Fundraise & Get Involved

Our Services are free of charge to all patients and their loved ones. We need to raise over £7 million every year to provide outstanding Hospice care to the local community.
To get involved with our fundraising activities, design your own, or make a donation, use the information on this page.

Leave a Gift in your Will

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Leaving a gift in your will to Hospice in the Weald costs nothing in your lifetime, but the impact on the lives of patients and their families is immeasurable  – a lasting legacy that will benefit others for many years to come

For over 40 years Hospice in the Weald have been helping patients and their loved ones find comfort during difficult times by providing the care and support they deserve, and we understand the importance that peace of mind brings in knowing that your loved ones will be looked after when you’re gone.  

With those important to you looked after, leaving a gift in your Will for Hospice in the Weald is a powerful way to ensure others in your community are looked after at a time when they need support the most.  No matter the size, a gift in your Will has a huge impact. It can ensure, everyone with a terminal illness and those important to them, will always receive expert care that is completely free of charge. 

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Make use of our free Will writing service today!

Keeping your Will up to date is the only way to ensure those important to you and causes you care about are looked after when you are gone.

We have partnered with Bequeathed to offer our supporters a free Will writing service, which enables them to make a Will which meets their needs, in the way that suits them best.

Every user receives a Will they can rely on, from an accredited legal professional. Those who write their Will in this way, will also receive up to 30 minutes of free legal advice. Once your Will is complete, you will receive guidance on getting it signed and witnessed and it will be stored for you, free of charge.

There is no obligation to leave Hospice in the Weald a gift in your Will. However, we would be very grateful if you would consider doing so.

Take the first step to writing your Will for free today by completing the online interview here, or get in touch with Gemma Millen, Relationship Fundraising Manager on 01892 820506 to arrange an appointment for a telephone interview.

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Our promises to you if you are considering leaving us a gift in your Will

  • We understand that that your Will is a private and personal matter and that your first priority will be to ensure the people you care about are provided for 
  • We will always respect your privacy and deal with any gift sensitively and efficiently 
  • We won’t ask you to tell us if you have left us a gift and we will never put you under any pressure to decide 
  • We will use your gift carefully and cost-effectively whilst continuing to provide excellent care to the people of this community 
  • We respect your right to change your mind about a gift in your Will at any time 

We are able to help one in five of our patients thanks to the generosity of those who have left Hospice in the Weald a gift in in their Wills.

Information for Executors

Please contact Gemma Millen on 01892 820506 or Gemma.Millen@hospiceintheweald.org.ukif you are an Executor or Solicitor administering a Will that includes a gift to Hospice in the Weald, and require support or information on making a distribution.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I make a Will? 

Writing a will gives you the control and peace of mind that when you are gone your estate will be given to the correct people. Without a will, everything you own will be divided up according to the law which might be against your wishes. Not only does a will make sure your money, property or possessions go where you want them to, it makes the whole process easier for your friends and family. 

What information do I need to include Hospice in the Weald in my Will?

If you choose to include Hospice in the Weald in your will, you will need the following information:  

  • Our Charity Number: 280276
  • Our Charity Name: Hospice in the Weald
  • Our Address:
    Hospice in the Weald,  
    Maidstone Road 
    Pembury 
    Tunbridge Wells 
    TN2 4TA  
What if I already have a will but I now want to include Hospice in the Weald? 

It’s easy to add Hospice in the Weald to your will, you can add a legal document to it known as a Codicil Form, or you can use our partnership with Bequeathed to rewrite your Will for free, and update it at any time.

Are there any tax benefits for leaving a gift in my will? 

Yes, there are. Charities are exempt from inheritance tax and the value of your estate will be calculated after your charitable donations.  

As well as the gift itself being tax-free, charitable gifts can also reduce the amount of inheritance tax that the rest of your estate will pay. If you give at least 10% of your taxable estate to charity, the inheritance tax rate for the rest of your estate drops from 40% to 36%. 

Can I choose how you use my gift?

We appreciate you would prefer to know exactly how your gift is being used but it would be useful for us if you don’t specify how we use your gift. This is so it can be used in the place most needed at the time. We promise to you that we will always use your gift responsibly and effectively. 

Why is my will free with Bequeathed?

Law firms pay bequeathed a fixed annual fee for the Bequeathed software and to promote their services to users. The more wills that are made through Bequeathed, the more people consider the benefits of paying for expert legal advice.  

Charities pay Bequeathed a fixed annual fee to remind you of the difference a gift in a will can make to them.  

If I choose to leave a gift in my will, can I change my mind later?

Yes of course you can. A will is your own personal document. You can change it at any time, and you don’t need to tell us.

Get in touch

If you would like more information about the impact of leaving a gift to Hospice in the Weald please complete the form below and we will send you a free information pack in the post or by email according to your preference

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