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Legacy Giving

What happens to your money and the things that are precious to you when you’re gone shouldn’t be left to chance.

A Will ensures that your loved ones are looked after when you are no longer here and that your final wishes are understood.

We understand that your loved ones come first when the time comes to write or update your Will, but it’s also a way to continue to support a cause that matters to you.

After ensuring that family and friends are looked after in you Will, you may like to consider leaving a gift to Budleigh Salterton and District Hospiscare.

Legacies are hugely important to us and, by leaving us a gift in your Will, you could help underpin the future of our Charity and ensure that the care we fund for local patients and their loved ones is available for generations to come.

Thank you for considering whether leaving a gift to Budleigh Salterton & District Hospiscare is right for you.

We have produced a short guide on how to leave a legacy gift to us. Please click here to read this.


Can I write my own Will?

We recommend that you write your Will through a qualified legal professional. If you make any errors when writing it yourself, this can cause your Will to be invalidated, which can be stressful for your loved ones.

What happens if I don’t have a Will when I die?

If you die without having an up-to-date Will, it is up to the law to decide how your estate is distributed, which might not reflect your wishes.

What sort of gifts can I leave?

There are three types of gift that you can leave in your Will:
Residuary – this is a percentage of everything you own, otherwise known as a percentage of your estate.
Pecuniary – this is a fixed sum of money of your choice
Specific – this usually relates to an item, e.g. a piece of jewellery

Is a gift to Budleigh Salterton and District Hospiscare subject to inheritance tax?

Gifts in Wills to charity are free of inheritance tax. Some people see this as a useful way of bringing their estate under the inheritance tax threshold. Your legal professional can advise you about the current threshold.

Should I tell Budleigh Salterton and District Hospiscare if I include them in my Will?

Your Will is private. It is your choice whether you decide to tell us that you have left a gift to support end-of-life care in your community for generations to come. If you do let us know, we can say thank you and share with you the impact your gift will have.

We are proud to be registered with the Fundraising Regulator. Read more about our Fundraising Promise here.