We are always there for the children who need us today

Let us be there for all the families to come with a gift in your Will

We want to always be there for families, now and in the future

Thank you for considering leaving a gift in your Will to Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service.

Alexander Devine is the extraordinary and brave boy who inspired our children’s hospice service. He was just four years old when he was diagnosed with a brain tumour and there is simply nothing in this world that can prepare a family for such devastating news. He endured four and a half years of treatments and sadly, aged eight, he died.

Inspired by their son, Fiona and John Devine set up the charity Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service. This is the beautiful legacy Alexander has left.

His legacy has changed the lives of so many children with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition and their families, across Berkshire and into the surrounding counties.

We are always here for the children and families who need us. We provide their child with the specialist care they need, we listen when they want to talk, we make keepsakes so they can create happy memories, and we stand beside them in their child’s final moments. We want to always be there for the families that need us, now and in the future, and you can make this possible by leaving a gift in your Will.


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Find out more about how to leave a gift in your Will

Write your Will online for free 

As an Alexander Devine supporter, you’re eligible for a free online Will writing service.

We have partnered with online provider Beyond, the UK’s trusted online Will service. With Beyond’s online service, you can make a free, legally-binding Will in just 15 minutes. Each Will is checked by legal experts and can be updated quickly and easily.

There’s no obligation to leave a gift to us, but we hope you’ll be inspired to consider this extraordinary way of giving.

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Get started

Click here to visit our unique portal with Beyond and start writing your free online Will today.

Got a question?

Whether you have a question about writing a Will or you’d like to let us know you are leaving a gift to Alexander Devine, we are here to help so please do get in touch. You can email Jenni at jennig@alexanderdevine.org or call 01628 822777. 

The difference your support will make

 When you leave a gift in your Will to our charity, you’re supporting the future of children like Pippa. Pippa has several life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, including severe epilepsy, and requires round-the-clock care, with her parents needing to stay alert in case she needs emergency medication or oxygen at any time. Alexander’s Care Team support the family by providing respite for Pippa, symptom management for Pippa’s complex health needs, hydrotherapy and provide Pippa’s older brother Elliot with sibling support.

Alexander Devine’s support is invaluable. They are there through all sorts of different issues, whether it be emotional support or medical advice, and that’s not just for Pippa but also for Elliot.

Danielle, Pippa’s mum


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Frequently Asked Questions

What information do I need to leave a gift in my Will?

All you need to leave a gift in your Will to Alexander Devine Children‘s Hospice Service is our charity name, address and registered charity number detailed below.

Alexander Devine Children’s Cancer Trust, Snowball Hill, Maidenhead, SL6 3LU. Registered Charity No. 1118947.

I’ve already got a Will, can I still leave a gift to Alexander Devine?

Yes, simply fill out a Codicil form. You’ll need our address and charity number (above). Speak to your solicitor or Will provider who can advise you further.

Are there tax benefits of leaving a charitable gift in my Will?

Most gifts left to charity are exempt from inheritance tax and you could reduce the amount of tax paid by your beneficiaries by leaving us a gift in your Will. Find out more at www.gov.uk/inheritance-tax or speak to your solicitor.

What if I want to change my Will later?

It‘s a good idea to regularly update your Will so that it doesn‘t become out of date. You can either write a new Will or amend your existing one using a Codicil form. Speak to your solicitor for further advice.

I’ve left a gift to Alexander Devine, what do I do now?

Firstly, thank you! You don‘t have to tell us you‘ve left a gift to Alexander Devine in your Will. But we would love to hear from you if you have so we can thank you personally and keep you updated on our work should you wish. You can email Jenni at jennig@alexanderdevine.org or call 01628 822777.

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