When you consider writing a Will, your loved ones will of course be your top priority, but many people also wish to leave a gift (also known as a legacy) to a cause or charity that means a lot to them.
One in ten of our patients here at Blythe House are cared for as a direct result of money being left to the hospice in a Will; providing vital income to ensure that we can continue to provide free care and services to those who need it.
The hospice was founded over 30 years ago, thanks to a £1,000 legacy left by Stan Blythe to Reverend Betty Packham. Our 24/7 Hospice at Home service began in 2016 as a result of a generous legacy, providing vital care and support to patients in our local community who wish to die in the comfort of their own home.
Not all gifts in Wills are monetary; you may wish to leave much-loved items in Blythe House’s name. For example, in 2020, a gentleman very kindly bequeathed many boxes of model railway artefacts and memorabilia, so that we could sell them via the hospice’s eBay store to raise funds.
To find out more, please contact Katie Holt, Supporter Engagement Officer, on: