Leaving a Legacy

A gift to CUH (Cork University Hospital) Charity in your Will, is a gift to future generations. You could enrich and improve thousands of patients lives and you’ll be safeguarding your loved ones’ futures.

By supporting CUH Charity your helping us build a community of caring. Ensuring that your neighbours, family and friends will have access to the high standard of hospital care they need and deserve.

How your gift will transform care

The aim of the Cork University Hospital Charity is to provide a wide range of life-changing and life-saving equipment, facilities and services for patients in Cork University Hospital (CUH). The hospital is the largest university teaching hospital in Ireland, catering for a hinterland population in excess of 1.5 million people across the region.

Operating as a centre of excellence for over 42 different medical and surgical specialities on the campus including Cancer Services, Cardiac Services, Paediatrics, Neurosciences, Renal Medicine and Obstetrics, CUH is the only Level 1 Trauma Centre in the country.

But we need the generosity of supporters like you to enhance our facilities, services and patient care. We cannot do this alone.

You can help ensure that our community has access to the best healthcare facilities and expert medical care into the future.

Our pledge to you

We understand that leaving us a gift in your Will is a deeply personal decision. We’re so incredibly grateful that you are considering making this wonderful gift and we promise that:

We’ll use your gift wisely to help enhance the care provided by Cork University Hospital.

We’ll be available to answer any questions you have and will treat your enquiries in the strictest of confidence.

You can always change your mind if your circumstances or priorities change in the future.

Please contact our Head of Fundraising, Miriam Forde, if you have any queries or would like any further information. Miriam is available at 021 423 4529 or miriam@cuhcharity.ie.

How to Leave a Gift in Your Will

Once you’ve provided for your family and friends, including CUH (Cork University Hospital) Charity in your Will is a simple process that your solicitor can organise for you. If you’ve an existing Will, they can add a codicil to it to include the gift. If you don’t have a Will, a solicitor can guide you through the process of drawing one up.

There are two main types of gifts you can leave – a % of your estate (Residuary Legacy) or a fixed amount or specific item (Pecuniary Legacy). Below is the sample wording you can include:

Residuary Legacy Wording

“I give to CUH (Cork University Hospital) Charity of Room 8, Main Concourse, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork, (insert a % of anywhere between 1% and 100%) of the residue of my estate whatsoever and wheresoever, and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other officer for the time being of the said Organisation shall be a full and sufficient discharge of the same”.

Pecuniary Legacy Wording

“I give the sum of €_______ or I bequeath (Insert the item specified) to CUH (Cork University Hospital) Charity of Room 8, Main Concourse, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork, and I direct that the Treasurer or other proper officer for the time being of the said Organisation shall be proper and sufficient discharge for the same”.

If you chose to leave a gift in your Will, no matter how large or small, please do get in touch to let us know. You can contact our Head of Fundraising, Miriam Forde, in confidence at 021 423 4529 or miriam@cuhcharity.ie.