How to leave a gift in your will

Writing a will can be a tricky process, but to make it as simple as possible, please follow the guide below if you would like to leave a gift in your will to Shooting Star Children’s Hospices, or if you would like to use one of the free will writing services we have partnered with.

Write your will for free online with Farewill

Farewill LogoThrough our partners Farewill, you can write your will for free in as little as 30 minutes with expert support via chat or phone available seven days a week.

Once you’ve answered a series of step by step questions, your will is checked by their team of experts before being sent back for you to print off and get signed and witnessed at home.

For more information on Farewill, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

Write your will face-to-face with the National Free Wills Network

Shooting Star Children’s Hospices has teamed up with the National Free Wills Network; a service that offers our supporters a chance to have a simple will written or updated free of charge, through a network of solicitors across the UK.

While there is no obligation to include us in your will, we hope you will consider it as a way to help babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families long into the future.

If you would like more information on the National Free Wills Network please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

How to word your will if you are amending it

Please include our full name, address and registered charity number when you draft or amend your will.

Shooting Star Children’s Hospices
Bridge House
Addlestone Road
Surrey
KT15 2UE

Registered Charity No: 1042495

You can use this wording for drafting or amending your will:

Wording if you’re leaving a percentage (also known as a residuary gift)
I give all/a ___% share of the residue of my estate to Shooting Star Children’s Hospices (Registered Charity Number 1042495), Bridge House, Addlestone Road, Surrey KT15 2UE, or any subsequent address it may relocate to, to be used for its general charitable purposes and I declare that the receipt of the Treasurer or duly authorised officer shall be a valid and appropriate form of discharge.

Wording if you’re leaving a gift of money (also known as a pecuniary gift)
I give to Shooting Star Children’s Hospices (Registered Charity Number 1042495), Bridge House, Addlestone Road, Surrey KT15 2UE, or any subsequent address it may relocate to, the sum of £__________(in figures)__________________(in words) free of tax and duty to be used for its general charitable purposes and I declare that the receipt of the Treasurer or duly authorised officer shall be a valid and appropriate form of discharge.

For more information on gifts in wills, including writing your will for free through Fairwill or the National Free Wills Network, please fill in the contact form below or call Katie Wallman on 01932 823109.

To download a digital version of our gifts in wills brochure please fill in the form below.