Remember FNHC in your will and leave a lasting legacy

Our Nursing and Care services are more in demand today than ever before, and that demand looks set to grow even further. Any gift, however small, will help to ensure that we are still here for your family and friends, and their children and grandchildren.

Leaving a legacy to FNHC is a wonderful way to make your support for FNHC live on

Our role is to deliver and continuously improve community nursing and care services for the people of Jersey. We listen to the voices of our clients and patients and respond by planning services that allow them to be well and care for themselves in their own homes for as long as they are able.

Legacy gifts don't have to be large. Every legacy gift, large or small, is very important to us. For example, with the help of legacy donations, FNHC nurses introduced a new method of assessment, diagnosis and treatment for Lymphoedema.  As a result, we were able to reduce our patients’ pain, improve their comfort, quality of life, mobility and skin condition and we helped heal wounds that had been present for up to 20 years.

A gift in your Will to FNHC is an investment in the future

This vital source of income will enable us to continue to provide support, specialist equipment and care for many future generations of people in Jersey. What a wonderful way to be remembered!

 

 You can download our Legacy Leaflet by clicking on this link

 

  • Why do I need a will?
  • When should I write or change a will?
  • What is special about writing a will in Jersey?
  • Can FNHC offer any advice on writing a will?
  • What should I consider before going to see a lawyer?

A partner, godchild, friend or a charity etc will not automatically inherit when someone dies and so will only inherit if that person has a Will in place providing for them. Equally, with no Will in place, a person’s assets may end up passing to relatives that the person does not know or does not like. 

The only way a person can be certain that their wishes are reflected is to have a Will in place.  Knowing that loved ones have been provided for is incredibly satisfying to many and can give peace of mind.

It is important to keep your will up to date to take account of significant changes in your life. The most common changes which may affect your Will are:

  1. getting married or remarried
  2. getting divorced or separated
  3. the birth or adoption of children
  4. the death of a spouse
  5. the death of a named beneficiary

It is common practice in Jersey to draft two separate Wills, one to deal with Movable (or Personal) Estate and one to deal with Immovable (or Real) Estate.   

No. It is essential that you consult a lawyer for detailed specific advice on matters about Wills because of the stipulations of Jersey Law in the drafting of Wills.  However, it is very helpful to our planning to know if you intend to leave a gift to us. Please consider letting us know by contacting Ivo Le Maistre Smith on 01534 443664 or emailing us at enquiries@fnhc.org.je.

You must consult a lawyer for advice and guidance on all matters relating to your will. However, before seeing your lawyer you should give some time to thinking about:

  1. a review of your finances including bank accounts, savings, investments and pensions.
  2. who you would like to appoint as an Executor. 
  3. the appointment of a Guardian for minor children.
  4. the gift of a legacy (cash gift) or a bequest (jewellery, paintings or other personal effects) to be given to a particular person or charity.
  5. the beneficiary/beneficiaries of the rest of your estate and, if they die first, who should inherit in their place?
  6. any particular funeral wishes.

If you would like to talk to someone about leaving a legacy to FNHC, please contact your solicitor. However, it is very helpful to our planning to know if you intend to leave a gift to us. Please consider letting us know by contacting Ivo Le Maistre Smith on 01534 443664 or emailing us at enquiries@fnhc.org.je.