Leaving a gift in Your Will

Last updated: 21 January 2020

Supporting healthy futures for generations to come

Thank you for considering leaving Portsmouth Hospitals Charity a gift in your Will. 
Legacy gifts can make a transformational and positive difference to the care Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust can provide for its patients and, to support the healthcare of future generations in the communities it serves.
Leaving a legacy gift to Portsmouth Hospitals Charity in your Will is a wonderful way of supporting the Trust to drive excellence in care.
What types of gift can you leave?
The most common types of gifts left in Wills are:
A residuary gift
This is the residue or a proportion of the residue of an estate after all other gifts, debts and expenses have been paid.
A pecuniary gift
This is fixed sum of money.
A reversionary gift
This is a two-stage gift where assets are first held in a trust to provide some benefit to an individual. This could be income generated by investments.  Once the need of individual for the property (or trust) ends, the assets then pass to a second beneficiary, which could be a charity.
A specific gift
An identifiable asset such as a property, an investment or a piece of jewellery.  If you have any questions about the type of gift you would like to leave in your Will, please contact the Fundraising Team onfundraising@porthosp.nhs.uk or speak to your solicitor.
How do I include Portsmouth Hospitals Charity in my Will?
We recommend you use a solicitor or professional Will writer to have your Will drafted. This cost can be modest, and it can also help to reduce the likelihood of your wishes being contest after you pass away.
In this way, you can inform your solicitor or professional Will writer that you would like to leave a legacy gift to Portsmouth Hospitals Charity, and they will help you to include it in your wishes.

The full legal description that should be used to the describe the Charity in a Will is: Portsmouth Hospitals Charity, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham, Portsmouth, PO6 3LY (Registered Charity no. 1047986)

Making a straightforward change to your Will
You can update your Will using a document called a codicil. This makes a simple amendment to your current Will.  A codicil is completed in the same way as your Will and should be stored with your Will.
Making a significant change to your Will
If you would like to make significant changes to your Will, we recommend that you consult your solicitor or professional Will writer and consider having it redrafted.
Wording for your Will
If you choose to leave a legacy gift to Portsmouth Hospitals Charity, we recommend that you consult with your solicitor or professional Will writer to ensure your wishes will be met.
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