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Leave a gift in your will

A legacy to make a difference

By including a gift in your will, we’ll be here for the people you care about

Gifts in wills are vital

It costs more than £10 million to run the hospice each year, and we receive less than a third of our funding from the NHS. So we rely on the generosity of our community to allow us to provide expert care, and gifts in wills play an incredibly important role. 

With our current funds, for every person we currently help there are two others we can’t help. That means two in three terminally ill people in your community are being left to manage their illness without hospice support.

With your support, we can be there for everyone when life comes full circle.

How to leave a gift in your will

Writing or updating your will is simple to do. If you are considering leaving a gift to St Catherine’s Hospice in your will, contact us on: 01293 447 361 or email: giftsinwills@stch.org.uk and see our helpful guides below.

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Nothing prepares you for the news that your wife has cancer, but thanks to St Catherine’s, our local hospice, Jenny and I were able to enjoy some of the most precious moments of our marriage…it’s why I have chosen to leave a gift in my will to St Catherine’s.

Terry O’Leary – Chair of Trustees, whose wife Jenny (pictured) was cared for by St Catherine’s Hospice.

Why you should leave a gift

Gifts in wills fund the care of one in every four of our patients.

1 in 4 patients are cared for thanks to gifts in wills


We care for around 2,000 terminally ill people and their families each year


30% of people we care for have a diagnosis other than cancer


How to include St Catherine’s Hospice in your will

It’s really easy to include a gift in your will to St Catherine’s. We recommend using a solicitor to draw up your will, or to add a codicil (an official document for amendments) if you’d like to update your existing will. Your solicitor will make sure your wishes are clear and provide the correct wording.

Important details for your solicitor

St Catherine’s Hospice

Malthouse Road, Crawley,

West Sussex, RH10 6BH

Registered charity number: 281362

Need help finding a solicitor?

If you need help finding a local solicitor, contact The Law Society:


Tel: 020 7320 5650

By including a gift in my will, it’s my way of making sure St Catherine’s can be there to look after other local people in the years and decades to come.


Marianne – whose husband Jim was cared for at St Catherine’s Hospice



Keeping in touch

We’d love to hear from you!

Whilst we respect that you might like to keep your decision to leave a gift to St Catherine’s in your will personal, it’s always lovely when people kindly take the time to let us know their intentions.

To let us know your intentions or if you have any other questions, please call us on: 01293 447361 or email: giftsinwills@stch.org.uk


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