Leaving a gift in your Will

Thank you for including a gift in your Will which is a simple way to help transform the NHS. We are extremely grateful as your gift will play a vital role in helping support your local hospital services and will change lives for generations to come.


How your legacy can make a difference

Leaving a legacy gift will make a great difference in many ways, from providing state-of-the-art medical equipment, supporting our wonderful staff to funding research into life-threatening diseases.

Whether you wish to help support our staff, or an area more personal to you, your gift will ensure our patients of the future will receive the very best treatment and care.

You can choose how you wish your gift to be used, and here are a few examples of the difference leaving a gift in your will could make:

Support for patients
Support for staff
Buildings and spaces

“I am passionate about improving the life of our brain tumour patients.

“Brain cancer is completely underfunded. We know from other cancers that more research funding can really make a difference.”

Dr Kathreena Kurian, Consultant Neuropathologist

“I want to give something back”

“Eight years ago I was treated for prostate cancer at Southmead Hospital and the surgeons there saved my life. Without them I wouldn’t be here today so I want to give something back to our precious NHS.

The whole process of leaving a gift in my Will was very simple.  I owe my life to the NHS and I’m proud that my legacy could save other lives in the future.”

Bill Long

Get in touch

If you are happy to share your plans, we would love the chance to discuss your gift with you and help ensure that your wishes are honoured. Please get in touch with our Philanthropy Manager Cate Everitt on 07514 941 393 who will be happy to help.

How to leave a gift in your Will

Every day we see how gifts in Wills help to change lives. All the information you need to discuss leaving a gift in your Will is available in our free information pack.

Make or update your Will for free

Thanks to the National Free Wills Network (NFWN) and our solicitor partners, you can have your Will written by a solicitor in your local area, at no cost to you.

We’ve partnered with Hoole and Co. Solicitors who have more than 56 years experience in preparing Wills and advising people on how to plan their estate.

Their specialist solicitors can help you to ensure that your assets are passed on to those you wish in the most effective manner possible.

They can also discuss how you can support the NHS to make a difference with a lasting legacy.