Gifts in Wills
Help secure the future of Oakhaven Hospice
It is because of the legacy of Phoebe and John Coates that Oakhaven Hospice exists. The land on which the Hospice sits was once their home. It was gifted to the charity so that Oakhaven could be established and so that people at end-of-life would receive specialist care in a safe and comfortable environment. Without their vision and generosity, we simply wouldn’t be here.
Let your legacy be our future
Oakhaven has been providing free hospice care for local people and their loved ones since 1992. During that time, gifts in Wills have played a significant role.
One in four of our patients is supported thanks to people leaving Oakhaven Hospice a gift in their Will. Legacies help us to make every moment matter for those who are facing end-of-life. We are extremely grateful for all gifts in Wills, whatever their size.
Making a Will is important as it gives you peace of mind knowing that your wishes will be respected. Anyone who has experienced a life change, such as buying property, getting married or having children, should consider writing or updating their Will.
After providing for family and friends, choosing to make a gift in your Will to Oakhaven Hospice will help us in the future support and care for those whose lives have been impacted by a life-limiting illness. Leaving a gift in your Will can be a very tax-efficient way of giving to charity and supporting your community.
Make a Will for free!
You may feel that making a Will in these uncertain times is difficult. This is why we are offering a simple Will-for-free (normal cost would be £90) through our partnership with Guardian Angel.
With this online Will-writing service you can make a Will from the comfort of your own home. Writing a Will with Guardian Angel takes just 15 minutes, it’s safe and all Wills are legally binding and checked by experts. It really is very easy, just click on the link: Guardian Angel
Guardian Angel also offers a telephone service. Call 0800 773 4014 to discuss making your Will over the phone.
If you have made a Will already, it is easy to add a codicil (an extra section) to explain that you would like to make an additional gift.
There is no obligation for you to leave us a legacy, although gifts from Wills make a huge difference to our work.
So why not make sure that your mind is at peace, knowing that your wishes are all written down and you can rest assured that your wishes will be respected? Your final words can leave a legacy for which you will always be remembered.
"At a time when I was in a very dark place, feeling broken-hearted and isolated, past memories of such happy times rushing through my mind, the future just a blur; I had no vision of how I would ever come to terms with the loss of my wonderful husband.
Oakhaven gently and patiently guided me through difficult days: the chaplain, one-to-one counselling, support groups, meeting other people and making new friends. The volunteers were always so welcoming and warm-hearted. I am exceedingly grateful for the palliative care they provided for my husband in a beautiful and peaceful setting as well as the continued support to help me look to the future with renewed hope.
A personal legacy to Oakhaven Hospice is very poignant, not only to those who are ill but also to those that are bereaved. As its name implies, a haven, a place of comfort, a place where family and friends can meet, a place to laugh and smile with their loved ones, as well as a place to pay their last respects, in a kind, respectful and caring environment.
A legacy is humbling and priceless - to help others is a gift in itself."
Make the pledge
If you are planning to include a gift in your Will to Oakhaven Hospice then we would love to hear from you. Make your pledge by completing the form below and join us in helping to make every moment matter.
Leaving a legacy to Oakhaven Hospice will ensure we can continue to provide much needed support in years to come, helping make every moment matter for those at end of life, whilst supporting their loved ones.