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A lasting legacy

People often do not want to think about making a Will, and it is surprising how many of us die without making one. 

The reality is that it's relatively easy to make a Will, and it is probably one of the most important things you can do to ensure your wishes will be carried out after your death; it ensures that your family and loved ones are taken care of in the way that you want. 

Legacies form a key part of the on-going funding of County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust Charity, and gifts that have been left to us have helped us to continue to provide our vital services in the local area. 

All legacies we receive are spent locally, benefitting patients and our communities. 

Many people don't think they are wealthy enough to make a difference, but every pound really does help.  Legacies, big and small, have helped us to:

  •  Improve our facilities and the environment patients are seen within
  •  Furnish our Hospitals
  •  Contribute towards the specific services we offer as part of our Charity
  •  Purchase medical equipment
  •  Make a substantial contribution towards patient experience
  •  Deliver vital training for staff, volunteers and the public

When you decide to leave a gift to County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust Charity in your Will, and, if you feel it is appropriate, please do let us know.  Knowing about legacies helps us plan for the future.  It also gives us the opportunity to say "thank you" now.  When you do tell us, you immediately become a County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust benefactor.  As such, we are able to show you our appreciation and keep you informed of our work, particularly areas that are important to you.  

If you would like to leave a gift to County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust Charity, please contact us on 01325 743781 or via  Alternatively, if you are a Solicitor who needs to arrange a legacy to be transferred to this organisation, please also contact us on the number above. 



'In recent times, I have utilised admissions to Richardson for respite direct from my fracture clinic, even at weekends. I have never worked anywhere with this efficiency before - it is reassuring and invaluable for the patient.'

Patient, Lowson / Starling Wards, Richardson Hospital