Will Meeting

A gift in your Will

Will Meeting

A gift in your Will

Did you know: gifts in Wills fund 15% of the care ellenor provide each year?

Thanks to the generosity of our community, ellenor is able to provide expert, tailored care for patients and families, facing life limiting illness. And gifts in Wills fund a substantial part of the specialist care we provide every day.

How your gift will ensure a future for hospice care

Every day since 1985, our committed and dedicated teams have continued to provide the very best care for patients and families facing life limiting illness.

By choosing to leave a gift in your Will to ellenor, you will be ensuring that no one has to face death alone. You will be part of the ellenor family, helping to provide vital care and support to people of all ages – babies, children and adults.

With demand for our services growing each year, your gift is needed more than ever. In 2019/2020 we received 4,340 new referrals for our services. As the number of people in our community grows, so does the need for our services.

By leaving a gift in your Will you will be supporting everything our hospice does; from specialist end of life care for adults and children, to tailored counselling and bereavement care for patients and their families. 

After looking after your family and friends, we would be so grateful if you would consider leaving a gift in your Will to ellenor, because your gift will allow us to continue to be there for every patient and family who needs us - today and into the future.

You don't need to be wealthy to support your local hospice; we receive gifts in all shapes and sizes - your gift can be:

  • A fixed sum of money
  • A percentage of your estate
  • An item, such as artwork and jewelry.

Whatever the size of your gift, it will mean so much to us and the families we support.



Considering Leaving a gift in your Will?

If you would like to speak to one of the team about leaving a gift to ellenor in your Will.

Please contact our Fundraising team on 01322 626 509.

Julie and Melanie remember their mum, Joyce Gaynor

“It was over 25 years ago that our Dad passed away, but our Mum never forgot the amazing support he received from ellenor’s Nurses in his final days. From then on she always supported the charity and it was no surprise to my sister and I that she left a donation in her will. We pass that donation forward with our blessing in the hope that valuable support can continue to be offered to people at such a difficult times”

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Frequently asked questions

Writing and planning a Will can be a daunting process, but it doesn't have to be. We've answered some of the most commonly asked questions below to help you.

This information is only for guidance: you should always consult a professional Solicitor or Will Writer before making any decisions regarding your Will.

Why is it important to make a Will?

Very simply, because it makes it easier for those that you leave behind – your loved ones.


When you die, everything that you own (money, property, possessions etc) needs to be passed on and making a Will, makes sure that it goes exactly where you want it to.


No Will means the Intestacy laws will determine who’s going to get what (and that might not go where you want it to go to).


Not only that, but there are legal requirements that need to be actioned after you’ve passed on and a Will allows you to nominate who should handle your affairs. So even if your estate is relatively small, it’s still helpful for your nominated person to have the legal authority to be able to quickly get on with sorting everything out.

What kind of gift can I leave in my Will?

Here are three of the ways people chose to leave a gift in their Will to ellenor:

  • A share of what is left after all other gifts and expenses have been paid. For example, you could choose to share 99% between friends and family and then gift the remaining 1% to ellenor

  • A specific sum of money. The is no minimum amount you can leave the hospice, every penny you gift will be so gratefully received.

  • An item of value. For example, jewellery, antiques, paintings or stocks and shares, which can then be sold to fund ellenor's vital work. 

Whatever you decide to gift to ellenor will be so gratefully received, and will ensure that we can continue to be there when patients and families need us most. 

What difference will my gift make?

In the financial year 2020-21 over £900,000 was raised for ellenor through gifts in Wills.

Simply put ellenor would not be able to support our patients without generous people leaving a gift to ellenor in their Will.

With increasing referrals, conditions becoming more complex and research suggesting there are a vast number of families that would hugely benefit from our help, the need to find additional funds is crucial – especially for the future.

Your gift will make a difference to hundreds of families for many in years to come, no matter the amount you choose to leave to ellenor - you will be making a difference.

How can I leave a gift in my Will to ellenor?

Leaving a gift to ellenor is simple

The most important information to include in your Will are our name, address and registered charity number, which you can find below:

Coldharbour Road
DA11 7HQ

Registered charity number in England and Wales (1121561).

When writing or updating your Will, we would always recommend using a solicitor or an experienced Will writer.


Can I leave a gift in my Will in memory of a loved one?

Yes. Many of the gifts we received here at ellenor are made in memory of someone special - and gifts in Wills are no different. 

By leaving a gift in memory of a loved one, you will be ensuring that we can continue to provide the very best care and support to families in our community - in their name. 

Please do let us know if you have chosen to leave a gift in memory of someone so we can ensure that, when the time comes, you and your loved one are remembered for your kindness. 

Contact our Senior Fundraising Officer, Emma Bowles on emma.bowles@ellenor.org or call 07818 689 896.

Speak to the team...

To find out more about leaving a gift in your Will, please contact:

Emma Bowles

Senior Individual Giving Officer

Telephone: 07818 689 896

Email: emma.bowles@ellenor.org