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1. Who will be included in your Will?

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© 2020 Children's Hospices Across Scotland

Children’s Hospices Across Scotland is a trading name of Children’s Hospice Association Scotland.

A Scottish charity and a company limited by guarantee. Scottish charity number SC 019724.

Registered in Scotland number 136410. Registered Office: Head Office, Canal Court, 42 Craiglockhart Avenue, Edinburgh EH14 1LT.

Five steps to leaving a gift in your Will to CHAS

Volunteer now


There are so many ways that you can get involved as a volunteer, whether you have a lot of time to give, or a few hours here and there. We guarantee that you'll get more from it than you give!

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Raise money for CHAS

A great way to support is to host your own fundraising event or activity. If you would like to find out more, or if you have any ideas, we'd love to hear from you.

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Get your workplace involved

Workplaces are a little different right now, but there are still plenty of ways your business or workplace can support children and families across Scotland.

"If you've decided to leave a gift in your Will to CHAS, thank you so, so much. Legacy gifts are vital to make sure that every child in Scotland who has a life-shortening condition gets the support they need. I understand that your Will is very private, but I would love to say thank you in person. Should you wish to share this decision with us please do get in touch. I'd love the chance to thank you properly and tell you exactly the impact your gift will make."

Hazel Crombie

Legacies and In Memory Manager

Leave the gift of joy 

Find out more about the power of gifts in Wills

Why should you leave a gift in your Will to CHAS?

Gifts in Wills pay for the care given to one in every four children our fundraising supports. Quite simply, we couldn’t do what we do without the generosity of people who leave a gift to CHAS in their Will.

By leaving a gift in your Will to CHAS, you're passing on the gift of joy to a dying child and their family, allowing them to make the most of their short time together and leaving a future filled with comfort and memories.

Just 1% of your estate would make such a huge difference to the lives of children with life-shortening conditions in Scotland and their families.

2. Consider what you would like to leave in your Will

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3. Choose your executor

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4. Value your estate and consider inheritance tax

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5. Contact your solictor

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If you're thinking of leaving a gift in your Will to CHAS and have any questions, get in touch with Hazel or Charlene who will be glad to have a chat with you.

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Cath's story

For over 14 years, Catherine has worked tirelessly to raise funds for CHAS, giving motivational talks, coordinating cans and helping out at bucket shakes. She then made the decision to leave a gift in her Will to CHAS. Read her story about her reasons for choosing CHAS to include in her Will.

Frequently asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions about leaving a gift in your Will to charity.

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How to change your Will

If you’ve already written your Will and want to change it to include CHAS, please speak to your solicitor to add a codicil to your existing Will. You should always consults your solicitor when reviewing your Will and please, do not write on or amend your current Will, as this could become invalid.

What else do you need to know?

Charity name: Children's Hospices Across Scotland, which is a trading name of Children's Hospices Association Scotland

Address: Head office, Canal Court, 42 Craiglockhart Avenue, Edinburgh, EH14 1LT

Charity number: Registered in Scotland under SC019724

Basic information you need to leave a gift in your Will to CHAS

Rena's story

Rena Dow from Hamilton began fundraising for CHAS 26 years ago, before the charity’s first hospice, Rachel House, was even built. She has been an excellent ambassador for supporting children with life-shortening conditions, and her volunteering and her relationship with CHAS inspired her neighbour to leave a gift in her will to CHAS.

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