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Posted on: 24 Oct 2022

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Why should you leave a Will?

Although writing a Will can be an emotional experience, knowing that you have planned ahead can give you and your loved ones peace of mind. And, if you choose to leave a donation toward Nottingham hospitals, not only will you be helping your loved ones, you’ll also be supporting the wider Nottingham community and thanking your local NHS for their care.

How do I leave a legacy?

It’s really easy to do. With Bequeathed, just fill in the blanks on our secure online interview form, which takes just 20 minutes. Once you’ve followed all the steps including signing and witnessing your Will, it will then become a legal document.

If you already have a Will in place but would like to include Nottingham Hospitals Charity, just get in touch with your solicitor who can arrange this on your behalf.

How much should I leave to Nottingham hospitals?

Typically, when writing your Will, you could declare a percentage of your estate, perhaps 1% or 5%. If, for example, you were to leave 1% of your £200,000 estate, Nottingham Hospitals Charity would receive £2,000. 5% would allow for £10,000 and so on. It’s really up to you how much you wish to leave in your legacy.

Where does it go?

The money you choose to leave in your legacy will go to the area of the hospitals that is closest to your heart. Whether that’s a Ward you have been treated on or an department which researches into a condition which affects a loved one, just let us know in your Will which area and then we can ensure that the money will go directly to them.

Why should I leave a donation in my Will?

Did you know that one of our main sources of donations is through legacies? Because of your generosity in your Will, we are able to continue to support areas of Nottingham hospitals by funding equipment, facilities and wellbeing for patients and staff, which make a huge impact on patient care.

We really couldn’t do what we do without your help and support.

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Barbara stands with three members of the hospital as they cut a white ribbon by the Bethel Haematology centre

Marion’s story

Marion Irish left £535,000 to Nottingham City Hospital’s Haematology Service, which has allowed us to fund a significant research fellowship.

After travelling the world with her husband who was a top government official and living in places such as Singapore, Hong Kong and Gibraltar, Marion settled down in Dorset but never lost her Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire roots. The unit at City Hospital was also renamed the Bethell (Marion’s maiden name) Haematology Daycase Unit in her honour.

Marion’s niece, Jayne Stocks say “I called Marion my ‘exotic’ aunt because she lived all over the world. It was always her intention leave her money to charity as she had no children.

“It’s good to know that her legacy will benefit people and patients.”


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