Why leave a gift in your will
Just imagine giving a gift now to help families in the future. A gift in your will ensures we can make every moment count for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families. Today, tomorrow and for years to come.
In fact, every year our Hospice at Home service could be funded by gifts in wills, ensuring that the families we support have access to specialist care when they need it most. Our hospices are a lifeline to them, but we know there are many others desperate for our vital support.
Once you have provided for loved ones please consider a gift in your will to help life-limited children, young people and their families make the most of their time together. If you decide to leave a gift in your will we can promise that far beyond your lifetime, your gift will ensure future generations of children and young people will have access to specialist facilities and equipment, expertly trained staff and benefit from pioneering care to make every moment count.
If you are considering leaving a gift in your will to Shooting Star Children’s Hospices we have four simple promises we will honour:
- Your will is private and personal, something we will always appreciate and respect.
- Your loved ones always come first. Only when you’ve looked after those closest to you would we ask you to consider helping us.
- It’s your decision. Make it in your own time. It can be difficult to make decisions about the end of your life so we will never add any more pressure.
- You always have the right to change your mind. Circumstances change and we understand that priorities change too.
How your gift helps
Leaving a gift in your will, however large or small, could make a huge difference to our vital work.
£250 could pay for a month’s worth of supplies for art therapy sessions, allowing children to explore their thoughts and worries in a safe and suitable environment
£1,500 could pay for an emergency stay at one of our hospices
£5,000 could pay for a post-bereavement weekend away for siblings. £5,000 is our average pecuniary gift
£18,000 could fund our total care costs for one day
£70,000 could fund 70 nights of respite care at one of our hospices. Our average residuary gift is £70,000
£500,000 could fund our entire extensive therapy service for a whole year
£1.2m could fund our entire Hospice at Home service for a year, including 2,500 family visits a year.
This is a value guide as to what your money could provide and is not a guarantee that it is exactly where it would be spent.
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