Make lasting change your legacy

We are working towards a world where everyone affected by major trauma can access the emotional and practical support they need to make the best possible recovery.


Shape the future

You, your friend or a family member may have experienced major trauma and the profound effect it can have on you and your loved ones’. Perhaps you can only imagine the devastation.

When you have taken care of the people that matter most to you, a gift in your Will could help us to support more people affected by major trauma.

A gift in your Will can help us to ensure that in future, every patient and their loved ones has the opportunity to get practical and emotional support from their first day on the Ward for as long as they need it, and access to remote peer support, wherever they are.

This means:

  • Increasing our reach to have a presence across each Major Trauma Network, Centre and Unit
  • Developing a remote model and exploring how we can use digital technology, so that regardless of location, people can access our trained peer support volunteers
  • Developing a comprehensive programme of education, training and research to improve the major trauma pathway and major trauma care within and beyond the NHS

Talk to us

We will always recommend using a solicitor or legal professional. But we can answer your questions that are about leaving a gift in your Will to Day One, or if you are an Executor.

Amongst other things, we can arrange for you to see our work in action and discuss how you'd like your gift to be spent.

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How to leave a gift to Day One Trauma Support

Leaving a gift in your Will to create a better world for major trauma patients is easier than you might think. There are two types of gift that you can consider: a share of your estate (residuary gift) or a set sum (pecuniary gift).

Below we have provided some suggested wording to include in your Will, depending on which type of gift you choose. We recommend that you take this with you when you meet with your solicitor or legal professional.

Residuary gift (share of your estate):
"I leave.........per cent of the residue of my real and personal estate to Day One Trauma Support, Day One Office, Room LGI/12/OB/017, Brotherton Wing, B Floor, Leeds General Infirmary, Great George Street, Leeds LS1 3EX, registered charity number: 1194227."

Pecuniary gift (set sum):
"I leave the sum of ...........(in words) pounds £....... (in figures) to Day One Trauma Support, Day One Office, Room LGI/12/OB/017, Brotherton Wing, B Floor, Leeds General Infirmary, Great George Street, Leeds LS1 3EX, registered charity number: 1194227."

Things to consider

Before you write your Will with a solicitor or legal professional, we suggest that you think about the points on this checklist:

  • What do you own? Make a list of everything and the value of it. Consider property, digital assets, savings and/or investments.
  • Family and loved ones always come first. Write down the people you want to benefit from your estate.
  • Make a note of the causes and charities that you might like to remember in your Will. Looks at the charities’ websites and don’t be afraid to ask the charity any questions about how they use donations before making a decision.
  • If you have children under 18, consider who you would choose to be their legal guardian should you pass away before they are 18.
  • Who would you like to manage your estate? Think about who would be well placed to carry out your wishes.
Speak to us about leaving a gift in your Will

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