Leave a Gift in Your Will

Leaving a donation to Overgate Hospice in your will won’t cost you a penny now but every donation helps to secure the future of our specialist care for local people for many years to come.

Donations gifted in wills fund the care of 1 in every 5 of our patients, showing how vital these legacies are to those who need this care and the people closest to them.  

By leaving a legacy to Overgate, could help ensure that future generations have access to our specialist care services for as long as they may need them.


Thank you for considering leaving Overgate Hospice a gift in your will. There are many ways you can do this and we hope our guide will help with any questions you may have.

There are three types of gifts you could leave: 
- A pecuniary legacy - a gift of a fixed sum of money to a named person or organisation.
- A specific legacy - a gift of a particular item (not money), such as jewellery to a named person or organisation.
- A residuary legacy - a portion, or the entirety of everything that remains after other specific gifts, expenses and taxes have been paid. For example, you could leave as little as 1% of your remaining estate to Overgate Hospice.

We strongly suggest that you consult with a solicitor or will writing professional when you decide to make a will.


What if I already have a will?

It is very important to keep your will up to date. Altering an existing will can be done simply by adding a codicil. This is a separate legal document witnessed in its own right. Again, consulting with a solicitor is the best way to add a codicil and ensure it is legally binding. A codicil must be kept with your will but not attached to it.

How do I word a legacy or codicil?

If you decide to leave a gift in your will to Overgate Hospice please ensure you include the following wording to ensure that no problems arise when your will is executed: Overgate Hospice, Elland - registered charity 511619.

View our helpful guide

For more information about leaving a gift in your will to Overgate Hospice please contact the Fundraising Team on 01422 387121 or email us.