Leave a Legacy

By leaving a gift in your will, you make important changes to the health and wellbeing of communities where Sirona care & health operate, covering Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset. Your incredible generosity will make an important difference and support those most in need for generations to come.

Leave a gift in your Will

Leaving a gift in your will is a lasting way to say thank you for the Care you or a loved one received, or it could be you want to just make a difference to those in need in our local communities.

How to leave a gift:

You may be considering writing a for the first time, or you may already have one.  If so, leaving a gift to the Sirona Foundation is easy.  We have some more information and advice to help you.

Legacy Gifts

Your gift to us can be large or small, we are grateful for every legacy we receive.

There are three different types of gifts you can leave in your will.

  • Pecuniary -A pecuniary gift is a gift of a fixed sum of money.
  • Residuary Specific – A residuary gift is a share, or possibly even the entirety, of the balance of your estate once all other payments have been made.
  • Specific – A specific gift is a gift of a certain item. For example: personal possessions, land, buildings or shares.

Do I need a Solicitor?

We recommend you use a solicitor when writing your will.  A solicitor will ensure you wishes are clear and fully understood.

Things to remember when meeting your solicitor:

  • Value of your assets – prepare a rough estimate.
  • Consider any gifts you want to leave to family and those close to you, plus any other charities you would like to leave a gift to.
  • Any outstanding debts
  • Who you would like nominate to be the executor of your will, this it the person or people you want to oversee the instructions written in you will are carried out.

When your will is completed and you agree it is a good representation of you wishes, it will need to be signed by you and two other witnesses.  Witness must not be family members (family members includes – spouse or civil partner).

How do I make changes to my existing will?

If you already have a will, you can make changes at any time.  Additional changes are made via a codicil, which is a legal valid addition, changes or any amendments to an existing will and leaving the rest unchanged.

If you want to make a lot of changes to an existing will, it might be worth considering writing a new one.

We would recommend using a solicitor when writing a codicil.  It will need to be signed and witnessed and kept with your original/existing will.

Our legacy promise.

We promise:

  • Not to put you under any pressure, we understand and respect, this is your decision.
  • We understand your loved ones are important to you, we will never try to sway your decision or change any of your wishes.
  • We will respect your privacy; you do not have to tell us of your decision to leave a gift.
  • If you want your gift spent in a specific area, we will respect your wishes.
  • We promise to use your gift effectively and wisely.

If you would like to let us know you have left a gift and help us to plan our future, please email our office: sirona.foundation@nhs.net

Leaving a Legacy

By leaving a gift in your will, you make important changes to the health and wellbeing of our local communities [or make important changes to the lives of people living in our local communities across Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset. Your incredible generosity will make an important difference and support those most in need for generations to come.

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Hillfields Community Garden

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The Grace Period Project

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