Leave a Gift in a Will
By leaving a gift to Wicklow Hospice in your Will, large or small, will enable us to build the much-needed Hospice facility which will make a real and lasting difference to the people of Wicklow.
Gifts in Wills
- Leaving a Legacy
- Making a Will
- Requesting information
- Question and Answers
Leaving a Legacy
When it comes to your will, it’s only right that your family and friends come first in your thoughts. But that doesn’t mean you can’t also leave a gift to a cause close to your heart.
By leaving a gift to Wicklow Hospice Foundation in your Will, large or small you will make an enormous difference to the people of Wicklow and North Wexford. Your legacy will help to build the much-needed Hospice facility at Magheramore, Co. Wicklow. And for your kindness, we will always remember you.
Making a Will
Leaving a gift to Wicklow Hospice Foundation in your Will is a straightforward, easy and cost-effective way to support our work.
Find out more about making a will
Our Legacy information sheet contains all this and more, to help you make or change your Will and leave a legacy to Wicklow Hospice Foundation.
To find out more about leaving a gift in your will please call Sinead on 0402 91310.
Questions and Answers on Will Making:
Why do I need a Will?
Making a Will is extremely important, even if you don’t plan to leave a legacy. That’s because a Will is the only way for you to say how your money and personal belongings should be used after your death.
Fortunately, it couldn’t be more straightforward. If you already have a solicitor, your first step is as simple as a phone call. If not, you’ll need to find a solicitor who will draw up a Will for you. This should be easy, as it’s one of the basic services almost all solicitors provide.
I’d like to leave a legacy in my Will. What types of legacies are there?
There are two types of legacies:
- Residuary Legacy: you make provisions for your nearest and dearest first, then leave the remainder or part of the remainder of your estate as your legacy after all other bequests and any debts have been paid.
Sample residuary legacy wording for your Will
“I give to Wicklow Hospice Foundation of 2b Abbey Lane, Arklow,Co Wicklow all [or a fraction] of the residue of my estate whatsoever and wheresoever, and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other officer for the time being of the said Organisation shall be a full and sufficient discharge of the same.”
- Pecuniary Legacy: a legacy gift of a fixed sum of money.
Sample pecuniary legacy wording for your Will:
“I give the sum of €_______ or I bequeath [the item specified] to Wicklow Hospice Foundation of 2b Abbey Lane, Arklow, Co Wicklow, and I direct that the Treasurer or other proper officer for the time being of the said Organisation shall be proper and sufficient discharge for the same.”
I want to leave a legacy but I’ve already made my Will. Can I change it?
Yes. Even if you have an existing Will, it’s easy to change it to include a legacy to the charity of your choice. This change is called a “Codicil” and can if you have an existing Will, it’s easy to change it to include a legacy to the charity of your choice. This change is called a “Codicil” and can be drawn up easily by your solicitor.
Do I have to notify you if I leave a legacy to Wicklow Hospice Foundation?
The decision to give is a personal one, and at Wicklow Hospice Foundation we respect that. As such, the choice to notify us is entirely yours. But we hope you will consider letting us know you have left a legacy to Wicklow Hospice Foundation for two very important reasons:
- It gives us the chance to thank you.
- It allows us to plan for the future.
Our pledge of discretion to you is that any information you choose to provide will always be treated with the utmost confidentiality – and that Wicklow Hospice Foundation remain equally grateful for the legacy support of those who choose not to advise us in advance. Again, if you have any questions, please ring Sinead on 0402 91310 and she’ll be happy to help you.
Thank you, as ever, for your lasting kindness.