Leaving a Legacy

Why is leaving a legacy to the HOPE Foundation so important?

Leaving a gift in your Will is a very special and personal way of making a positive difference to the health of people living in challenging circumstances where access to quality healthcare is limited.

The HOPE Foundation promotes the collective power of our community to health related projects locally, nationally and internationally. A gift in your Will will support projects that overcome barriers to healthcare.

As the College pays for all administrative costs associated with the HOPE Foundation, 100% of donations and legacies go directly to the projects that the HOPE Foundation supports. So you can be reassured that your gift will make a difference.

Who will your legacy help?

Each year our Board undertakes a grant application and grant giving process. Here are some highlights of recent HOPE Foundation funded projects.

Types of Legacy

There are three main types of gifts you can leave in your Will. Whichever you choose, your gift will help us to make a positive difference to the health of people living in challenging circumstances.

  • Pecuniary legacy - a gift of a specified amount of money
  • Specific legacy - where a particular item - such as property, jewellery, or shares is bequeathed
  • Residuary legacy - where the legacy is expressed in a percentage or remainder of your estate after expenses and other gifts have been deducted

When leaving a gift to the HOPE Foundation in your Will, please remember to use the following details:

Our full name – Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow - HOPE Foundation
Our address – 232-242 St Vincent Street Glasgow, G2 5RJ
Our registered charity number – SC000847

If you would like to discuss this further please call Linda Irvine, 0141 221 6072 or email HOPE@rcpsg.ac.uk

You should always seek professional advice when making or amending a Will. We very much appreciate you considering leaving a gift in your Will to the HOPE Foundation of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. If you would like to let us know if you have left a gift in your Will it would allow us to thank you in your lifetime for your generosity.

If you would like to discuss this further please call 0141 221 6072 or email HOPE@rcpsg.ac.uk We have signed up to the Good Fundraising Guarantee, you can find more details on our website.

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