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Improving the health and well-being
of people living in East Yorkshire
and Northern Lincolnshire


Gift of a Legacy

A legacy or gift is the best way to support our charity and its aims. We receive no public or other funding and rely entirely on our existing assets and income.  Legacies and other donations will give the charity a sustainable future enabling us to continue to help many worthy causes.

Types of legacy

  • Residuary Legacy – leaving part (%) or all of your estate once other gifts have been distributed (the value rises in line with inflation)
  • Pecuniary Legacy – leaving a fixed sum (inflation reduces the value over time)
  • Specific Legacy - leaving a specific item such as jewellery or a painting.

What next?

In order to leave a charity legacy you must have a Will.  It is not enough to just tell your family and friends of your intention to leave a gift to a charity after you are gone.  A Will, usually drawn up by a solicitor, is a legally binding document that will ensure that your wishes are fulfilled.  People frequently make or amend a Will at significant times in their life - such as buying a house, getting married/divorced, having children, losing a loved one.  To leave a gift to us you need to specify our full name, address and charity number, as below:

Name:  Help for Health

Registered address:  c/o RSM, Two Humber Quays Wellington Street West, Hull, HU1 2BA

Registered charity number:  1091814