Leaving a legacy in your Will

Legacy giving is extremely thoughtful, and a very valuable source of income to the Hospital. It allows your memory to live on through your kind deed to benefit others after your death. When drawing up your Will please think about the hospital that cared for you and your family. 

You can name Valley Hospital Charity (Registered Charity No. 1050861) in your Will, or leave a sum of money to the executors with instructions regarding how you would like your donation to be distributed.

Leaving a legacy to Valley Hospital Charity will benefit patients and staff at Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust. You can support the Hospital that cared for you, and may continue to care for your family and friends long into the future.  

Allocating part of your estate to charity can help reduce inheritance tax. Seek professional advice to ensure that your family situation and your wishes and interests are taken into account. Using a Solicitor to draft your Will ensures that your wishes will be carried out.

We have specimen wording available to help your Solicitor to ensure that your gift can be managed by the Charity Management Board.

You can bequeath your money in a number of ways:

  • Pecuniary: you name a specific sum
  • Residuary: you bequeath the remainder of your estate after liabilities and other bequests have been met
  • Specific: you bequeath a particular item, such as property, valuables or stocks and shares
  • Reversionary: you provide for a partner or friend during their lifetime with the assets passing to the Charity upon their death.

Making a Will can give you peace of mind by making it clear whom you wish to benefit from your estate. If you don't make a Will the Government's rules will decide who your beneficiaries will be.

If you would like to speak to someone regarding a bequest then please call Sally on 01322 428256 or email [email protected]