Suggested Wordings and Glossary

Suggested wordings to help you make your Gift

We strongly recommend using a specialist solicitor or Will-writing expert to help create or change your Will. They can advise and support you to ensure that your estate is distributed exactly according to your wishes and on how to minimise the impact of Inheritance Tax.

If you do decide to leave a Gift in your Will to St Peter's Hospice you will need to provide clear and unambiguous instruction to your executors. Here is some wording we recommend you discuss with your solicitor:

  • For a residuary (share of your estate) legacy: "I give all / a fraction / a percentage of the residue of my estate absolutely to, St Peter's Hospice, Charlton Road, Brentry, Bristol, BS10 6NL, Registered Charity Number 269177, to be applied by St Peter’s Hospice for its charitable purposes, and I further direct that the receipt of the Hon. Treasurer or any other proper officer of St Peter’s Hospice for the time being shall be sufficient discharge to my trustees."
  • For pecuniary (cash) legacy: "I give to St Peter's Hospice, Charlton Road, Brentry, Bristol, BS10 6NL, Registered Charity Number 269177, absolutely, the sum of (amount in figures, amount in words) to be applied by St Peter’s Hospice for its charitable purposes, and I further direct that the receipt of the Hon. Treasurer or any other proper officer of St Peter's Hospice for the time being shall be sufficient discharge to my trustees."
  • For a specific gift: "I give to St Peter's Hospice, Charlton Road, Brentry, Bristol, BS10 6NL, Registered Charity Number 269177, absolutely, (write in here whatever you wish to give) to be applied by St Peter's Hospice for its charitable purposes, and I further direct that the receipt of the Hon. Treasurer or any other proper officer of St Peter's Hospice for the time being shall be sufficient discharge to my trustees."

However you choose to support St Peter's Hospice, please ensure that any instruction clearly includes our unique registered charity number 269177. This will ensure your gift arrives safely and promptly.

Glossary of common terms

  • Estate:
    The property, including money, owned by the deceased, after any debts and/or expenses have been taken into account.
  • Beneficiaries:
    People or organisations – for example, a charity – who benefit from a Will.
  • Executors:
    Person(s) appointed in a Will by the testator to deal with the estate after his/her death.
  • Guardian(s):
    Person(s) appointed in a Will by the testator to look after his/her children, if there is no-one else with parental responsibility to do so.
  • Residuary gift:
    A share of the estate (i.e. percentage) allocated in the Will by the testator.
  • Pecuniary gift:
    A single, precise cash gift from your estate.
  • A specific gift:
    An individual valuable item, such as an antique or piece of jewellery.
  • Testator:
    A person who has made a Will or given a legacy.

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