Leaving a legacy – your questions

Who should write my Will?

You should use a solicitor when writing your Will. This helps to ensure your Will is legally correct and that all your wishes are followed.

What if I already have a Will?

No problem. Your solicitor can add Trinity to your Will with a written instruction called a codicil.

Do I have enough assets?

It’s a myth that you must be wealthy to leave a gift to a charity in your Will – nothing could be further from the truth! After taking care of family and friends, you’ll be amazed at how one final gift, no matter how big or small, can make a difference to patients and their families.

Can a gift to charity help me pay less tax?

The money and assets left in your estate may be subject to inheritance tax and it may be an advantage if your family and friends are left gifts below the tax threshold (which is currently £325,000), so they do not have to pay inheritance tax. The remainder of your estate can then be left as a gift to one or more charities, like Trinity Hospice.

If I have left you a gift, should I tell you?

It would be really helpful if you tell us that you have included a gift to Trinity in your Will. We know we don’t need to approach you again, and we can keep you updated on how your intended gift can help support the hospice.

How do I find out more?

Please call our Fundraising team on 01253 359362 or email trinity.enquires@trinityhospice.co.uk