Leaving a gift to us in your Will

Leaving us a gift in your will is a great way for us to continue our life-changing work. Although over a third of the population say they’d happily leave a charitable gift in their will once family and friends had been provided for, only 7% actually do.
Gifts in wills make up a significant part of our donations. However, we know many more people want to write or update their will to include our charity but don't get around to it.

What kind of gifts can I give?

We are very grateful for any gift you leave to us in your Will, however big or small they may be. These can include:

  • A share of your estate.  After you have provided for your family and friends, you can leave a share, or the remainder, of your estate to us. This is called a ‘residuary gift’.
  • Cash gift. Known as a ‘pecuniary gift’, this is when you leave an exact sum of money to charity.
  • A specific gift.  Over the years we’ve received unwanted shares.
  • A gift in trust.  You can leave a gift  for someone  to use  over a period of time. When the time has ended, the money can be allocated to other causes, such as a charity.
  • For more information please consult a professional and the information below.

A quick guide to leaving a gift in your Will

Our quick guide makes leaving a gift, to St George's Kidney Patients Association, as simple as possible.

  1. We recommend that you use a solicitor to have your will drafted or updated, as this will ensure that your wishes are carried out correctly.
  2. If you don't have a solicitor, you can find a solicitor near you in England, Wales or Scotland. A local solicitor to the hospital has provided some information to help you and is offering specific help to St George's Kidney Patients.
  3. If you would like your gift to go to a particular use please let us know and we’ll let you know whether we can meet your request.
  4. You can also dedicate your gift to someone close to you, if you’d like to.
  5. Let us know about your gift so we can thank you. It also allows us to commit to which  projects we can fund.
  6. Please include our full name: ‘St George’s Kidney Patients Association, St. George’s Hospital, Blackshaw Road, Tooting, London SW17 0QT (Registered Charity No. 1021655).’

This information is not exhaustive and we recommend taking independent professional advice when writing your will.

A gift in your Will can help us continue with our work to improve the lives of renal patients at St George’s Hospital.

A brief guide to writing a will.

We have written a brief guide that you can download and print.  We hope you will find this useful, however this is not a substitute for professional advice.

Are you a Solicitor or Executor?

If you are an executor or solicitor and would like some help please email us at donations@sgkpa.org.uk.

Terms and Conditions - the small print

The information provided on this site is not exhaustive and we recommend taking independent professional advice when writing your will.

You are not required to leave a donation in your will to St George's Kidney Patients Association in order to use the services offered by any solicitor mentioned on this site.

Please note that the services are provided by the solicitor, not St George's Kidney Patients Association. Should you choose to use the services of the solicitor, you will enter into a direct contractual relationship with the relevant provider and not St George's Kidney Patients Association.

Although St George's Kidney Patients Association has no reason to believe that the services provided by any solicitors mentioned on this site are of poor quality or are unreasonably expensive, it does not endorse or guarantee that the services provided are of good quality or that they are of better quality than any other providers in the field of wills services.

St George's Kidney Patients Association recommends that you carry out your own independent research on the providers in the same field and only choose the services if you are satisfied with their quality of service and level of charges,

St George's Kidney Patients Association excludes all liabilities, losses, damages, claims, costs and expenses arising as a result of your use of the services provided by any service providcer mentioned here, unless the liabilities, losses, damages, claims, costs and expenses are caused as a direct result of St George's Kidney Patients Association's negligent act.

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