Wills and Legacies
Help shape the future of your local hospitals
You can leave a real footprint in the future by taking the time to make a Will which gives you peace of mind and ensures that the people you love, and the causes you care about most, are provided for.
After taking care of your loved ones, leaving a legacy to Over and Above you will be helping to ensure that future generations benefit from the very best health care and latest equipment in your local hospital. If you would like to talk to us about remembering the Trust’s hospitals and services in your will, please contact us.
- Call the fundraising team on 01271 311772
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, you may wish to pass this information to your solicitor, if you would prefer them to contact us.
Please let the charity office know if you intend to leave a legacy by completing our Legacy Pledge Form and returning it to us.
A lasting tribute
Many families wish to create a lasting tribute to their loved one by making a gift or raising money to support a worthy project in their memory. A gift to our registered charity “Over and Above” (registered no.1051463) will help to transform the care that family and friends receive long into the future.
To talk about how you can achieve the memorial that will mean the most to you and your family and friends, please contact Ian Roome on 01271 311772.
Alternatively you can set up an online donation page to remember your loved one at www.justgiving.com/ndevonhealth/remember
How can you help change the healthcare for future generations in your community?
A gift in your Will, no matter how big or small, can make a real difference to your community long into the future. There is a long tradition in northern Devon of legacies improving care in local hospitals.
There are several different types of legacies and choosing how to make your gift is an important decision. Your solicitor can provide more details, but as a rough guide:
A Residuary legacy is a gift of the remainder or a percentage of the remainder your estate after all other legacies have been made and debts cleared. Since they are not for a specific sum of money, legacies of this type keep up with inflation.
A Pecuniary legacy is a gift of a fixed sum of money. Over time, the value of this kind of gift may decrease as inflation rises.
A Specific legacy is when you leave a specific item, such as jewellery, a work of art or home. It is always best to talk with us before leaving such a gift to make sure that they can use the gift as you would have wished.
A Contingent legacy is a gift that comes to the charity only if another event has happened, such as another beneficiary dying before you do.
The most common type of legacies are residuary or pecuniary and you may like to share this sample wording with your solicitor:
For a Residuary Bequest: I give a [share %] of the residue of my estate to the Over and Above (charity number 1051463) with a wish that it be used for the benefit of general charitable purpose at Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust [OR with a wish that it be used for the benefit of a specific area, hospital or fund].
For a Pecuniary Bequests: I give the sum of £…….[in figures and words] from my estate to Over and Above (charity number 1051463) with a wish that it be used for the benefit of any general charitable purpose at Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust [OR with a wish that it be used for the benefit of an area, hospital or fund].
Once you have made the decision to leave a gift in your Will to Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust, you may like to think about what you would like that gift to do. There have been occasions in the past when we have not been able to accept bequests as the wording has been too restrictive. It is also, of course, impossible to predict every medical advance or new development. We therefore ask that you consider leaving a gift to our General Purposes Fund as this will ensure that our charity trustee’s can direct funds where we need them most.
If you wish to support a more specialised area, or discuss how your gift might be commemorated in the hospitals, a member of our Fundraising staff would be happy to talk with you on 01271 311772.
Your support really will make a difference and leave a footprint for the future.