Legacy Appeal

St Margaret of Scotland provides care to the lives of patients with advanced life-limiting illness and to older people with complex medical and nursing needs, their families and friends.

Your legacy would help support the work of Scotland’s oldest and biggest Hospice.

The free care given to the patient, costs £5.5 million pounds each year. St Margaret of Scotland Hospice to maintain the excellence of its services to the local community needs to raise £2 million of those running costs through voluntary fundraising and donations every year.

That requires commitment, passion, drive, and energy from the St Margaret of Scotland community. This invaluable help is essential to maintain the service that the Hospice offers to the local community.

A gift in your will however large or small is a gift to the Hospice to support its work. A will demonstrates your intentions. It is the only certain way of ensuring your wishes are implemented in consideration of your family and friends. A will with your clearly signposted intentions will give you peace of mind and puts your family’s mind at rest in their hour of need.

To make a will or to change your will, you will need to take legal advice. St Margaret of Scotland Hospice can help by booking an appointment on your behalf with participating legal firms; you can also of course discuss the process of making a will independently.

 

The most important steps in preparing a will are to:

  1. Discuss implications of will with immediate family;
  2. Prepare a document listing your assets (what you own and the value if possible) and liabilities (what you owe)
  3. Preparing document will help you and your family understand what your estate (what you own minus what you owe will be worth)

Benefits

  1. If you die intestate (without making a valid will) the state will impose intestacy rules which may conflict with your wishes.
  2. If you are mot married or in a civil partnership, your partner may not inherit your estate if you haven’t made a legal and valid will stating your wishes.
  3. A valid will should also reflect your up-to-date circumstances and wishes.

Why
St Margaret of Scotland Hospice was founded in 1950, when a man with advanced throat cancer approached a Sister of Charity nun. From that initial appeal for help the modern hospice strung, it now offers specialist palliative care and end of life care for people with life–limiting illness and their families.

The history of the Hospice is one of innovation, creativity and dynamism serving a catchment area of North West Glasgow, and East and West Dunbartonshire. The next page of this success story can be enhanced by your generosity by leaving a gift in your will.

A gift is a demonstrable way of showing that you support the work of St Margaret of Scotland in providing specialist care and support to those who need it within your community.

Everybody at St Margaret of Scotland Hospice, the patients, their families, and all the staff and volunteers greatly appreciate the contribution that your gift and support means to the community.

Kind of Gift
Once you have kindly decided to leave a gift to St Margaret of Scotland Hospice, what kind of gift could it take?

Residuary – this is the kind of gift that relates to the residential value of your estate after deductions. It is permissible to leave the whole estate or a percentage to St Margaret of Scotland hospice. An example of the wording is below:

“I give free of inheritance Tax (xx% or total in monies) of the residue of my estate to St Margaret of Scotland Hospice”

Pecuniary – leaving a specified amount.

“I give free of Inheritance Tax the sum of £xx to St Margaret of Scotland Hospice”

Specific non-monetary gift – leaving a particular item

A recent legacy has allowed the Hospice to modernise and extend the Garden Room Conservatory Restaurant thus enhancing the patient and wider Hospice family experience

If you would like more information about making a Will or remembering St Margaret of Scotland Hospice in your Will, please contact fundraising@smh.org.uk or telephone the Hospice on 0141 435 7018.

If you generously consent to leave a gift to the St Margaret of Scotland Hospice please include the following:
Legacy Appeal Brochure
Address: St Margaret of Scotland Hospice
East Barns Street
Clydebank
G81 1EG
Tel: 0141-435-7018
www.smh.org.uk

 

St Margaret of Scotland Hospice is a Company Limited by Guarantee – Company No. 280689. Scottish Registered Charity Number SC005623

If you require more information on this important decision there are various websites that you can visit including: Directgov, Scottish Legal Aid Board.