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Leaving a Gift in your Will

Leaving a Gift in your Will

 

You can help shape and protect the future of your family, friends and community, by leaving a gift in your will to St. James’s Hospital. Even a small gift will make a difference to the treatment of our patients.

 

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When making a will, after you have provided for your loved ones, there are a number of different options that you can consider:

  • A financial gift of a sum of money
  • A gift of company shares you might hold
  • A gift of an asset you have
  • A residual gift, leave all or a percentage of your estate, after making a number of specific request
  • A reversionary legacy, is a gift that you can leave to a charity, but a named person may have the use of this asset during his or her lifetime. On their death, the asset transfers to the charity.

As a registered charity, your legacy to St. James’s Hospital will be exempt from inheritance tax.

 

We set out here some suggested wording against such gifts but we do encourage you to always consult with your solicitor, who will be able to advise you.

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Leaving a Gift in your Will to St. James's Hospital

Sample Wording for Residents in the Republic of Ireland

Financial Gift:

“I give the sum of €………. (in figures and words) to St. James’s Hospital Foundation, Dublin (Charity Number CHY7369) to be used for the general charitable purposes of St. James’s Hospital, Dublin. I direct that the receipt from the CEO of the St. James’s Hospital Foundation shall be sufficient discharge to my Executor(s)”.

 

Gift of an Asset

“I give my ….(insert full description and location) to St. James’s Hospital Foundation, Dublin (Charity Number CHY7269) to be used for the general charitable purposes of St. James’s Hospital, Dublin. I direct that the receipt from the CEO of the St James Hospital Foundation shall be sufficient discharge to my Executor(s)”.

 

Residual Gift

“I give the whole (or a …%share) of the residue of my estate to St. James’s Hospital Foundation, Dublin (Charity Number CHY7269) to be used for the general charitable purposes of St. James’s Hospital, Dublin. I direct that the receipt from the CEO of the St. James’s Hospital Foundation shall be sufficient discharge to my Executor(s)”.

 

Reversionary legacy

You will need to set out the wording to suit your particularly needs, but the wording above can also be adapted with advice from your solicitor.

If you particularly wanted to leave a gift to specific area of St. James’s Hospital, please state this in your will and your wishes can then be followed through.

 

If you live outside of the Republic of Ireland, please get in touch with us for further information and also speak with your solicitor.

Best Will Week 2016

St. James’s Hospital Foundation is a member of My Legacy. My Legacy is a successful joint initiative of over 60 Irish charities which aims to raise public awareness of the importance of making a will and leaving charitable gifts in wills through an on-going campaign. Further information is available at www.mylegacy.ie

 

Best Will Week is an initiative run by Mylegacy which takes place from 31st October to 4th November to highlight the importance of leaving a gift in your will and the difference that gift will make to a charity. During Best Will Week, participating solicitors across the country will be making time to discuss your will. If you are interested in making a will, or up-dating an existing will, we are asking you during this time, to consider leaving a gift to St James’s Hospital once loved ones have been taken care of. To see a list of participating solicitors please visit www.mylegacy.ie

Letting us Know

Making a will is a very private matter, but if you would like to inform us of your intentions, and discuss further the options, all conversations will be treated in the strictest confidence. Please contact Clodagh Memery, in our office here at St. James’s Hospital, who will be delighted to be of assistance.

T: (01) 428 4086
Email: clodagh@supportstjames.ie