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.

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.

By remembering us in your Will, you’ll help us to make a difference. Thanks to the wonderful generosity of those who support us in a wide variety of ways, all of our services to our families are provided entirely free of charge.

However large or small, every gift, in every Will, can help children, young people and families with a terminal illness and facing the end of their life.

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.

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

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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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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.