Leave a gift in your Will

By leaving a gift

you can create a better future for children like Delilah

By leaving a gift in your Will to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, you will help us to fund pioneering research, advanced medical equipment, child and family support services, and the rebuilding and refurbishment of wards and facilities.

Your support will help seriously ill children now and in the future.

Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) has always depended on charitable support ever since the first generous legacy gift in 1855, and leaving a gift in your Will is a wonderful way to make a long-lasting difference to the seriously ill children treated at GOSH.

Once you’ve taken care of your loved ones, a gift of just 5% of your estate could transform a child’s life.

How to leave a gift in your Will

Our Gifts in Wills guide will take you through the process step-by-step, and you can request one for free today.

We’ve teamed up with multiple Will-writing services that are simple and free for you to write a straightforward Will. Explore your options.

Emma’s story

“It makes me feel immensely proud to see first-hand where my dad’s money – his legacy – is going. These children are poorly but they’re not unhappy. They’re all smiles. It makes me feel really nice to know that the legacy he left behind is helping those smiles."

What is a legacy gift?

A legacy gift is a gift that someone leaves to a charity in their Will.

The most common types of legacy gifts left in Wills are:

  • Residuary gift: the residue (or a proportion of the residue) of an estate after all other gifts, debts and expenses have been paid.
  • Pecuniary gift: this type of gift will, over time, devalue with inflation.
  • Specific gift: a particular asset, for example an investment or property.

How your gift can change young lives

Gifts in Wills have played a vital role since the hospital first opened. Legacy gifts, both large and small, have continued to help the seriously ill children at GOSH. Thanks to the amazing people who have left gifts in their Wills to the charity, the hospital has been able to do incredible things.

But every day brings new challenges at GOSH. Every day, doctors battle the most complex illnesses and the brightest minds come together to achieve pioneering medical breakthroughs. Through research and specialist care, we aim to pioneer better treatments and cures for a wide range of complex and life-threatening illnesses.

Speak to our legacy team

To talk to us about leaving a gift in your Will, please contact our legacy team on 020 3841 3131 or email legacy@gosh.org.

If you need to get in touch about the administration of an estate or pay a legacy gift, please contact our legacy management team via legacyteam@gosh.org or visit our pages for legal professionals for further information.

If you are organising a funeral collection or donations in memory, email inmemory@gosh.org or call 0203 841 3841.

Write or update your Will for free

We’ve teamed up with three Will-writing services that are simple and free for you to write a straightforward Will.

Request a talk from our community ambassadors

We have a small team of ambassadors who can give a talk about GOSH to your local community group.