Leaving a gift in your Will

A gift in your Will is a vital way of funding the future of Mountbatten and our ability to continue to support the Island community for years to come with expert care and support when facing death, dying and bereavement. Every year we need to raise millions and we currently care for more people than ever before while the number of people needing our support continues to rise. One in three people on the Isle of Wight do not access Mountbatten care and support services when they are eligible. A gift in your Will of any size will mean we secure the future of Mountbatten and reach those people who do not currently get the support they deserve through death, dying and bereavement.

Information and advice on leaving a gift in your Will

We always recommend that you speak directly to a solicitor regarding making or changing any detail in your Will and they will be able to suggest one of the following ways to support Mountbatten  -

Residuary Gift – A gift of all or a percentage of your estate, after other gifts to family and friends are made and debts paid.

Pecuniary Gift – This is a fixed sum of money. Every pound will make a difference to us.

Specific Gift – A particular item, or house contents, which we could sell in our shops.

Adding a Codicil to your existing Will – Codicils are a way of giving a gift to Mountbatten without amending your existing Will. Your solicitor will advise you on the best way to go about this.

By supporting Mountbatten in your Will your legacy will be playing a part in securing the future provision of our care and support for years to come for the Island Community. It is important to remember that any gift in your will must be gifted to ‘Earl Mountbatten Hospice’ (registered charity number: 1039086). Any gifts left to other charities will not support the work of Mountbatten or directly benefit Island people accessing our end of life care services.