Leave a gift in your will

willWe understand that loved ones and family come first in financial plans, and once you have provided for your loved ones, we hope you will consider leaving a gift to Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity.  Each and every gift we receive is greatly appreciated.

A valid, and up-to-date will is vital to ensure that your wishes are honoured. Telling those close to you what you would like to happen with your estate is not enough. We would always advise that you take independent advice from a solicitor when writing your will and recommend that you review your Will regularly to ensure that it is relevant especially if your family circumstances or wishes change. There is further advice on the Law Society website on what to consider when making your will.

Leaving a gift in your will 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 currently exempt from Inheritance Tax and Income Tax. You do not need to leave a fortune or choose between Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity and your family.

These very special gifts help Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity carry on its work. Anything you leave will make a real difference to how we can support patients in the future.

The types of gifts you may choose are:

  1. A specific gift for charitable purposes
    “I give the sum of £ …. Pounds to Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity (registered charity number 1048827) of Charity Office, Ipswich Hospital, Heath Road, Ipswich IP4 5PD the receipt of the Treasurer or other proper officer for the time being of the Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity shall be a complete discharge to my executors.”
  2. Gift of residuary estate for charitable purposes
    “I give (%) of the residue of my real and personal estate which I can dispose of by will in any manner I think proper to Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity, (registered charity number 1048827) of Charity Office, Ipswich Hospital, Heath Road, Ipswich IP4 5PD, and the receipt of the Treasurer, or the proper officer for the time being of the Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity shall be a complete discharge to my executors.”
  3. Giving to a particular specialism
    If you would like to give to a particular specialism – such as cardiology, maternity or dementia care – or create a named fund or perpetual gift, please contact Mandy Jordan, Head of Charity on 0300 770 1369 to discuss the options that best suit your individual preference and situation.

Have your will written for free

If you don’t have a will, find out more about our free will offer. We will pay one of our participating solicitors to write a simple will for you. Anyone aged 55 years or over is eligible.

Download free will information pack

If you have already made a will, but would like to leave a gift to Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity, you can do so by making a simple addition to your existing will. This is called a codicil.

If you would like to talk to us before deciding on a gift in your will, please contact Mandy Jordan, Head of Charity at Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity on 0300 770 1369.