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Remember Mildmay in your Will

We would be so thankful if, after you’ve looked after your family and friends, you would consider leaving a gift in your Will to Mildmay. We’re grateful for all gifts in Wills, no matter how big or small.

We can help you with all you need to know about making your Will. Even how to do it for free online: quickly and securely

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Leave a legacy to Mildmay in your will, and you will be helping us continue to provide the best possible care and treatment.

It's hard to find the time to make a Will!

Did you know that two-thirds of people in the UK never make a Will?

We've partnered with Make a Will Online – to make it simple, secure and convenient for you to transform your intention into a reality*.

Using this free online will-writing service, you can remember people who have made a difference in your life by making a difference in theirs.

Leaving a gift to your chosen charity might even offer certain tax benefits.

Go to makeawillonline.co.uk and start making your will today.

*When you do this, we are told when a will is made and what has been left. This is incredibly useful for our planning. 

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Capacity Vault

A new way to protect your legacy.

Capacity Vault has been designed and created to ensure that everyone can protect their wishes. Previously the only way to reliably make a record of your mental capacity was to see a solicitor every time you made a Will. For the elderly, poorly and those with dementia-related diagnoses, this was very expensive.

What is Testamentary Capacity?

Testamentary Capacity (also “Mental Capacity or just “Capacity") means whether you know what you are doing when you make your Will. If you do: your Will is valid. If you don’t have capacity then your will is invalid. The tests for capacity are legal. 

With Capacity Vault, we help you make a video recording that will be kept forever. The recording is stamped with a unique tamper-proof and legally verifiable code.


If your Will is challenged we provide verifiable copies of the original to the court along with all the necessary oaths, declarations and paperwork the court needs to use the recording as evidence.

Capacity Vault is now available for every supporter who makes a Will with us. It will virtually eliminate the risk of a Will being challenged for lack of capacity. This massively reduces the time and cost of administering gifts in Wills, for everyone concerned.

Thanks for reading our guide to gifts in Wills.

Did you know that NHS contract funding only pays for less than 85% of the services we provide in our UK hospital?


The remainder, and all the funding for our overseas work, comes from our amazing supporters giving donations, their time, and even gifts in Wills.

Choosing to leave a Gift to Mildmay in your Will is one of the best ways to support us as it helps us make long-term plans for the care of our patients.

Last year, Mildmay received over £87,000 from gifts in wills.

How this helps the people we care for:

£1,500 helps Mildmay to train community health workers in Kenya.

It costs approximately £49 per day to train a community health worker (CHW) in Kenya and each CHW covers up to 144 households. On average that equals 720 people reached by one person.

Image credit: Elizabeth Kurylo

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Legacy gifts meant we could buy a portable electric piano with weighted keys for £600 for our music therapy.

The benefits of music therapy are widely known and include: encouraging self-expression, combating depression, and improving speech and memory function. Using musical instruments helps to improve movement, special awareness and flexibility.

Image credit: Patrick Tomasso

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£2,000 provides 200 newly-admitted patients a year with a hygiene/care kit of essential toiletries; toothbrush, toothpaste, shaving kit, shower gel, deodorant, and so on.

And there's more...

Without voluntary donations, which includes gifts in Wills, Mildmay would have to close. We could not help anyone.

Gifts in Wills are vital to helping us secure our future and ensure that we can provide first-class services and facilities in our UK hospital.

Your gift can also contribute to our work in East Africa supporting thousands of children, young people, women and men with HIV clinical services and education.

Gifts in Wills can make up about a third of our voluntary income, helping us reach even more vulnerable people.

Be part of our thriving future through a gift in your Will.

Did you know?

  • Income from legacies is one of the most important sources of funding for charities, yet over two-thirds of people in the UK die without even making a Will?

  • Making a Will is the best way to communicate your wishes about what happens to your things, so they can make a difference to the people you care for.

  • It is easy to make a Will, although we would always recommend using a solicitor. Mildmay cannot recommend any particular firm of solicitors, but the Law Society can provide impartial details of local solicitors who may be able to help prepare your Will.