Information for Solicitors and Will-writers
Any gift left in a will, no matter how large or small, is important to Nottingham Hospitals Charity.
We always recommend to our supporters that a Will is drawn up by a legal professional so that they receive expert advice and their requests are protected and cannot be altered by others. We also advise that, where possible, the next of kin and family members are informed of our supporters decision to leave a gift in their Will to Nottingham Hospitals Charity.
It helps to ensure that the wording of the Will is precise and clear. When helping draw up a Will , please use the following wording as a guide and reference:
“I give and bequeath the sum of £…. (or I leave the residue of my Estate) to Nottingham Hospitals Charity, or its successors, for the benefit of Nottingham University Hospitals generally, without imposing trust, but with the wish that it be used for the benefit of (or for equipment, etc. for) …. Ward/ ….Department/ ….Research.
I declare that the receipt of the Treasurer for the time being to the said Nottingham Hospitals Charity shall be sufficient discharge to my executors.”
When leaving a gift in a Will to Nottingham Hospitals Charity, it helps if the bequest is not too specific. This is because the medical equipment the Nottingham University Hospital Trust use, and the type of treatment provided, is constantly changing.
We would be more than happy to discuss with you the wording of a Will and provide information about the work funded by Nottingham Hospitals Charity. For more information, please contact either:
Add a gift to an existing Will
If you are simply adding a gift in favour of Nottingham Hospitals Charity to an existing Will, this can be done using a ‘Codicil’. A ‘Codicil’ need not change the terms of your current Will, but can simply add a new instruction.
We strongly recommend that you consult a solicitor before making a Codicil, particularly if your Will already has Codicils.
To create a ‘Codicil’ simply download and print this form.
Thank you for considering leaving a gift in your Will in support of Nottingham Hospitals Charity. If you have any questions or would like any further information, you can contact us on 0115 962 7905 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.