Keep us in mind say Brighter Futures during Remember a Charity in Your Will Week

Posted: September 2, 2015

Awareness week 7-13 September

brighter futures logo 200Brighter Futures, Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust's registered charity, is urging local people to keep them in mind during Remember a Charity in Your Will Week (7-13 September).
 
The annual awareness week, which has been running for six years, aims to encourage people to consider making charitable donations in their will.

Three quarters of Britons regularly give to charity in their lifetimes, yet only 7% currently include a charity when writing a will.
 
To mark the occasion, there will be an information stand about how to donate in your will at the Great Western Hospital throughout the week from 10am to 3pm.
 
Anne Norman, Legacies Fundraiser for Brighter Futures, said: "It's a common myth that you have to be extremely wealthy to leave a gift in your will, but nothing could be further from the truth.

"After taking care of family and friends, you'll be amazed at what one final gift, no matter how big or small, can do."
 
Brighter Futures raises money to support the healthcare services provided at Great Western Hospital in Swindon as well as community hospitals and people's homes across Wiltshire.
 
Donations help support improvements to patient services, which the NHS cannot afford alone, but make a big difference to the care provided.
 
Many of Brighter Futures' donors choose to support the Radiotherapy Appeal, which is helping to bring radiotherapy closer to home for the 340,000 people living in Swindon and Wiltshire.
 
Donations will fund the radiotherapy equipment for a new Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust facility which, subject to final national approval, will be built on the Great Western Hospital site.
 
This will mean many local cancer patients will no longer need to face the 70 mile round trip to Oxford for radiotherapy which will prove transformative for many.
 
It's also possible to donate to a specific ward, hospital or Brighter Futures' general fund, which enables the money to go towards the greatest area of need at that time.
 
Last year gifts in wills enabled Brighter Futures to help with a number of projects including transforming Jupiter Ward at GWH into a specialist dementia friendly environment, funding a dedicated sepsis nurse and creating a dedicated children's area in the Emergency Department.
 
For further information or to find out more about leaving a donation in your will contact Brighter Futures on 01793 605631 or email fundraising@gwh.nhs.uk.
 
To find out more about Brighter Futures visit www.brighterfuturesgwh.nhs.uk

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