Leave a Legacy Every year, we are honoured to receive legacy gifts, both large and small, from people just like you, who have chosen to invest in the future of Birmingham St Mary’s. We rely heavily on voluntary donations. Without the kindness and generosity of our supporters we simply couldn’t continue doing what we do best; caring for local people and their families living with terminal illness. While we appreciate that family and friends will always be at the forefront of your mind when planning for the future, leaving a gift to Birmingham St Mary’s is one of the most valuable and lasting ways you can support individuals and families that need our help. In some instances, it can even help to reduce Inheritance Tax that might be payable on any property or money you leave behind. There are different ways of leaving a gift. These include: A gift of money: Also known as a pecuniary gift this is a gift of a fixed amount e.g. "I wish to leave £1,000 to Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice." A recent pecuniary gift of £1,000 means 10 families are able to have a specially trained Heath Care Assistant allow carer respite. A specific gift or item: This would refer to a gift specified in your will such as an antique or a piece of jewellery. A share of your estate: Also known as a residual gift this refers to a share of your estate, e.g. ‘I wish to leave 50% of the remainder of my estate to Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice’ A recent gift from an estate in a will, to the value of £160,000, means we are able to provide Hospice at Home end of life care to 80 people. Every year, 1 in 7 patients and their families receive our care and support thanks to gifts in wills. Your legacy will create a future where better treatments for life-limiting illnesses are more readily available. Find out how you can leave a lasting gift and help care for future generations by contacting our legacy team: [email protected].