Leave a gift in your will

Patients and their families often tell us that the care they have received from Bolton Hospice has gone far beyond their expectations. They tell us that as well as easing pain and relieving symptoms, we have shown compassion, treated them as individuals and helped them to maintain their dignity when it mattered most.

We feel privileged to provide this care and support for local people facing life-limiting illnesses and their families, and our aim is to be there for everyone who needs us, now and in the future. We can only provide this specialist care for the local people who need us thanks to the donations and fundraising that supports our work, and gifts in wills are a vital part of this.

Many people choose to support Bolton Hospice by leaving us a gift in their will, in the knowledge that they will be helping us to be there for the growing number of local people who will need our care and support in the future. We understand that when making a will, your priority is looking after your family and others who are close to you. It can also be a wonderful opportunity to support a cause you are passionate about and make a lasting difference.

Did you know...

1 in 5 of our patients are cared for by Gifts in Wills?

Please download our information booklet to find out more about leaving a gift in your will, or view our handy 'Ducks In A Row' guide below.

Ducks in a Row


Ducks in a Row - Helping you get your affairs in order

At Bolton Hospice we have seen first-hand how difficult it can be for people and their loved ones when important details or documents cannot be located. Our best advice is to be prepared, which is why we have created this handy Ducks in a Row guide to keep all your important details in one safe and accessible place.

Getting your Ducks in a Row will enable you to record and quickly find important information about your life, without having to sort through masses of paperwork. This booklet offers a place to record where you keep your will, which energy supplier you use, all the papers relating to your insurance and where all of your key documents such as birth and marriage certificates are located.  This is your own personal book, to use as you like and in whichever way will be most helpful to you. After you have filled it in, it is important that you store it in a safe, secure place so that you can use it to its full potential, updating it as information changes over time.

Download your copy here or if you would prefer to receive a free copy in the post, please complete this online request form.

My husband’s family and mine didn’t have anything to give us - we are the first generation who are able to leave something in our Will. Your first priority is to protect your immediate family but if you consider a donation to the hospice after this, it means the people of Bolton will continue to have the specialist care required for end of life. I see how every amount counts at the hospice. If you leave a gift, no matter how small, or how big, good work will be done with it.

Anne, a former nurse
Our Chairman, Judith Bromley, talks about the importance of leaving a gift in your will...