Wills And Legacies

Lasting Gift of Good Health to Local Patients

Writing a Will is the only way to make clear your personal wishes and ensure your loved ones are taken care of.  At Scannappeal we firmly believe loved ones come first, but you may also feel able to leave a gift to a charitable cause close to your heart.

Gifts in Wills are extremely important to Scannappeal, providing life-changing and life-saving state of the art screening and diagnostic equipment for hospitals across Buckinghamshire.  Patients at Amersham, Stoke Mandeville and Wycombe hospitals have all benefited from the generosity of legacy gifts left to Scannappeal and future gifts will support our vision of continuing to fund advanced medical equipment for those living within our community.

Should you decide to leave a gift to Scannappeal you have our assurance that your wishes will be administered in a professional and sensitive manner. We promise your gift, however large or small, will be used wisely to directly benefit friends, family, neighbours and colleagues living locally.

It’s really straightforward to include a gift to Scannappeal in your Will. All you have to do is give your solicitor our registered address and charity number: Scannappeal, Ground Floor Amersham Hospital,  Whielden Street, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP7 0JD Registered charity no 296291

What type of gift can I leave?

Detailed below are the main types of gifts or legacies that people generally like to leave to charities. Your solicitor can help you with more specific, or complex gifts.

Residuary gift – this is a percentage of the remainder of your estate once the needs of your family have been met and the executors have made all the outgoing payments and other legacies or bequests.

Pecuniary gift  – this is a specified sum of money. In order to leave a pecuniary bequest you must state the exact figure in your will.

Specific gift – this is a specific gift can be a gift of any object, for example a painting or antique; shares or property. You should ensure that this item is adequately described in your will to avoid any confusion.

What To Do Next

Using a solicitor to write or update your Will gives you peace of mind. It needn’t be expensive and you can shop around for quotes and ask for recommendations from friends and family. The Law Society can also help you find a local solicitor visit www.lawsociety.org.uk If you have already made a Will, you can alter it by completing a codicil. A codicil is a document which changes or additions are made to an existing Will and must be read in conjunction with it.

For further information about leaving a gift to Scannappeal you can speak to Lisa Trivett, Charity Director on 01494 734161 or email lisa.trivett@nhs.net. If you have already decided to pledge a gift to Scannappeal, we would like to be able to thank you, so please do let us know in writing or by email.

By naming Scannappeal in your Will, trust or estate plans, you will help create a legacy for the future of healthcare in Bucks – Thank You