Gift in your will

Information for solicitors

Information for solicitors

The Evelina London Children’s Hospital is supported by Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity and as such the Evelina London does not have its own charity number. 

If you wish to remember the Evelina London in your will, you must include specific information about the Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity namely: the charity’s name, address and registered charity number. You must then state your preference that the legacy be used for the Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

It is important that any gifts are clear and precise. We strongly recommend that you ask a solicitor to prepare your will to ensure it is legally correct and your wishes are fulfilled.  

If a solicitor is helping you draw up your will, here are some examples of suggested wording, covering three different types of gift. Depending on the type of gift you intend to leave, the following clauses could be included in your will and completed to reflect your wishes.  

The charity’s priorities and people’s needs inevitably change over time. Therefore we do ask that you consider leaving as few restrictions as possible, so that any gifts can be directed to where the need is greatest. However, every gift is extremely valuable and always gratefully received, and we will do our best to honour any specific requests.

 

Pecuniary legacy (a specific cash sum)

I give [        ] pounds (£[    ]) to the trustees  of Guy's and St Thomas' Charity and related charities of Francis House, 9 King’s Head Yard, London, SE1 1NA (Registered Charity Number 1160316) (the "Charity") and I request the trustees of the Charity, but without imposing any binding trust or legal obligation, to use the legacy for the Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

 

Residuary legacy (all or part of your net estate)

I give [all] or [[    ]%] of the residue of my Residuary Estate to the trustees   of Guy's and St Thomas' Charity and related charities of Francis House, 9 King’s Head Yard, London, SE1 1NA (Registered Charity Number 1160316) (the "Charity") and I request the trustees of the Charity, but without imposing any binding trust or legal obligation, to use the legacy for the Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

 

Specific gift (an object or property)

I give to the trustees of Guy's and St Thomas' Charity and related charities of Francis House, 9 King’s Head Yard, London, SE1 1NA (Registered Charity Number 1160316) (the "Charity") my [name and description of item] and I request the trustees of the Charity, but without imposing any binding trust or legal obligation, to use the legacy for the Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

 

General clauses - This clause must be included in every will

Regardless of the type of gift you wish to leave to the Charity, it is important that the following clause is also included in your will:

If at the date of my death Guy's and St Thomas' Charity (Registered Charity Number 1160316) (the "Charity") has ceased to exist or has amalgamated with another charity or transferred its assets to another body, in the absence of an expression of wishes of the testator, the executors of my will shall give effect to any gift made to the Charity as if it had been made (in the first case) to the Charity in its changed name or (in the second place) to such charitable organisation, that they consider most closely fulfils the objectives of the Charity. The receipt of the treasurer or other appropriate office for the time being of the Charity, or of any substituted charity to which the legacy is paid shall be sufficient to discharge the executors of my will.

 

Read on for information about different types of gifts