Gifts in Wills are vital to Manchester Royal Infirmary Charity.
From funding cutting-edge equipment, projects to make our hospital a more patient-friendly environment and research to improve our understanding of illness, we strive to ensure our patients receive the very best care and treatment.
Gifts in Wills from our generous donors have provided over a quarter of our family of hospital’s income over the last ten years.
They have supported a wide-range of projects including research into Sickle Cell Anaemia at Manchester Royal Infirmary.
You can leave a gift in your Will to any individual hospital within our Trust and, in some cases, to specific departments or areas of research.
Wills are important.
Everyone should have a Will because should you die without having made one, your property, money and possessions will be divided according to the law rather than your wishes. However, a Will is about so much more than simply dividing your assets. It is an opportunity to reflect on causes that have been important to you during your life, share them with others and to continue supporting them after you are gone.
If you do have a Will, it’s important to keep it up to date. If your family circumstances or your wishes change then it is important to update your Will to reflect this. You don’t need to write a new Will to do this; you can add a codicil to your existing one.
In 2013, Mr Slater came under the care of the vascular team at Manchester Royal Infirmary having been diagnosed with Critical Limb Ischaemia, meaning that the tissue in his feet had started to die and his limbs were at risk.
Under the expertise of Mr Rashid, he underwent eight operations to try to improve his circulation and save his right leg. During this time he built up an admiration for all the work Mr Rashid did to help him and would speak about his wish to help future patients if he could. Mr Slater sadly passed away in 2017, but his wish to help other patients came true.
As hospitals played such a big part in his life, Mr Slater left a gift in his Will to the Vascular Team at the Manchester Royal Infirmary. That money is now being put to good use to help future patients.
Mr Hartley, friend of Mr Slater said: “He was always such a generous man, wanting to make a difference where he could. He always spoke highly of Mr Rashid and his team and it was important to him to help future patients…It is a true legacy to his philanthropic nature and a fitting tribute to his memory to support the work he cared so much about.”
If you have been touched by the work of Manchester Royal Infirmary and want to leave a gift in your Will like Mr Slater, please call Siobhan McKeever on 0161 701 6241, email Siobhan.email@example.com or order your free Legacy Guide here.