Leaving a gift in your Will

With a gift in your Will you have the power to give Island people the support they deserve through death, dying and bereavement.

Gifts in Wills help fund our Mountbatten Nurses to look after people at home, in familiar surroundings. They fund our hospice ward and the medicines and equipment needed to give dying patients the greatest comfort possible. They enable those with long term life-limiting illnesses to benefit from music and art therapy, helping them to carry on living, whist dying. And they give a family bereavement counselling to help them come to terms with the death of a loved one.

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 help reach those people who do not currently get the support they need and make the difference between our community facing death alone and being supported through death, dying and bereavement with Mountbatten by their side.

Gifts in Wills fund around a third of our work every year and with the growing demand for our services they are vital in securing the future of Mountbatten and our ability to continue to support the Island community for years to come.

After you have looked after your family and friends, please consider leaving a gift in your Will to Mountbatten.

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.

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.

If you have any questions or queries, please contact Jax Jones on (01983) 217332.