Pay in a legacy gift
Help on how to make payment of a legacy
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity’s Legacy Management Team provide assistance to solicitors and executors, ensuring our supporter’s gifts are directed in accordance with their last wishes.
Please contact the legacy team as early as possible during the administration of an estate. Our experienced Legacy Management Team are authorised to provide official receipt and discharge to executors and will be happy to answer queries.
Our charity contact details
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity
40 Bernard Street
Registered Charity Number: 1160024
Telephone: 020 3841 3131 (please ask for the Legacy Management Team)
Bank details are available on request
We will provide you with details of a named contact via the Legacy Management Team.
Please also contact the Legacy Management Team for confirmation that GOSH Charity is the charity referred to in the will.
If you are organising a funeral collection or donations in memory, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0203 841 3131.
To leave a gift to GOSH charity in your own Will, please speak to our Supporter Relations Team by emailing email@example.com
Frequently Asked Questions
My relative has died and left a gift to GOSH. How do I pay the legacy to you?
We very much appreciate how overwhelming and complicated the work of an executor can be at times. Please contact our friendly and experienced Legacy Management Team as early as possible. They will be happy to provide guidance and answer your questions.
How can I pay by cheque?
Please make your cheque payable to: GOSH Charity (or Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity)
Write the name of the estate on the reverse and send to: GOSH Charity 40 Bernard Street, London WC1N 1LE
Please contact the Legacy Management Team to let them know your cheque is on the way as this helps us ensure that the gift is recorded correctly.
Who should I speak to about getting a receipt for a legacy?
Our Legacy Management Team are authorised to provide what is known as ‘official receipt and discharge’ to executors.
Contact us on LegacyTeam@gosh.org or call 020 3841 3131 (Please ask for the Legacy Management Team)
Do I need to pay tax on the legacy gift?
Charities are usually exempt from Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax but each case differs and timing is often important. Our team can help identify potential issues and direct executors to useful guidance.
The Will shows a different charity number, name or address - how do I confirm I’m contacting the right charity?
Great Ormond Street Hospital and its Charity have a long history dating back to 1852. During that time we’ve had more than one name, address and registered charity number.
Some of our former names include: Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street; Friends of the Children of Great Ormond Street.
Former registered charity numbers include: RCN 23585, RCN 288763, RCN 296370
Some of our previous addresses include: Great Ormond Street, WC1N 3JN; 40-41 Queen’s Square, WC1N 3AG; 48 Great Ormond Street, WC1N 3JH; 34 Great Ormond Street, Bloomsbury, WC1N 3JH; 21-27 Lamb’s Conduit Street, WC1N 3BD
Our current details are stated above: 'Our charity contact details'. Please contact the Legacy Management Team for confirmation that GOSH Charity is the charity referred to in the will.
What is the Book of Remembrance?
The Book of Remembrance honours the names of those who have left a gift to GOSH Charity in their will.
Can I get more detail about the former names and RCNs of the charity?
Yes, of course! Our Timeline document gives a full explanation. If you need further information, do contact us and we'd be happy to help.
I'm new to this - Where can I go to read up?
A range of external resources are available in the public domain. These include:
Government website - When Someone Dies
I want to read about indemnities / dormant client account donations
How do I leave GOSH Charity a gift in my own Will?
Visit our webpage on Will writing for more information, or speak to our Gifts in Wills Team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org