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Wills & legacies
Donate through your will
On average, 2 million children in the UK require hospital treatment each year. With a gift in your will, you can help us alleviate the emotional, practical and financial stress of families with seriously ill children.
Once you have considered your family and friends, please consider leaving a life-changing gift in your will to The Sick Children’s Trust. 

How to Make a Donation Through Your Will 

Making a will is easy and relatively inexpensive. The best method is to use a solicitor, to ensure that the document drawn up is legal, preventing any future problems. 

If you do not have a will, then it is very easy to include a donation to The Sick Children's Trust when drawing one up. If you do have an existing will, then amendments can easily be made to include a donation, through writing a 'Codicil'. Your solicitor can advise you on how to do this.

Types of Donation

There are two ways to support The Sick Children's Trust through your will: 
• Leaving a specific amount or pecuniary gift 
• Through a residuary bequest

Suggested wording for a pecuniary bequest 
I give the sum of ...... pounds to The Sick Children’s Trust (Registered Charity No. 284416) of Lower Ground Floor, 88 Leadenhall Street, London EC3A 3BP and the receipt of the Chief Executive or other proper officer for the time being of The Sick Children’s Trust shall be a complete discharge to my Executors.

Leaving a proportion of what is left of your Estate once all the pecuniary gifts have been distributed (a proportion of the residue).

Suggested wording for a residuary bequest 
I give (%) of the residue of my real and personal estate which I can dispose of by Will in any manner I think proper to The Sick Children’s Trust (Registered Charity No. 284416) of Lower Ground Floor, 88 Leadenhall Street, London EC3A 3BP and the receipt of the Chief Executive or other proper officer for the time being of The Sick Children’s Trust shall be a complete discharge to my Executors.

Leaving a proportion of the residue of your Estate is a way of safe-guarding the value of your gift, as gifts of specific amounts will decrease in value over time due to inflation. 

Make a difference!

We hope that you will feel able to support many seriously ill children and their families in the future through including The Sick Children’s Trust in your will. If you do choose to make The Sick Children’s Trust a beneficiary, please let us know, so that we can keep you up to date with all the developments in our 'Homes from Home'. 

Thank you. 

If you have any questions, or would like any further information about The Sick Children's Trust, please contact Jane Featherstone  or call her on 020 7283 4854. 
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