Why leave a gift in your will

When life is short the quality of life becomes so precious. We want every child’s life to be as full and happy as possible and you can help us make every moment count by leaving a gift in your will.

Our current level of legacy income is only enough to support 1 in 10 of the families we care for. With increasing referrals, conditions becoming more complex and research suggesting that there are a vast number of families that would hugely benefit from our help, the need to find additional funds is crucial – especially for the future. That is why a gift left in your will could make such a big difference.

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 research to make every moment count.

Our promises

If you are considering leaving a gift in your will to Shooting Star Children’s Hospices we have five 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.


For more information on gifts in wills fill in the contact form below or call Katie Wallman on 01932 823109