Gifts in Wills

Leaving a gift in your Will to a local charity like Rennie Grove Peace can help your community for many generations to come

Gifts in Wills

Did you know that gifts in Wills fund one in three of our specialised nurses?

Remembering Rennie Grove Peace in your Will can make a difference to local families for generations to come.
Three Rennie Grove Peace nurses

Look after your loved ones and your local community when you make a Will  

Having a Will and keeping it up to date is important for lots of reasons. Firstly, if you die without a Will, you won’t have any say in who gets what. Secondly, putting all your wishes down on paper can bring huge peace of mind. Above all, a Will ensures your loved ones will be looked after when you’re no longer here to do it.  

Writing a Will can seem a daunting prospect. Here we offer several easy, safe ways you can approach it. We know some people prefer to see a solicitor in person. Others might be happier creating or updating a Will online.

Make Your Will Month

During the month of May, local participating solicitors will draw up a standard Will and, instead of charging their usual fee, they will give you the opportunity to make a donation to Rennie Grove Peace Hospice Care.

Once you’ve written your Will, don’t forget to keep it up to date. Big life events like getting married or divorced, having children, buying a house, or inheriting could be a suitable time to revisit your Will. 

Why leave a gift in your Will to Rennie Grove Peace?

By including a gift to Rennie Grove Peace in your Will, you’re not only investing in our future, but also ensuring ongoing support for a cause dear to your heart, even beyond your lifetime.

Your generosity empowers us to deliver dignified end-of-life care, comfort, and support to patients and families for future generations to come, enabling us to grow and strengthen our services as we extend our reach to more individuals in need.

Every gift in every Will is significant. Even allocating a 1% share of your estate, ensuring that those closest to you inherit 99%, can make a meaningful difference.

Charitable gifts in Wills can also reduce inheritance taxGifts left to charities are usually free of inheritance tax. In some circumstances, leaving a charitable gift can even reduce the amount of inheritance tax your loved ones are liable for. 

Inheritance tax is payable when your estate, after all debts are deducted, is worth over £325,000. That figure increases to £650,000 for a married couple, provided the first person to pass away leaves their entire estate to their spouse.    

Your Gifts in Wills Guide

Our handy guide includes practical tools on how to leave a gift, information on choosing a solicitor and explains what kinds of gift you can leave.

To request our guide click here and fill out your details or call us on 01442 89 02 22.

Frequently Asked Questions

First, work out the approximate value of your estate: the total sum of all your property, money and possessions. 

Next, think about everyone you want to benefit from your estate. For example, this may include your partner or spouse, children or other family members, friends and your favourite charities. 

In addition, consider who you might like to appoint as your executors. These are the people who’ll ensure your Will is carried out as requested. 

It’s advisable to use a solicitor to make or check your Will to ensure that all legal procedures are followed. Your solicitor will guide you through the process and make sure the wording of your Will is accurate and legally correct. 

You can find a solicitor through the Law Society. Alternatively, you can make an appointment with our participating solicitors during Make Your Will Month in May. Or you can access our legal partner’s support through Bequeathed – an online Will-writing service.  If you’ve decided to leave a gift in your Will to Rennie Grove Peace, we’d love to know about it. We’d like to thank you for your generosity and keep you informed with updates that might be relevant to you. You can let us know by filling in the form below

First you need to choose who you want to act as your executor(s). This is someone named in your Will who will be responsible for making sure your instructions are carried out. It should be someone you trust, and you may want to ensure they’re happy to take on the role.  

Next, visit a solicitor or use an online service such as Bequeathed, to have your Will drawn up. To make sure your gift will get to us, you’ll need to include our charity name, registered office address and registered charity number as follows: 

       Rennie Grove Peace Hospice Care  

       Registered Office: Peace Drive, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 3PH

       Registered Charity No.  1201713

Finally, once you’re happy with your Will, sign it and store it in a safe place. Your solicitor, should you have one, will probably store a copy too. Make sure your executor(s) knows where to find your Will. 

A residuary gift is a share of your estate. Your estate refers to everything you owned, including money in your bank account, investments, and physical belongings such as your property and furnishings. You can leave a specific percentage of the value of your estate after any taxes or costs have been subtracted.

A pecuniary gift is a fixed amount of money.

A specific gift is a particular item, such as a house, stocks and shares or jewellery. Anything that’s of financial value to you. Usually Rennie Grove Peace will sell items like this in order to raise much needed funds.

If you’ve decided to leave a gift in your Will to Rennie Grove Peace, we’d love to know about it. We’d like to thank you for your generosity and keep you informed with updates that might be relevant to you. You can let us know by filling in the form below or calling 01442 89 02 22.

Please fill in the form below or give us a call on 01442 89 02 22.