Gift in your Will, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can do this by contacting the Gifts in Wills team on or completing our online form. Thank you.

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