Support us Gifts in Wills Many people like to leave a gift in their Will to support a cause that has been important in their life. Thank you so much for visiting this page, it shows you are thinking about Oxford Hospitals Charity and that means so much. Gifts in Wills have an enormous impact on our hospitals, funding the latest medical equipment and pioneering research, providing extra support for our special staff, and creating more comfortable and welcoming hospital environments for patients, young and old. READ HOW RECENT LEGACIES HAVE MADE A BIG DIFFERENCE A lasting legacy - Brenda's kind legacy to support our Heart Centre Raise a cuppa to Ron - the special legacy gift from a kind-hearted caretaker Legacy gift funds state-of-the-art CT scanner to help 19,000 patients a year You may be thinking about leaving a gift in your Will because of the care you or a loved one has received. This is such a special way to say thank you. You may wish to leave a gift that will have a positive impact on your local community. With Oxford Hospitals Charity, you know that your donation will stay local, directly benefitting people in our region. Or you may simply want to help others at the time of their greatest need – and you can be assured your donation can do just that. In fact, if you have been a patient in one of our hospitals, you may well have directly benefitted from improvements that gifts in Wills have funded. A gift in your Will, whether big or small, can help transform care for hundreds and even thousands of local patients for years to come. Gifts of this kind are so important to our hospitals, and we are incredibly grateful that you are considering making this special step. Legacies have enabled our charity to make inspiring improvements to care across all our hospitals – the John Radcliffe, Horton General, Churchill and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre. In recent years gifts through Wills helped us to build the Oxford Children's Hospital, and fund major projects at the Churchill, the Oxford Eye Hospital, the John Radcliffe Emergency Department, the Brodey Cancer Centre at the Horton as well as support pioneering cancer and cardiac research projects. We know that the decision to leave a gift in your Will is unique and personal, so we are always here to answer your questions and talk to you about your personal wishes and support you in any way we can. Make a Will for free! Oxford Hospitals Charity works with Make a Will Online to offer a free, online Will-writing service to our supporters. You can make a solicitor-checked Will securely and conveniently in as little as 30 minutes from the comfort of your own home, at no cost to you. START YOUR WILL HERE Once you’ve completed your Will, our Charity will learn about the existence of your Will and any gifts you pledge. This is extremely helpful for us but if you would prefer to keep this information completely confidential, please use this link, and no information will be shared with us. We understand that some supporters prefer a gift to remain private, and we entirely respect that decision. When to see a solicitor If you have a large or complex estate (for example, if it is above the Inheritance Tax threshold), or if you would rather make your Will face-to-face with a traditional solicitor, you can find a local solicitor through the Law Society. Where possible we encourage broad support, such as choosing to support our Charity as a whole – so we can direct your gift to our areas of greatest need – or one of our hospitals or larger medical areas. This also ensures any donation is flexible enough to adjust to future advances in medical technology. Please make sure your solicitors use our full name: Oxford Hospitals Charity, our charity number: 1175809, and our registered address: Unipart House, Garsington Road, Oxford, OX4 2PG. If you would like to specify a particular hospital or area, it is helpful to say ‘I wish to support …' as this means if the area is re-named, or medical technology changes substantially, we can ensure your gift can still be used. Please check back here soon – we are not only updating this page, but we are revising our Guide to Leaving a Gift in your Will, which will be available as a download and a hard copy. Many supporters like to leave a gift in their Will to support the hospitals that have been so important during their lifetime. We are so enormously grateful to anyone considering taking this momentous step. Thank you so much.