Leave a lasting legacy.

Help us heal broken hearts even after you are gone.

Including a gift to The Somerville Foundation will transform lives.

Gifts in wills are vital to our work. They give us the funds we need to raise standards of care and invest in research to find effective treatments for congenital heart disease.

You don’t have to be wealthy to leave a gift in your will. Small or large, it doesn’t matter. Every gift makes a difference.

To find out more, talk to your solicitor, contact us, or give us a call on 01473 252007.

To include The Somerville Foundation in an existing will, talk to your solicitor about adding a ‘codicil’. This allows you to make a change without the hassle of writing a completely new document.

If you don’t yet have a will, we can put you in touch with a solicitor to help you write your will. Your local Citizens Advice Bureau can also provide useful information and advice and The Law Society has information on writing a will and finding a solicitor.

*This information is for general purposes and is not intended to constitute or replace professional legal advice. Updated April 2018.

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How to include us in your will…

Why leave a gift to The Somerville Foundation?

Because we need you to!

  • The income we have already received from gifts in wills has enabled us to continue our work. A gift in your will will help us do the same
  • Your gift will help us to fund new and improved treatments for congenital heart disease
  • Your gift allows you to give something back to the heart community
  • A gift in your will to a registered charity like The Somerville Foundation is exempt from Inheritance Tax (40%). This could reduce the tax burden on your estate

Your contribution – large or small – makes an incredible difference to people’s lives.

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Donate in memory

Create a personal tribute page in memory of a loved one that friends and family can donate to. If you don’t want to create a tribute page, you can still make a donation to The Somerville Foundation in their memory.

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Other ways to help.


Where your money goes.

  • Research that saves lives
  • A national support network
  • A wealth of help & advice
  • The uk’s first congenital heart research centre
  • Financial support for patients
  • Campaigning for better services & support

With your help, we’ve helped fund new and improved treatments for congenital heart disease. we opened the UK’s first dedicated Congenital Heart Research Centre. we’ve organised receptions at the House of Lords and House of Commons, a film première, concerts, parachute jumps, marathon runs, annual sponsored walks and masquerade balls. we ensure that adult CHD patients enjoy access to every opportunity, are free from discrimination, and are fully supported throughout their lives. we’ve staged annual conferences, regional patient information days and workshops throughout the UK. we’ve published a range of leaflets for CHD patients on a wide-range of topics. we’ve launched a Freephone patient helpline to provide practical advice, a listening ear, and emotional reassurance at times of stress. we’ve created online networks where congenital heart patients can connect with each other. we successfully applied for a Comic Relief grant to help develop mental health support services. we’ve contributed to adult congenital heart disease nurse training days and taken part in various study days and conferences for medical and health professionals. we’ve established a benevolent fund for members who are in financial hardship. we’ve organised residential weekends and outward bound holidays for teenagers and adults, providing congenital heart patients with the opportunity to meet and gain support from each other.

Just think what else we could do if you donate, fundraise or volunteer for us.