If you are an executor or solicitor administering a Will including the Hospice, please contact our Legacies Team on 020 8525 3200 or email

We know how distressing it can be to look after the estate of a loved one. If you would like to speak to our Bereavement Team, please call 0300 303 0400 or email

Please, notify us as soon as possible of the passing of your loved one so we can update our records and stop sending mailing to their address. Thank you.

Letting us know we’ve been named in a Will – We would require the following information:

  • Full name and title of the deceased
  • Last known address
  • Date of death
  • Type of gift left to the Hospice i.e. residuary or pecuniary gift
  • A copy of the Will that includes St Joseph’s Hospice
  • Contact details for the executor/solicitor

Dealing with an Estate 

Where a charity such as St Joseph’s Hospice is fortunate enough to receive a share of the residue of an estate, we are obliged to ask for a copy of the Will and of the estate administration accounts.  This is in complete confidence and is not intended in any way to question the probity of the administration.  It is simply that we are expected by the Charity Commission to request these documents, and indeed they are provided as a matter of course by professional executors, such as solicitors and banks.

The accounts need be just a simple listing of the incomings and outgoings of the estate – We are sure that you will have prepared this already in order to calculate the residue of the estate, and a photocopy of it would be all that is needed.

How to pay a legacy gift to the Hospice

  • You can send a cheque payable to ‘St Joseph’s Hospice’ to: Legacy Officer, St Joseph’s Hospice, Mare Street, London E8 4SA (Please, provide a letter with information about the person that left the gift)
  • Bank transfer (Please contact to request our bank account details and a reference number)
If we have been left a specific gift such as valuable item, jewellery, stamp collection, furniture etc., we ask that the item is sold and the sale proceeds are paid over to us.
Alternatively, please contact to discuss selling the items in one of our shops.