Choose how you would like to help
Donations can be gifted to a specific ward or service, but those that are donated simply to one of our hospitals are particularly helpful as they can be used wherever the need is most pressing. Such donations are held in designated funds and the money earmarked specifically for whatever the donor wishes. On very rare occasions where this proves not to be possible, these funds may be re-designated and spent on a very close alternative.
Donations can be made:
- Online: You can donate securely online using the button below. Please note that this will open a new browser window and take you to the Virgin money giving website to make your donation
- Complete a donation form and return it via post or e-mail to the Trust.
- Complete a standing order form to make regular donations and return it via post or e-mail to the Trust
- Make a cash donation which can be handed to the cashier’s offices at any of our hospitals
- Donate through your will by leaving a legacy/bequest to the Trust
Legacies in wills
Have you considered including a gift to your favourite charity in your will? As the largest single source of income to UK charities, legacies make a vital difference to good causes across the country. A legacy allows you to make your mark on the world by providing for a good cause that is close to your heart. Free of inheritance tax, a donation made in your will can also help reduce the tax burden on your estate.
How does it work?
A charitable legacy could be a gift of money or of any other assets that you leave behind. While there are a number of options to consider, there are two main types of charitable legacies; pecuniary and residuary. Pecuniary legacies specify a sum of money or item of value to be donated, whilst a residuary legacy allows you to donate a percentage of the net value of your estate or the remaining sum after you have provided for family and friends.
What do you need to do?
To leave a legacy to charity, you simply need to include details of the donation in your Will. This can be done by writing a will, by making an amendment or ‘codicil’ to an existing will or by setting up a Trust. Your solicitor or professional adviser will be able to tell you more. Please contact the Charities Team on (01522) 573433 to find out more about leaving a legacy to United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust Charitable Funds today.
Visit ‘Remember a Charity’ to find out more about charitable legacies today. The Trust is always delighted and grateful to receive legacies, but it is very helpful if people do not specify too precisely what the money should be used for. This is because changes in the type of equipment used, the names of wards or units, or even the treatment provided may mean that services are different to those named when the Trust receives your legacy. A suggested example of the wording for legacies is shown below.
Sample legacy wording
I give and bequeath the sum of £…… / I leave the residue of my Estate to United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, or its successors, for the benefit of the Trust generally*.
I declare that the receipt of the Treasurer for the time being to the said NHS Trust shall be sufficient discharge to my executors.”
* The following may be added if you wish your donation to be for the specific benefit of a ward, department etc:
… without imposing trust, but with the wish that it be used for the benefit of ……… Hospital / ……… Ward / ……… Department / ……… Research. (delete as applicable)
For further information, please contact our charities team.
When making a donation please consider Gift Aid. Gift Aid is a Government scheme which enables us to claim back 25p from the Inland Revenue for every £1 donated at no additional cost to the donor. This would make your donation even more valuable to us. The only stipulation is that Gift Aid can only be reclaimed by the charity if you are a UK taxpayer. To gift aid our donation you just need to complete the relevant section on our donation form.