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Charitable Support for the Wessex Neurological Centre
Enhancing the range and quality of patient care and sponsoring pioneering research



It's cold in February, but that's what woolly hats are for. FebBRAINairy is your chance to show your support for those who have their heads shaved for brain surgery, by having yours shaved to raise funds for Smile4Wessex. In...

2017 Smile4Wessex Christmas...

2017 Smile4Wessex Christmas Cards Sold Out
Sorry if you missed them, but our 2017 Smile4Wessex Christmas Cards have sold out. Thank you to all who purchased packs and we hope you have an enjoyable festive season and a very happy and healthy New Year.

Brave febBRAINairy volunteers...

Brave febBRAINairy volunteers raise over £11,000
A total of 11 brave souls volunteered to have their heads shaved for our inaugural 'febBRAINairy' fundraising event, collectively raising a quite incredible £11,182 for Smile4Wessex. Throughout February (and into March),...

Linda’s Life Turns Full...

Linda’s Life Turns Full (Epileptic) Circle!
When Linda Littlechild, then 38, was first diagnosed with Epilepsy it was not only a daunting time for her, but the whole Littlechild family. It was also the beginning of a difficult and sometimes frightening journey, but one which...

'Wall of Smiles' Launched

'Wall of Smiles' Launched
We are delighted to announce details of the Smile4Wessex 'Wall of Smiles'. For the full story of this new initiative please click Wall of Smiles  

You Smile, We Smile,...

You Smile, We Smile, They Smile - Promo Video Launched
We're delighted to reveal the new promotional video about Smile4Wessex - You Smile, We Smile, They Smile.  You may find it moving, emotional, uplifting, inspirational, or a combination of all those things, but we hope...

Bequests & Legacies

When making a Will, most people’s first thought is (quite rightly) to cater for their family and loved ones, but many individuals also choose to make some kind of provision for their favourite charity. Such provisions, known as bequests or legacies, are hugely important to charities and quite often account for a significant amount of their income.

There are several types of bequest, the most common of which are:

Residuary Bequests – This is where the remainder, or a portion of the remainder, of your estate (after all other gifts/legacies have been made, and after payment of all liabilities and expenses) is left to the charity.

Pecuniary Bequests – Probably the most common type of bequest where a specific sum of money is left to the charity

Specific Bequests – Where a particular item or specific goods are left to the charity, such as an item of jewellery or other non-monetary assets.

Contingent Bequests – This is where a gift is made only on condition that particular circumstances or a particular event apply (for example, if another benefactor of your will has passed on prior to yourself).

Of course, we hope it will be many years before the content of your Will is revealed, but if you would like to make provision therein for the Wessex Neurological Centre Trust to benefit then it is really quite simple to do so. If you already have a Will then you can simply ask your solicitor to add a Codicil giving details of the bequest you’d like to make. If you don’t have a Will, then your solicitor will be able to help you to prepare one and advise on how best to make provision for a bequest to the charity. If you would like any further guidance then please do not hesitate to contact us.

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