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Legacies and In-Memoriam Donations

Legacies and In-Memoriam Donations

Thank you very much for choosing to remember UCL Hospitals Charitable Foundation in your Will, or by making a donation to us in memory of a loved one. We are extremely grateful to you for doing so, because by choosing to leave a legacy or by making a donation in honour of someone who has passed away, you enable us to continue helping UCLH NHS Foundation Trust deliver cutting edge research and first-class patient care.

How to leave us a gift in your will

Leaving a legacy gift is an important decision.  We have information, support and advice available to make the process as simple as possible.

1) State in your will that you would like to leave a gift with us.  We advise that you use a solicitor or professional Will-writer to make sure your Will is legal and valid.

2) If you would like your gift to go towards a specific project please speak to us.

3) Include our full name, to make sure that the money goes to the right place. UCL Hospitals Charitable Foundation, Registered Charity Number (1077638).

4) It would be wonderful if you could let us know if you have already written us into your Will.  We are very grateful for your support.

What types of gift can you leave?

There are many different types of gifts that you can leave in a Will, below are a few examples:

  • A share of your estate - after you've provided for your family and friends, you can leave a share, or the remainder, of your estate to us.  This is called a 'residuary gift'.
  • A cash gift - this is when you leave an exact sum of money to us.  It's known as a 'pecuniary gift'.
  • A gift in trust - you can leave a gift for someone to use over a period of time.  When the time has ended, the gift can be passed on to other recipients, such as a charity.

Recent changes to the rules on inheritance tax mean that if you leave 10% of your estate to charity, you pay less tax.  You can find out more about this by clicking here.  If you live in Scotland then you should consider the effect of legal rights.  Get more information about legal rights from a solicitor, or by clicking here.

Find more information on how to leave us a gift in your Will by downloading our information pack here .

If you have any other queries please call Shirley Featherstone on 020 3447 9558, or email shirley.featherstone@nhs.net. Thank you.

Leaving an In-Memoriam gift

Leaving a gift in memory of a loved one is a fantastic way of leaving a lasting tribute, keeping your loved one's memory alive whilst making a positive difference to the lives of others. However big or small, any amount that you choose to donate will make a real difference to our work.

There are several ways in which you can make an In-Memoriam gift, below are a few examples;

  • Set up a tribute page on justgiving to raise money in memory of your loved one (to do this go to www.justgiving.com/uclh and click on the orange 'Fundraise for us' button on the top right hand side of the page).
  • Make a donation to us, every penny helps - click here for more information on how to make a donation.
  • Ask friends and family to make a donation instead of giving flowers at a funeral or memorial service.
However you choose to remember someone, we'll be there to give you the support that you need. All you need to do is contact Shirley Featherstone by phone on 020 3447 9558, or by email at shirley.featherstone@nhs.net. Thank you once again for your support.