A gift that will leave a lasting legacy

Tuesday 03 Aug 2021
Leave a lasting legacy to Overgate Hospice
This year Overgate Hospice celebrates its’ 40th year of helping local people and their families at a time they need it most. During this special anniversary, we are looking ahead to a future of care that we hope will be there for generations to come. 

The Hospice first came about when Sylvia Graucob’s husband Find died in 1978 and Sylvia began to consider what should be done with the family home, Overgate. In 1979, Sylvia met with Dr Quinn, one of two doctors looking to set-up Calderdale’s first Hospice, who inspired her with his vision of what a hospice could provide for the community. Since then, the caring team of doctors, nurses and many other staff members have cared for over 10,000 families.  Overgate Hospice is Sylvia and Find’s legacy; here for the people of our community should they ever need our specialist care and support. 

Head of Fundraising Faye Henderson said; “A lasting legacy is a gift made in your will to Overgate Hospice that would help to secure the care for future generations to come. Gifts in wills currently fund the care of 1 in every 5 patients at the Hospice and without those who have very kindly left their own legacy; we simply wouldn’t still be here.”

Alison Harwood, CEO said; “As we reach a huge milestone this year, it is not only an opportunity to look back at the amazing care and support that has been given over the years to so many local families but it also encourages us to look ahead to our future. Income from gifts in wills is hugely important to us and we hope to encourage our local community to consider this option of support to their local Hospice to help us be here for another 40 years.”

Laura Golding, Director of Income Generation said; “It is a privilege to see first-hand the gifts that have been written into a will and see how those gifts make such a difference to the lives of others. It really is true that legacy gifts are so vital to charities and to the Hospice, they mean that we can carry on providing the very best care and loving support the people of our community.”

If you would like to find out more about leaving a legacy then you can below

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