A bequest in support of healthcare is a gift to the entire community.
Through a bequest in your will, you have the opportunity to build a legacy. A bequest in support of healthcare can benefit thousands of lives by supporting compassionate, innovative patient care at the Royal Alexandra Hospital or one of its centres of excellence.
What is a bequest?
A bequest is the most common type of future or "planned" gift. It is a gift made in your will that can help express your wishes and interests. It may be a specific sum of money, a particular asset (e.g. shares or investments), or a portion of your estate. With careful planning, a legacy gift such as a bequest may allow you to make a much larger gift than otherwise possible, and help to minimize taxes for your estate.
Four great reasons
Four great reasons to include the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation in your will:
- A planned gift, as opposed to a gift given now, has the chief advantage of not affecting your current financial resources.
- We can help ensure that your will is worded correctly to clarify your intentions. This will ensure your gift is used as you intend and directed to the area you have chosen to support. For example, you can support a specific department at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, such as cardiology, or support a particular research fund, such as ovarian cancer.
- When the good news of gifts such as yours is shared with our healthcare and research professionals, they are touched and inspired. Your generosity not only encourages medical staff but motivates others to make their own commitment.
- Your experience and knowledge of the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation's work will deepen through regular updates on areas of interest to you. You will be able to meet the President of the Foundation, top hospital administrators, and medical staff who will keep you informed about the latest achievements and discoveries at the Hospital. Your membership in our Legacy Builders' Society will also mean invitations to exclusive events if you choose to attend.