Leave a Gift in Will

Gifting to make a difference to your local hospital

A gift in your Will

A gift in your Will costs you nothing in your lifetime but can make a huge difference to the experience, treatment and care received by others at the Lymington New Forest Hospital.

The Lymington Hospital memorial stone
The Lymington Hospital memorial stone

If you are considering leaving us a gift in your Will, thank you.  Any amount however large or small will make a real difference for future patients. Every penny you leave will be spent to support our local hospital, helping it to continue to give the best care now and in years to come.

We are always extremely appreciative of any gift left in a Will and will do our very best to ensure that any specific wishes to support a particular area of the hospital are carried out.

Examples you might consider are:

  • Equipment
  • Comforts and benefits for patients
  • Staff comforts and education

Alternatively, allow us to choose how to spend your valuable gift.

A gift in your Will enables you to make a planned gift to your local hospital.

Leaving a gift in your Will to the Lymington New Forest Hospital League of Friends is usually a straightforward process with the help of a solicitor.

Charitable legacies are not subject to Inheritance Tax, so depending on your financial circumstances, can be a way to reduce your Inheritance Tax liability.  A gift in your Will can take the form of:

  • A pecuniary gift: A cash gift – you can choose to give a fixed amount of money, known as a “pecuniary” gift.
  • A residuary gift: This being a share of your estate after payment of debts and legacies rather than a set amount.
  • A specific gift: This can be property, stocks and shares or other valuables such as a piece of jewellery.

Leaving a residuary gift is perhaps the most commonly preferred option because it means that you don’t have to change your Will if your circumstances change.

If you would like more information about leaving a gift in your will, contact your solicitor. Making a Will is the only way to be certain that your money and possessions go to the people and causes you care about.  We cannot recommend any one solicitor or service, you can find a list of local solicitors on The Law Society website: https://www.lawsociety.org.uk