When it comes to making a difference in the world, leaving a lasting legacy is a powerful way to support causes that are close to your heart. Gateshead Health Charity is dedicated to improving patient care and enhancing the healthcare environment. By leaving a gift in your will to Gateshead Health Charity, you can ensure that future generations receive the care they deserve.
The importance of legacy gifts
Legacy gifts play a vital role in supporting charities like Gateshead Health Charity. These gifts provide the necessary funds to invest in the latest equipment, create state-of-the-art facilities, and fund cutting-edge biomedical research. Without these generous contributions, we would not be able to go above and beyond the core NHS funding and provide the level of care that patients require.
Making a gift in your will
Leaving a gift in your will to Gateshead Health Charity is a simple yet impactful way to make a difference. When you write or update your will, all you need to do is contact your professional advisors, such as a solicitor or financial advisor, and let them know the sum or percentage of your estate that you would like to leave as a legacy gift.
Your advisor will require the following details:
What you will need to include in your will
- Charity name: Gateshead Health Charity / Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust Charitable Fund
- Charity address: Gateshead Health Charity, Trust HQ, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Sheriff Hill, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE9 6SX
- Registered charity number: 1086145
Suggested wording for your professional advisor is:
“I give £XX or XX% of my estate to Gateshead Health Charity, registered charity number 1086145, for its general charitable purposes.”
Once you have decided to leave a gift to Gateshead Health Charity, it is important to inform us so that we can express their gratitude and keep you updated on the impact of your generous contribution.
Types of legacy gifts
There are different types of gifts you can leave in your will, depending on your preferences and circumstances. These include:
A share of your estate
Leaving a share of your estate means that you are gifting a portion of the value of your assets after debts, other legacies, and liabilities have been taken care of. This type of gift ensures that Gateshead Health Charity receives a significant contribution that can be used to make a lasting impact.
2. A specific sum
You also have the option to specify a particular sum of money to be gifted to Gateshead Health Charity. This can be a fixed amount or indexed to inflation, ensuring that the value of your gift remains consistent over time.
3. A specific item
If you have a particular item of value, such as jewellery, artwork, or property, you can choose to leave it as a legacy gift to Gateshead Health Charity. This allows you to contribute to our charity while also ensuring that your cherished possessions find a meaningful purpose.
The impact of your gift
By leaving a legacy gift to Gateshead Health Charity, you are making a significant impact on the lives of patients and their families. Your gift can help in the following ways:
Improving patient care
Legacy gifts enable Gateshead Health Charity to invest in the latest equipment, technologies, and treatments that can enhance patient care. By supporting these advancements, you are directly contributing to better healthcare outcomes for the community.
Enhancing the healthcare environment
State-of-the-art facilities play a crucial role in providing a comfortable and healing environment for patients. Your legacy gift can help fund the construction and renovation of healthcare facilities, creating spaces that promote healing and well-being.
Cutting-edge research is essential for developing new treatments and finding cures for diseases. By leaving a legacy gift, you are supporting groundbreaking research that can save lives and improve the quality of medical care.
Supporting staff excellence
Gateshead Health Charity also uses legacy gifts to support the training and development of healthcare professionals. By investing in staff excellence, your gift ensures that patients receive the highest standard of care from a skilled and knowledgeable team.
Providing a positive patient experience
Legacy gifts contribute to enhancing the overall patient experience. Funds can be used to provide additional amenities, services, and support programs that go beyond the basics, making a hospital stay more comfortable and reassuring for patients and their families.
The process of leaving a legacy gift
Leaving a gift in your will to Gateshead Health Charity is a straightforward process. Once you have decided to make a legacy gift, follow these steps:
- Contact your professional advisor, such as a solicitor or financial advisor, to discuss your wishes and the details of your legacy gift.
- Provide your advisor with the necessary information, including the charity name, address, and registered charity number of Gateshead Health Charity.
- Work with your advisor to update your will or create a new will that reflects your wishes for your legacy gift.
- Inform Gateshead Health Charity about your legacy gift so that they can express their gratitude and keep you updated on the impact of your contribution.
Your legacy, their future
Leaving a gift in your will to Gateshead Health Charity is a powerful way to create a better future for patients and their families. Your generosity will ensure that we can continue to provide exceptional care, invest in advancements, and support the well-being of the community.
Remembering Gateshead Health in your will is a generous legacy which can benefit generations of Gateshead people for years to come.Claire King, charitable funds manager
By making a lasting impact through a legacy gift, you become part of a legacy of compassion and support. Your gift will help build a stronger, healthier future for Gateshead and its residents.
Contact us to learn more about leaving a legacy gift and how you can contribute to their mission of improving healthcare for all.