Leave a Gift in Your Will
Your lasting legacy
By remembering Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance in your Will, you are giving our patients the very best chance of survival and recovery when the worst happens. You are giving people the opportunity to make memories for years to come.
1 in 5 missions are funded by gifts in Wills. Every gift, no matter the size, will make a difference to us and our patients. Your legacy will help keep our crew life-saving ready: it could pay for our flight helmets, our ultrasound machines or vital training for our crew. We will be there for those in need and so will you.
How to write your Will
Leaving a charitable gift in your Will is far simpler than many people realise. We always recommend using a professional Will-writing service or solicitor to create or amend your Will. There is no obligation to leave a gift to Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance if you use one of our partner services.
Please note that Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance will not ask you for a donation in order to write a Will.
Through our partnership with Farewill, our supporters have access to the UK’s largest online Will-writer. You can write your Will in under 30 minutes from the comfort of your home.
Farewill offers specialist support and the opportunity to write or update your Will for free, either online or over the phone. To get started, please visit our dedicated page and use the code HIOWAA-WEB:
The process is straight forward, but if you need any help, the Farewill team are on hand to speak with you on 020 8106 8207.
Please note that all the Will-writing services above are provided by third-party organisations who are independent of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance. By participating in any of the Will-writing services above, you become a direct client of the Will provider. Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance reserves the right to withdraw any free or discounted Will-writing services.
How to include us in your Will
We can provide support every step of the way. We promise:
- We will treat all legacy matters with respect and confidentiality.
- We understand that your family and friends come first, so that you can ensure your loved ones will be provided for.
- If you decide to leave us a special gift, we will use it wisely and effectively.
You don’t have to tell us what you decide. But if you would like to tell us, we would love to say thank you, and keep you informed and inspired by our work.
You will need to provide your solicitor or Will-writer with these three pieces of information:
- Charity name: Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance
- Charity address: F4 Adanac Park, Adanac Drive, Nursling, Southampton, Hampshire SO16 0BT
- Registered Charity Number: 1106234
Frequently Asked Questions
If you don’t have a Will, your estate will be divided according to the law when you die. This could mean that your wishes are not carried out as you would want them to be. Having a Will, especially one written by a professional, is the only way of ensuring that your loved ones and chosen charities will be remembered as you wish.
There are three main types of gift that you can leave in your Will:
- A percentage of your estate can make a big difference. You can leave a percentage of your estate after your family and friends are provided for. This is called a residuary gift.
- You can leave a pecuniary gift – which is a fixed sum of money.
- Or you could leave a specific gift such as a piece of jewellery or art, etc.
All gifts are vitally important to the work Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance does. However, residuary gifts (a percentage of your estate) are particularly helpful as they usually maintain or increase their value over time and will remain proportional to the value of your estate as time goes by.
Leaving a gift in your Will is a wonderful way to leave a lasting legacy and will have a powerful impact; saving more lives and giving people the opportunity to make memories for years to come.
We’re very grateful for every gift we receive, no matter how large or small. All of the legacies we receive are used to help us be there for our community, so even a small percentage of your estate would mean a lot to us.
If you decide to leave a gift in your Will, you may not need to make a new one. Small changes to your Will can be stated in a document called a codicil, which is read in conjunction with your Will. However, your solicitor will need our registered address and charity details, which can be found in the ‘How to include us’ section on this page.
We would encourage you to discuss your Will with your solicitor or a Will-writing professional to ensure that all legal requirements are met and that your Will is valid. A properly drafted Will can help reduce the amount of tax payable on your estate and increase the value of the assets that you pass on to the people you care about.
If you do decide to leave a gift in your Will to Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, you will need to discuss this with your solicitor/professional.
As mentioned earlier, to leave a residuary gift, choose the percentage of your estate that you would like to leave to Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance. To leave a pecuniary gift, choose a specific sum of money you would like to leave instead:
‘I give ______% of my residuary estate or £ ______ to Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, F4 Adanac Park, Adanac Drive, Nursling, Southampton, SO16 0BT, registered charity number 1106234 for its charitable purposes, and I further direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other proper officer of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance for the time being shall be a full and sufficient discharge for the said legacy.’
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance is not able to offer legal advice but will be able to assist with simple queries – please find James Webb’s contact details below. Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance is in partnership with The Goodwill Partnership and Farewill, which are able to provide supporters with a simple Will written with no obligation.
Speak to us
If you would like to speak to someone in our office about leaving a gift in your Will to Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, we’re always here to help.
Please call our office on 02380 743510 or email [email protected] for more information.
While we can’t provide any legal advice about leaving a gift in your Will, we can tell you about the difference a gift can make and provide you with the details you’ll need to leave us a gift in your Will.
Find out more
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