A gift in your will ensures that in the future people in north east Essex can benefit from the best that Colchester Hospitals have to offer.
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Giving to charity is a rewarding experience but for many people living on fixed incomes, retired or with a growing family it can be difficult. Leaving a gift in your will enables you to ensure that your favourite causes are remembered and that your kindness is remembered too.
A will ensures that your estate is distributed between the people and charities that you care about. It means that you decide exactly what and how much they receive. If you do not have a will, family members may have to pay inheritance tax. Your solicitor will advise you about this.
Colchester Hospitals Charity supports and helps Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust (the Trust) provide the best possible care for patients. When you remember Colchester Hospitals Charity in your will you can specify how your gift is to be used.
General charitable purposes will enable us to use funds where they are most needed across the Trust. Alternatively, you may choose to support a particular area of the Trust’s work. It is important to bear in mind that names of wards and departments can change and it is often better to say what your intention is rather than being too specific. For example, you may wish to say that you want your gift to be used for ‘Care of the Elderly’ rather than name the particular wards that currently care for the elderly, since this could change.
Once you have provided for your loved ones, we hope you will consider leaving a gift to Colchester Hospitals Charity. This is a wonderful way to support people in your local community; it is also extremely tax efficient, as leaving a will to a registered charity is exempt from Inheritance Tax and Income Tax. You do not need to leave much or choose between Colchester Hospitals Charity and your family. Anything you leave will make a real difference to how we can support patients in the future.