Donating in your will

Choosing to leave a donation in your will to Bournemouth Hospital Charity is a great way to support us. It costs you nothing now but ensures you can make a life-changing difference in the future.

Making a will is the best way to communicate your wishes about what happens to your things so they can make a difference to the people you care for. It is easy to make a will – although we’d always recommend using a solicitor – and it is easy to make a donation to Bournemouth Hospital Charity in your will, which you can do in two ways:

– a fixed amount or,
– a percentage of your estate.

Last year, Bournemouth Hospital Charity received over £700,000 in legacies. Some were for £500 and some people wanted to give significantly more. It all makes a difference to our patients and purchases additional equipment and training for our staff.

Stroke patient David Mansell, explains why he chose to make a donation to Bournemouth Hospital Charity in his will:

When you come to make your will, if you’d like to include a donation to Bournemouth Hospital Charity please ask your will-writer to include:

– our registered charity number (1057366) and

– our address: Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospitals NHS Trust, Castle Lane East, Bournemouth, DORSET,  BH7 7DW.

Many donors like to include some extra wishes, such as a department or treatment they’d like to support.

If you’d like to find out more information about donating in your will to Bournemouth Hospital Charity, please do get in touch with our Legacy Officer, Gemma.

Meet Gemma, our Legacy Officer:

“I wrote my first will when pregnant with my son. I wanted to be clear about who would raise him if I wasn’t here. Wills give you peace of mind about those ‘what ifs?’ .

“As Legacy Officer, I have a privileged position where I see the words someone has connected with their donation.Our staff are often recognised for being very caring, compassionate and for great treatment.

“It makes me proud to work for the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals and to be the one to ensure our donors’ wishes are met. Donors really do make a life-changing difference.”