Be a part of our future 

Thank you for considering leaving a gift in your will to Katharine House. Remembering the hospice in your will is a very special way of making sure the local community can receive care and support for years to come.  

Leave a gift in your will to Katharine House Hospice 

Gifts in wills are a vital source of funding for Katharine House. In fact, one in ten people are cared for due to the generosity of those who leave the hospice a gift in their will. 

We understand you will want to make your family and loved ones a priority. However, any gift you leave to the hospice, no matter what size, will help us to provide the right combination of professional clinical care and emotional and practical support to those who need us. Even 1% of your estate will make a huge difference to someone on the journey towards the end of their life. 

"Every gift left in a will helps me and other nurses and doctors provide compassionate care to patients and their families."  Abbie, Ward Manager of KHH inpatient unit 

How can I remember the hospice in my will? 

There are a number of ways you can leave us a gift in your will:

  • Make an appointment with a solicitor to write your will
  • Use a will writing service, either face to face or via an online portal.

Whichever service you use, we always recommend you talk to a solicitor about making or changing your will. See our article on writing a will and why you should use a solicitor in the EPiC Resource Centre.

There is no obligation to include Katharine House in your will, but if you can support us we would be so grateful. If you do decide to leave a gift to us, you’ll need to use our full charity name (Katharine House Hospice Trust) and registered charity number (297099). Whatever you decide to leave, we will make sure your legacy gift is used carefully and responsibly to help people at the most difficult times. 

Octopus Legacy: expert will writers   

If you would like to use a will writing service, we’ve partnered with expert will writers, Octopus Legacy, to make giving a gift in your will to Katharine House even easier. Working with Octopus Legacy will give you:

  • an easy step-by-step process  
  • a legal expert to check your will  
  • on-hand support.
“Being a volunteer has given me an insight into how important Katharine House is to this community, to its volunteers and staff and of course to the patients. I would like the hospice to be here to care for our community for many years to come and that is why I have left a gift to Katharine House in my will.” Janette, Katharine House supporter and volunteer

 Choose the solution for you and write your will for free

  • Book to write your will over the phone: call 0800 773 4014 and use the code KATHARINEHHFREE  
  • Book a face-to-face meeting: call 0800 773 4014 and use the code KATHARINEHHFREE
  • Use the Katharine House Hospice page on the Octopus Legacy online portal.

During the online process you will be asked if you would also like to set up a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). To find out more about an LPA, see our page Lasting Power of Attorney in the EPiC Resource Centre.

Get in touch 

If you have any questions, contact our fundraising team today by calling 01295 816484 or emailing [email protected].