Did you know? Blythe House was founded over 30 years ago, thanks to a £1,000 legacy left by Stan Blythe to Reverend Betty Packham.
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.
As well as the hospice being founded thanks to a gift in Stan’s will, our 24/7 Hospice at Home service was established in 2016 thanks to a legacy donation.
Not all gifts in wills are monetary; you may wish to leave much-loved items in Blythe House’s name. For example, 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: