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A gift in your Will could help save more children like Anaiah-Grace, pictured above.

Gifts left to the charity in people’s Wills have been helping children like Anaiah-Grace, who was diagnosed with a rare mitochondrial disorder which affects her muscles, including her heart. Anaiah-Grace's heart wasn’t functioning properly and was struggling to keep her alive. She urgently needed a heart transplant to survive and was admitted to GOSH where she received life-saving treatment. Anaiah-Grace spent the next 18 months of her life at GOSH. Thanks to our family accommodation nearby, her mum could be at her side every day as she got better.

A small change to your Will would bring hope to future generations of seriously ill children and their families.

Write or update your Will for free today

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

Write or update your Will online

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Throughout September and October this year, you can write or update your Will online for free using our partner Guardian Angel (England and Wales only). Your signature could do something amazing. Find out how here.

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Visit our partner Beyond to write your Will online in a few simple steps - it can take just 15 minutes. Enter the code FREEWILL19 at checkout (England and Wales only).

Via a local participating solicitor

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You can write or update your Will for free with a participating solicitor near you.

To book an appointment with The National Free Wills Network, you can

  • call: 0800 011 2030 (Mon–Fri 9am–5pm)
  • email: info@nationalfreewills.net
  • fill in our form and The National Free Wills Network will contact you

Via a home visit

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The Goodwill Partnership offers a specialist, free Will-writing service via a home-visit, video or telephone appointment. Once your appointment is completed you will receive your Will from one of The Goodwill Partnership’s independent qualified solicitors. This service is available in England and Wales.

Quote GOSH Charity for your free Will service.

To book an appointment with The Goodwill Partnership you can:

How do I leave a gift to GOSH Charity in my Will?

Creating a new Will

If you are drafting your Will from scratch, we recommend you use a solicitor or professional Will writer. The cost is relatively modest and it can help reduce the likelihood of your wishes being challenged after you pass away.

You can inform your solicitor or professional Will writer that you would like to leave a gift to GOSH Charity and they will help you to include it in your wishes.

Making a simple change to your Will

You can easily update your Will using a legal document called a codicil. A codicil is used to make simple amendments to your current Will without revoking it. It’s completed in the same way as your Will and should be stored with your Will for safekeeping.

Making a significant change to your Will 

If you would like to make significant changes to your Will you may feel that your Will should be redrafted. This will revoke any existing Will and we recommend that you consult your solicitor or professional Will writer to ensure that your Will is drafted and executed correctly.

Is there specific legal wording I should use in my Will?

If you choose to leave us a gift in your Will, the following provides examples of the wording that could be used when drafting or amending your Will. Please always check with your solicitor or professional Will writer to ensure that your wishes will be met.

Wording if you’re leaving Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity a percentage of your estate (also referred to as a residuary gift):

I give ……. per cent (…….%) of the residue of my real and personal estate to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity of 40 Bernard Street, London WC1N 1LE (registered charity no. 1160024) and the receipt of a duly authorised officer for the time being of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity shall be sufficient discharge for my Executors.

Wording if you’re leaving Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity a set sum (also referred to as a pecuniary gift):

I give ……. pounds (£…….) to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity of 40 Bernard Street, London WC1N 1LE (registered charity no. 1160024) and the receipt of a duly authorised officer for the time being of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity shall be sufficient discharge for my Executors.

Wording if you’re leaving Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity a particular asset (also referred to as a specific gift):

I give my ……. (include a description of the asset here) to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity of 40 Bernard Street, London WC1N 1LE (registered charity no. 1160024) and the receipt of a duly authorised officer for the time being of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity shall be sufficient discharge for my Executors.

The full legal description that should always be used to describe the charity in a Will is: Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity of 40 Bernard Street, London WC1N 1LE (Registered Charity No. 1160024).

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