Make a Bequest to Dove

So you think you can't make a difference?  


Even if your gift is relatively small, a planned gift or bequest can help sustain existing services and programmes, or launch new programmes for patients, families and carers.  You, your family and your friends can remember Dove Hospice through a bequest and there are a number of bequest options.


Give a specific sum or percentage of your estate

A specific sum for your bequest is one option. Nominating a percentage of your estate will ensure your estate does the most work it can for the Dove Hospice.


Give the residue of your estate

Once your estate is assessed, other gifts made and all expenses taken care of, you gift what is left to Dove Hospice.


Make a specific gift of property

You can name a property or an asset that you would like to leave for the benefit of Dove Hospice.


It is important you get good advice if you decide to make a bequest. We too can discuss with you how your bequest can best contribute to our service.

To discuss what making a bequest might mean for you or for more information about how you might make a bequest, please contact:

Janine Ewan, Chief Executive Clinical Services

09 575 4555 or 027 4308719

A Promise to Pip

Pip Mills loved the Art & Healing Table – sometimes she would be there by herself and sometimes she would bring her mum Trish, with whom she had a special bond. At this time this part of the service was very new with an uncertain future.

For Pip it was a place to be creative, to focus and forget her illness, to connect with other patients – to have fun and just be Pip! The opportunity to come together once a week at this special table with Melissa and Yoke who are well qualified facilitators has been a life-line for some, a place of safety for others, an opportunity to explore the inexpressible and a way to share with others at a meaningful level.

Tragically Pip died – far too young – a whole life unlived – she dreamed of getting married to Greg, having children, sharing her life with family and friends.

A ‘Promise to Pip’ – Greg, colleagues and friends set up a Foundation while Pip was alive to assist with treatment costs and other needs. Following her death and in line with Pip’s wishes what remained of the fund became a bequest left specifically to help fund the continuation of the Art & Healing Table at Dove House. In her lifetime Pip had worked for others over many years including prostitute outreach programmes, helping elderly people and through her church. This fun loving girl has left a legacy of her life well lived and continues to make a difference in people’s lives. The fund helped enormously in cementing the Art & Healing Table as an on-going integral part of the Dove programme of care.

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