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


2018 Smile4Wessex Gala...

2018 Smile4Wessex Gala Dinner Date
We're pleased to announce that the 2018 Smile4Wessex Gala Dinner will take place at the Hilton Ageas Bowl on Saturday 13th October. 'Early Bird' ticket deals are available until 30th June. Please click HERE for full details.

Rob's Family Fundraiser

Rob's Family Fundraiser
Rob Langman is no stranger to taking on a challenge for Smile4Wessex and had no hesitation in also volunteering his brother-in-law Dave, and nephew DJ, to join him in this years FebBrainairy. They were ably assisted by his two children,...

Kiri's Close Shave for Epilepsy

Kiri's Close Shave for Epilepsy
Having recently undergone surgery for Epilepsy, Kiri MacDonald-Jones bravely agreed to lose her locks for FebBrainairy 2018. Supporting Kiri was her husband Darryl, good friend Helen Webster, who is also a dedicated supporter...

SPA / Daily Echo Property...

SPA / Daily Echo Property Ball
Huge thanks to all at the Daily Echo / Southampton Property Association for choosing Smile4Wessex to benefit from their annual Charity Ball. It was a great evening and, as the pic below shows, a tremendous amount was raised...

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  

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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