Advice for Leaving A Gift To University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire Charity

Executor

An Executor is the person named in your Will who has the responsibility of carrying out your final wishes. Executors can be your loved ones or a professional like a Solicitor or your Bank Manager. Please note that being an Executor does not mean that they are excluded from your Will. 

Type of gift

The two most common gifts left to a charity are:

Pecuniary Gift

Where you leave a fixed sum in your Will

Residuary Gift

Where you leave a percentage of your Estate. This amount would be decided after all debts and taxes have been paid. A percentage means that you won’t have to keep changing your Will as circumstances change. This tends to be the preferred option when leaving a gift in your Will. 

Wording

Once you have decided to leave a gift in your Will to UHCW Charity, it is important it is written in a way that ensures your wishes are followed.  Please remember to  use our  registered Charity information:

 

Full (registered) name: University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire Charity

Registered address: University Hospital, Clifford Bridge Road, Coventry, West
Midlands, CV2 2DX

Registered charity number: 1165393
 

This is the wording we would recommend using when drafting your Will:

 

If you are leaving a percentage, you should word your document as follows:

I give ......% of the residue of my real and personal estate which I can dispose of by Will in any manner I think proper to University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire Charity (Registered Charity No. 1165393) of University Hospital, Clifford Bridge Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV2 2DX and the receipt of the Treasurer or the proper officer for the time being of University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire Charity shall be a complete discharge to my Executors.

 

If you are leaving a set amount in your Will, you should word your document as follows:

give the sum of ...... pounds to University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire Charity (Registered Charity No. 1165393) of University Hospital, Clifford Bridge Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV2 2DX and the receipt of the Treasurer or the proper officer for the time being of University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire Charity shall be a complete discharge to my Executors. 
 

Whichever wording you use it is important to ensure that the following clause is also inserted:

“If at my death any charity named as a beneficiary in this Will or any Codicil hereto has changed its name or amalgamated with or transferred its assets to another body then my Executors shall give effect to any gift made to such charity as if it had been made (in the first case) to the body in its changed name or (in the second place) to the body which results from such amalgamation or to which such transfer has been made.”

 

It is better not to  be too specific with your bequest as a Will written now may include a condition quite irrelevant to the care provided in the future -  for example avoid mentioning a Doctor or staff members name as they may retire or leave the organisation, avoid stating a Ward number as the number could change. If you prefer to give an indication of the patient group you would like it to benefit  from your  bequest we would suggest  you  add wording  that  advises the charity of your wishes -  for example ' to support the care of cancer patients' or 'to support the care patients with mental health conditions'.