Leaving a gift in your Will is one of the most valuable and lasting ways that you can support Demelza. Not only will you know where your support is going, but you’ll know you would have helped us help others.

Not only will you know where your support is going, but you’ll know you would have helped us help others.

Why leave a gift in your Will?

Writing a Will gives you the flexibility to donate any sum, large or small, to charities or causes close to your heart, while ensuring loved ones are taken care of. It is important to have an up-to-date Will, especially if you have family or property.

It costs nothing during your lifetime but will have a powerful impact for years to come, by helping to pay for vital children's hospice care. By leaving a gift in your Will, you will help us to continue our work for years to come.

How will my donation benefit Demelza?

By leaving us a legacy in your Will you will be helping us to provide clinical and emotional support to families within your community.

No matter how big or small, your gift will be helping with their wellbeing, confidence, resilience and empowering them to do their very best during the most difficult of times.

You will be helping them to smile, to laugh and offering the rare opportunity to relax. Mostly, you will be creating memories for families who don’t know how long they will have together, and that is priceless.

"We married later in life, having not seen each other for many years, so we don’t have any children. To see how the lovely children are suffering breaks my heart so we want to give something back for you to be able to continue to look after them".

- Jenny and Terry Millen have kindly left a gift in their Will, to Demelza.

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Will writing doesn't have to be difficult! Demelza has partnered with Farewill, an online Will writing platform, to make it easier than ever to write your Will. If after you have made provision for your loved ones, you would like to remember Demelza in your Will, we would be very grateful.

To claim your free Will, click the button below or enter code “DEMELZA2” at check-out.

How to write a Will

Making a Will is usually straightforward and inexpensive. You can write a Will yourself, using a Will writing service, or get a solicitor to write your Will.

We recommend that you seek professional advice and consult a solicitor who are specialists in this area. They will help guide you through the Will writing process, and offer personal Will advice.

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Residue legacy

A residue legacy or residue gift is a share of your estate, the value of which is determined once all cash gifts and gifts of specific items have been paid. An advantage of this kind of gift is that its value tends to change in line with the value of your estate.

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Cash legacy

A cash legacy is a cash sum of a fixed amount determined by you when you write your Will. It is also known as a pecuniary gift. This can be helpful for you as you can clearly see how much money is being left to charity. However, it will not reflect inflation, so the overall value to Demelza may be less.

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Item specific legacy

You may wish to leave a specific item of value, for example jewellery, paintings, antiques, vehicles. Generally, we will arrange for such gifts to be valued and then sold to raise funds to support the care we provide.

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Codicil

If you already have a Will, you can add a gift to Demelza by getting your solicitor to prepare a supplement called a codicil. This is an additional document that explains, modifies, or revokes all or part of a Will. Take a look at our codicil form.

Writing a Will is usually straightforward and inexpensive. The cost will vary depending on if you write a Will yourself, use a Will writing service, or get a solicitor to write your Will.

You can write your Will for free using Farewill; a Will writing company that Demelza has partnered with. Simply enter enter code “DEMELZA2” at check-out.

If you would like to remember Demelza in your Will, we would be very grateful.


Demelza has partnered with Farewill, an online Will writing platform, which offers an easy and free way to write your Will. 

To claim it, visit Farewill's Demelza page and enter code “DEMELZA2” at check-out.

If you would like to remember Demelza in your Will, we would be very grateful.


The cost will vary depending on if you write it yourself, use a Will writing service, or use a solicitor, but they're usually inexpensive.

Demelza has partnered with Farewill; a Will writing company who can help you write your Will for free! Simply enter enter code “DEMELZA2” at check-out.

If you would like to remember Demelza in your Will, we would be very grateful.


Yes you can write a Will yourself.

But it is recommended that you seek professional advice and consult a solicitor who are specialists in this area, especially if your Will is not straightforward.

Get in touch

To discuss leaving a gift in your Will or to get a free booklet about how to write a Will, please contact Lisa Clark, Senior Legacy and In Memory Fundraiser, on 01795 845275 or email lisa.clark@demelza.org.uk

Alternatively, fill out the form below and someone will be in touch with you shortly.

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