We know your loved ones come first, but donating just 1% of your estate to NorthCare Charity could make a life-changing difference to lots of others, too. A gift in your Will could fund state-of-the-art equipment, specialist education, pioneering research or provide wellbeing support for patients, their families and staff.

If you die without a valid Will in place, your assets and possessions may not go where you’d wish them to. That’s why we are offering a free Will to everyone.

Make your free will today

We want everyone to be able to make a Will, that’s why we have partnered with expert Will writers, Octopus Legacy, who provide a quick and easy service where each Will is checked over by a legal expert. 

Click here to claim your free Will online today.

Octopus Legacy also offers telephone and face to face Will writing services for those that would rather speak to a solicitor, to find out more and to book an appointment simply call the team on 0800 773 4014 and quote NorthCare Charity.

Supporters who consider leaving something to us in their Will usually do so in one of three ways:

  • Residuary gift – once you have provided for your family and friends, you may wish to leave a percentage of your estate to the charity.
  • Pecuniary gift – you may wish to specify a fixed sum of money to leave to the charity, which can be 'index-linked' so the value is maintained in line with inflation.
  • Specific gift – you can leave a valuable item such as artwork, a ring or a house.

Every gift left in a Will, however large or small, makes a huge difference in helping us improve patient care. Your incredible gesture means patients, staff and families will benefit from your support long into the future.

The details below are required in all Wills written by a solicitor. Executors will find this helpful when ensuring any gift left to NorthCare Charity reaches us. 

Our charity details

  • Registered Charity Number: 1049226
  • Charity address:
    NorthCare Charity
    Chatsworth House
    Roach Bank Road
    BL9 8RN

It is entirely up to you whether you inform us or not. 

We would love to know if we have been included so that we’re able to thank you for your generosity and keep you updated on developments across the charity. As with all information our donors share with us, this information would be treated in the strictest of confidence.

As gifts in Wills are often realised many years in the future, it’s often difficult to predict future challenges or projects that may require our attention. For this reason, we ask donors to be as flexible as possible about how we can use your donation. This flexibility allows us to direct your gift where it will make the biggest difference. For example, if we urgently need to buy a piece of life-saving equipment.

If you would like to be more specific about where your donation is used, such as a specific department or hospital, we would encourage you to discuss this with a member of the charity team. We can advise on the wording used in your Will to ensure your donation is used in line with your wishes.

You can add a gift to your existing Will at any time, via a codicil. This is a legally valid addition to a Will, used to make specific changes or amendments, while leaving the rest unchanged.

We recommend using a solicitor who can advise you or write a codicil on your behalf. The codicil needs to be signed and witnessed, then kept with (but not attached to) the original Will.

If you want to make numerous changes to your existing Will, it can sometimes be easier to rewrite the entire Will.