Leave a gift in your Will

A legacy or gift is a donation of money or property, that you may decide to leave to us in your Will.

By leaving a gift to us in your will, you will be making a decision that helps us be there to care for many generations of patients long into the future.

Over the 40 years that we have existed, the legacies that people have generously left to us, have meant that we could expand and adapt our services to evolve with the growing need in our local area, offering more support where it’s needed most, and making an incredible difference. Our current Building a Legacy project is an example of the incredible difference legacy donations can make.

Your gift will help us to commit to the long-term projects that are needed to continue our vital work, and give us certainty that we can continue caring for people for decades to come.

Your gift will help us in our mission… to be the lasting and thriving provider of free care to all people affected by life limiting illness, in our local community.

How your gift helps our patients

Your gift will help us fund the care, comfort and support that we give to our patients and their families, completely free of charge.

Thanks to your generosity, we’ll be able to carry on giving calm, compassionate care to people who are facing a life limiting illness. You’ll be helping us to give them relief from pain and anxiety and enjoy the precious moments they have left with their family and friends at the most difficult time of their lives.

If you would like to know more about how you can support Willen Hospice with a gift in your Will, please read our booklet here. Alternatively, email Fiz Johnson at legacies@willen-hospice.org.uk or complete the form below.

“We have pledged a gift to Willen Hospice in our Will as a way to thank them for the love and care they provided to dad during his final moments, It’s our way of giving something special back to them after we are gone, having the confidence knowing that our gift no matter how big or small will make a huge difference to the lives of patients and their loved ones long into the future”. -Nas

Including us in your Will

You can write your Will with one of our partners throughout the year. In May and October our partners waive their usual fees in return for a suggested minumum donation to Willen Hospice and will give you an opportunity to make a pledge. If you decide to leave a gift in your Will to us, please include our name, address, and registered charity number:
Willen Hospice, Milton Road, Willen, Milton Keynes, MK15 9AB.
Registered Charity no.: 270194

 

Our promise to you

  • We will offer support to help you, but never put you under pressure because we understand this is an important decision for you.
  • You do not have to tell us of your decision. We would love to hear from you if you leave a gift, and we will always respect and honour your privacy.
  • We will use your gift carefully and effectively, and where it will have the most impact and we’ll answer your questions as quickly and honestly as we can.
  • We will be there for your loved ones and family if they should need us in future.

13 years ago, my mum was in your care for the last time. She decided that she wanted to stay with you not once, but six times. Your staff helped myself and my family through the toughest six years of our lives. You made us feel welcome, safe and comfortable while we visited my mum. You all supported myself and my brother through our exams, teenage life and everyday worries. I can’t thank you all enough for the care and support you gave us. Your all fab with the biggest hearts and you will forever be in my mind.

Steph

In a typical year...
£9
our cost, per minute
11,000
phone calls to patients at home
600
fabulous volunteers
700
patients cared for at home
3,200
home visits
300
patients at the hospice
18,000
of cups of tea
290
counselling sessions
We can only provide the care we do thanks to the incredible generosity of our community, through their continued volunteering, fundraising and donations throughout the year. Your donation will enable us to continue providing care and support to those facing a life-limiting diagnosis, and to support their loved ones.