How to leave a legacy
It’s usually a lot more straightforward than people think. There’s more than one way to do it, too. So you can make sure your will does exactly what you want it to and honours your wishes.
There are two important ways you can leave a gift to a charity:
- A pecuniary gift - when you leave a specific amount of money
- A residuary gift - when you leave a percentage of your estate
Residuary gifts are extremely helpful because they tend to be inflation-proof, being a percentage rather than a specific sum.
We can help you with the wording to make sure you leave a gift the way you want to. You can find sample wording in our downloadable guide.
Do you want to help a specific place or space?
Another thing to think about is whether you want to help a particular area of our work. Maybe a property or region that has a special memory or significance to you? Or, like most people, you might prefer to let us put your gift to work where it’s needed most.
When it comes to writing your will, there are lots of ways you can go about it. We can take you through everything step-by-step. Whatever your circumstances you’ll be able to find a way that’s right for you. Simply get in touch with our team, and we will be able to help.
Take advantage of Free Wills Month
We realise that arranging a will can be expensive. So it’s worth knowing that, during October 2014, you could have your will drawn up free of charge. To see if there’s a participating solicitor in your area, visit Free Wills Month.