The NHS Forest is run by the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare as the flagship project of its Green Space for Health programme.

By remembering the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare in your will, you’ll leave an enduring gift that makes a real difference. Your legacy gift will make a lasting mark on the world and help our charity to support sustainable transformations to the UK health system, and influence others internationally, benefiting both people and the environment.

Legacy gift FAQs

By remembering the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare in your will, you’ll leave a long-term positive gift that makes a real difference. Your legacy gift will make a lasting mark on the world and help our charity to create a sustainable UK health system, and influence others internationally, benefiting both people and the environment.

Your loved ones come first, of course, but when you make or update your will it’s very simple to add the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare as a beneficiary, if you wish.

There are several ways to leave a gift in your will. You could leave:

  • a share of your estate once other gifts and payments have been made
  • a fixed sum, the value of which may decrease over time as the cost of living increases.

You could also name a particular item in your will: for example, a piece of jewellery or other belonging.

At the present time (September 2022), most charitable gifts in wills are tax free, and you may be able to reduce the amount of inheritance tax payable. Your professional adviser will be able to help you and provide the most up to date advice.

If you choose to kindly leave a gift in your will to the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare, you can be sure that it will be received gratefully and spent wisely to make a real difference. We are extremely grateful for all gifts in wills; those without restrictions are particularly vital as they enable us to act where most urgently needed.

We are sorry but our charity is unable to offer any legal or financial advice and we strongly recommend you obtain your own independent professional advice. We hope you can appreciate that your will must be exactly that – yours – and not influenced in any way.

Your will should accurately reflect exactly what you want to happen. A will is a legal document and any conditions within need to be met before the legacy would be released. Just let your legal adviser know exactly what you want, and they will ensure that your wishes are clearly expressed.

The Law Society can provide a list of local solicitors.

We are very grateful for each and every gift. Even the smallest gifts can make a real impact – just think what planting a single tree can do – and together all gifts really add up and enable us to make a powerful difference.

If you are happy to do so, we would be very grateful if you would let us know. Being aware of your kind intentions helps us communicate with you better and we would like to thank you for your generous gesture. However, please be assured that letting us know that you are considering, or have included, our charity in your will is not legally binding in any way.

Please contact us via: info@sustainablehealthcare.org.uk

There are some important differences in the laws regarding wills in Scotland. If you live in Scotland or have assets in Scotland, then we encourage you to seek the advice of a legal adviser who understands Scottish probate law.

Each country has its own rules about how to create a valid legacy and its tax implications. As the laws and regulations vary so widely, we strongly recommend you consult local independent professional legal and financial advisers.

Thank you for considering leaving a gift to The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare in your will.

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