Leave the gift of a lifetime and let your legacy live on through doing something remarkable for UK families.

With the generosity of our supporters choosing to leave us a gift in their Will, we're able to transform so many young lives forever - meaning our supporters can have a lasting impact long into the future.

If you've got any questions at all, or you'd like our fundraising team to send you a legacy pack please do get in touch with [email protected] or call Ashley directly on 0151 282 4795. There are, of course, no obligations.

"Every day I'm fortunate to see first-hand the incredible impact of donations, whatever their size. Without crucial support from donors, many of the life-saving facilities and innovations here simply could not be realised. Alder Hey will continue to be here for tomorrow's children and I want to see our children's hospital continue to offer the very best possible environment and facilities, both for those with straightforward conditions and for the very complex. The photo you see on this page is me with Kaitlin, a patient I treated only recently. I hope you'll see how considering Alder Hey in your Will can make a huge difference to the lives of the remarkable children we care for."

By Conor Mallucci, Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon

An example - Gwyneth and Arthur's legacy

Gwyneth and Arthur Harrison married in 1947 when Arthur returned from serving in the army in India during the Second World War.

Arthur resumed his career as a Civil Servant and was awarded the Imperial Service Order in his 50s in recognition of his outstanding contribution to public service. Sadly, Gwyneth and Arthur were unable to have children of their own but Gwyneth was a remarkable teacher working for many tears as Deputy Head in the same primary school.

Following Arthur's death in 2004, Gwyneth decided to donate to a number of charities. Having watched Children's Hospital on television, Arthur had been very touched by the stories of poorly children. Gwyneth decided to make a donation in his memory to Alder Hey and visited the hospital to find out how her money helped.

Gwyneth was delighted to learn that her first donation had been used to purchase equipment for premature babies. It inspired her to continue to make annual donations until her death in 2011 at the age of 91. Following her death, Alder Hey Children's Charity was very touched to receive a substantial gift from Gwyneth's estate.

Frequently asked questions

Supporters who consider leaving something to us in their Will usually do so in one of three ways:

1) A residual legacy allows you to leave Alder Hey a share of your estate, once you have worked out what you're leaving to your loved ones

2) A pecuniary legacy allows you to leave us any fixed sum of your choosing

3) A specific item means you can leave anything you think may be of some value to Alder Hey when sold - this could be jewellery or antiques for example

It is entirely up to you whether you choose to inform us or not. We would love to know if you have so we can thank you for your generosity and the information would be treated in the strictest of confidence. However, we completely understand your will is private and if you do not wish to inform us about it that is fine.

Your gift will be used to fund life-saving medical equipment, research and much more - why not read about our work?

Usually we would like to use your gift where it can make the biggest difference, for example if we urgently needed to buy a piece of life-saving equipment. But we understand that you may like your money to go to a certain department in the hospital and that can certainly be arranged. All you have to do is state clearly in your will which department you wish your money to go to.

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