Leaving a gift to Pilgrims Hospices in your Will is simple...

If you're considering leaving a gift in your Will to Pilgrims Hospices, we would like to take this opportunity to give you our most sincere thanks for your generosity.

It is important to get your affairs in order because not having a Will can create many problems for those left behind, at an already difficult time.

Common questions

Residuary legacy
This is a percentage of, or perhaps the balance of, your estate once all other payments have been made. It won’t lose its value over time and if you leave a proportion to Pilgrims you can still ensure other beneficiaries are looked after.

Pecuniary legacy
This is a gift of a fixed amount of money. The gift’s value may decrease over time, although this can be avoided through an index-linked Pecuniary legacy.

Specific legacy
This is a gift of a specific item, such as a personal possession, a property or shares. Through our experienced Retail team we have the expertise to achieve the best price for any gift kindly donated.

It is possible to specify in your Will if you would like your gift to be restricted to the care at one of our hospices. Please get in touch with our Gifts in Wills team if you would like more information:

Here at Pilgrims, we understand that life can take many different twists and turns, most that aren’t planned for. You can change your mind about leaving a gift to Pilgrims in your Will at any point.

The executor is someone named in a Will as taking legal responsibility for carrying out the instructions left in the Will by the deceased regarding their estate. If there is no Will, or those named are unwilling or unable to fulfill the role, a court may appoint an administrator in their place.

Our promise is to use your gift wisely for the benefit of future generations. We are continuously striving to improve the care we provide so we are able to reach people much sooner in their lives. 

We will never ask you to tell us your intentions.

But, if you choose to, then we are able to say thank you!

Our promises about gifts in Wills

  1. We promise not to intrude on your privacy about this way of giving.
  2. We will never ask you the size or type of legacy if you decide to support our work in this way.
  3. We recognise that those closest to you, such as family and friends, come first in your Will.
  4. We will never ask you to tell us your intentions, but if you choose to, then we are able to say thank you!
  5. We understand that personal circumstances change and there might be a time when you must take Pilgrims Hospices out of your Will.
  6. We promise to use your gift wisely for the benefit of future generations.

There are different ways you can arrange a gift in your Will

A solicitor will be able to guide you as to your preference and advise you on other things such as inheritance tax. Please see a list below of our trusted solicitors in your area who very generously participate in our Make a Will Month each February.

Your legacy everlasting.

If you choose to leave a gift in your Will to Pilgrims Hospices, you will be doing something inspirational. It will cost you nothing now, but will help to secure the future of our services.


Find out more about how your contribution will help, and read about our vision, how we are funded and the high standards we work to.

Your kindness will mean we can be there for the next family that needs us, not just today but always. Together, we make a difference.

The contents of this webpage are not intended to constitute as legal advice. If you are considering leaving a gift in your Will to Pilgrims Hospices, we suggest you seek your own professional advice.