Leave a gift in your Will

Transform the healthcare of tomorrow by remembering us in your Will

We are honoured to receive legacy gifts, both large and small, from people across the country.

These gifts play a vital role in supporting pioneering research and future-proofing the services of your hospitals for generations to come.

Leave a gift in your Will today and secure state-of-the-art medical equipment, innovative buildings and spaces, life-saving research and dedicated patient and staff support for the future.

How your gift will help

Consultant Neuropathologist Dr Kathreena Kurian is leading brain tumour research seeking to improve drug treatments and prevention. Her work is already being supported by transformative gifts which have been left by generous people in their Wills.

‘I am passionate about improving the life of our brain tumour patients, having a family member affected by this disease. Brain cancer is completely underfunded compared with other cancer types. We know from other cancers that more research funding can really make a difference.”

Dr Kathreena Kurian, Consultant Neuropathologist

With your support we can find new ways to prevent cancer and new drugs to treat it.

Rebecca’s Story

Rebecca Thomas is 34, lives in Bristol, with her husband and their two young children. Rebecca was sadly diagnosed with brain cancer following a biopsy at Southmead Hospital in 2017.

“I am thankful I’m still here, still alive. Thankful that my tumours are currently stable. I still have very low moments, along with making happy memories with my husband and children. I am making the most of the life that I have.

“I hope that Southmead Hospital Charity helps to find ways to extend people’s lives that helps them live past the expected five year survival rate. Finding new and improved medication that helps with the symptoms of brain cancer, like fatigue and headaches.”

How to leave a gift in your Will

Once you have considered all your loved ones, leaving a gift in your Will to Southmead Hospital Charity will make a real difference to the future of your hospitals’ services.

You may wish to leave a gift as a ‘thank you’ for your treatment or for the care of a relative, or you may just wish to invest in the healthcare services of the future.

Download or request a copy of our information pack to find out more.

Make or update your Will for free

Thanks to our membership with the National Free Wills Network (NFWN) we can now offer you the chance to have your Will written by a local solicitor at no cost to you – we will cover the cost at a reduced rate.


Your pledge

Tell us about your intentions to leave a gift in your Will today and help us to plan for the future by completing this simple form.

Gifts left in peoples’ Wills accounts for over a quarter of our funding of life-saving research, state-of-art medical equipment, improvements to our buildings and spaces, and support for our patients and staff.

Any information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence and is not legally binding.



We hold regular HospiTours where you can meet our team of dedicated and highly skilled clinicians, nurses and senior staff to find out first-hand the future plans for the hospital and how your legacy can transform our patient services.

You’ll have a behind the scenes tour of our inspiring facilities and services, and hear from our dedicated senior clinical staff who personally deliver care and treatment to over 800,000 people in the South West.

This is your chance to find out more about our pioneering research, state-of-art facilities, innovative medical equipment and how you can help support high quality medical facilities and services on your doorstep.

To find out more please contact the team.