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An Incredible Gift


After you have remembered your family and friends, why not consider leaving a gift in your will to one of the wards and departments here at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust. Your gift will make a huge difference to Queen Alexandra Hospitals and our many community based units.

Legacy gifts are a valuable source of income to our charity and we feel a special sense of privilege and honour whenever the Trust is mentioned in a will.

Leaving a gift in your will is a wonderful way of supporting your hospital, as well as leaving a meaningful and lasting legacy that will help future patients of Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust.


Why Make A Will?


Your will, informs everyone what you would like done with your estate after your death, giving you the opportunity to remember your loved ones and leave a gift to a charity or cause close to your heart.

Without a will, the state decides how your estate is passed on, and this may not be in line with your wishes.




Where Your Gift Could Help


The charity supports all wards and departments across the Trust so you can choose to leave a gift to an area of the hospital that is close to your heart. We have a General Charitable Fund, the Rocky Appeal and 22 other speciality funds which then have many other wards and departments within them. Go to the ‘Wards and Departments’ page to view them, or call us to discuss which area of the hospital you would like to leave your gift.



Types Of Gifts



Legacy gifts are a valuable source of an estate after all debts and taxes have been paid and all specific and non-specific gifts have been taken into account.

Specific/ Pecuniary

This is a specific item left in your will which could then be sold to benefit the charity, or a specific amount of money.


This is a general gift, such as ‘all my personal possessions.’


This is a gift which is given only if certain circumstances occur. For example, a gift is left to a particular person, but if that person dies before you, then their gift will go to your chosen charity.



How To Leave A Gift


Leaving a gift in your will is easier than you think. Simply download a copy of our Codicil form here to make small amendments to your will and keep with your existing will (please do not staple).

For major alterations, you may want to write a new will. Please seek professional advice if you have any questions regarding will amendments or completing this form.

Suggested Wording


Please click here to view suggested wording to help you when including a gift in your will.


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Last updated - 02 October 2019
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