Leaving a Gift in your Will

A gift in your Will is a gift of future care.

Whatever your age, having an up to date Will is very important. It is the only way of ensuring that all your wishes are carried out after you die. It also ensures that your family and friends are provided for as you'd like.

Your family and friends are your priority, which is only right; however after making provisions for them, please consider supporting St Vincent's Hospice with a gift in your Will.

Why are Wills important?
Having an up to date Will is the only way to ensure your family, friends and the causes you care about are looked after when you're gone. Many people put off the hardest decisions for a later date, yet the truth is the sooner you make your Will the better. It gives you peace of mind and helps secure the financial future of your family. It also makes proceedings a lot more straightforward for your family after you die.


Some of the main benefits to leaving a Will are as follows:
Making a Will speeds up the administration process and can ultimately reduce costs.
If you die without making a Will or without making a valid Will, you will die intestate, which means that all your possessions will be distributed according to strict intestacy rules and not necessarily how you wish.

A Will lets you chose your own executor, if you die without one, your closest relatives will need to apply for 'letters of administration' which can take months to process.

If you are not married or in a civil partnership, your partner will not automatically inherit your estate if you don't have a valid Will.

If you have dependent children but no Will, you will have no control over who looks after them should anything happen to you.

While making a Will is important, keeping it up to date is just as important. Your circumstances will change overtime, and so will your priorities. If there are any major changes in your personal circumstances these should be reflected in your Will.


Why leave a gift in your Will?
St Vincent's Hospice has provided care for all in the Renfrewshire area for 25 years and would like to secure support in order to continue care into and beyond the next 25 years. Our services are available to all, free of charge, thanks to the generosity of our local communities.

Our teams work together to support the physical, psychological and emotional needs of our patients and their loved ones. Our wide range of services include; Day Services, Specialist Home Visits and an 8-Bedded In-Patient Unit.

Your generosity means future generations who need St Vincent's Hospice can be cared for. A gift in your Will is a really wonderful way of helping St Vincent's Hospice to provide specialist care and support to those who need it.

Leaving a gift to charity in your Will keeps your money helping the causes that are important to you. It could be one of the most important things you do for your community.

Everyone at St Vincent's Hospice, patients, their families, staff and volunteers very much appreciate the vital help and support our community gives us.


How to leave a gift in your Will.
Leaving a gift to St Vincent's Hospice in your Will is much more straightforward than most people think.

There are different types of gifts you can leave in your Will, these are: 

Residuary gift - relates to the residential value of your estate after deductions. You can leave your whole estate or just a percentage.

Pecuniary gift - leaving a specific amount.

Specific non-monetary gift - leaving a specific item.

When you are leaving a gift to St Vincent's Hospice please ensure that any reference to St Vincent's Hospice includes our Scottish Charity Number SC006888 and registered address, Midton Road, Howwood, PA9 1AF.


For more information on leaving a gift in your Will and making your Will please visit Directgov Website, Scottish Legal Aid Board Website and the Good Life Good Death Good Grief Website.