Specifically for legal advisors, we have created some initial FAQs about legacies and gifts in Wills. If you have any other queries or questions, please get in touch with our Fundraising Team on 01292 288 488, email [email protected] or fill out our Legacy Pledge form.

Legacy Pledge Form

What is the Ayrshire Hospice registered details and charity number?

Registered Office: 29 Miller Road, Ayr, KA7 2AX.
Scottish Charity no: SC011390
Company no: 102741

Our firm is administering an estate which includes a legacy to the Ayrshire Hospice. To whom should I make the cheque payable, and where should I send the proceeds?

Please make the cheque payable to 'The Ayrshire Hospice' and send it to our Fundraising Office:

29 Miller Road

While we're administering the estate, why do you request a copy of the Will and a copy of the estate accounts?

As a charity, the Ayrshire Hospice is obliged to take steps to protect and maximise the legacies left to us, and as such, when we are a beneficiary of a Will, we require documents for audit purposes. During the administration of an estate, we will request a copy of your client's Will and a copy of the estate accounts for our files.

Why do you ask us to pass on letters to our client's 'Next of Kin'?

We ask you to pass on a thank you letter to the Next of Kin so that we can thank them personally for the deceased's gift. We know that supporters like to be valued and we want the Next of Kin to know how much we appreciate their loved one's gift.

Is the Ayrshire Hospice able to act as an executor for our client's Will?

No - the Ayrshire Hospice is unable to act as an executor for your client's Will. Only charities with Trust Corporation Status can be nominated as executor and can carry out the duties of this role in their corporate capacity. The Ayrshire Hospice does not have trust corporation status.

Do you have any literature we could show our client?

Yes, we'd be happy to forward more information about the Ayrshire Hospice on to you or your client, either by post or email. If your client leaves a gift in their Will to the Hospice, please ask them to let us know. We'll then be able to thank them and keep them up to date with our work.

Can our client meet you to learn more?

Yes, we'd be delighted to welcome your client along to one of our Legacy information Days.

Does the Ayrshire Hospice accept BACS payments?

Yes - please contact our fundraising team on 01292 288 488 or email [email protected] for details.