Creating a Lasting Legacy
Remember a Charity in your Will
Last week was Remember a Charity Week which was to raise awareness about giving to charity in your Will. Has a charity helped you or a loved one? Charities are there for all of us often when we need help the most and often they receive little or no funding from the state. One of the most amazing things you can do to support your favourite charities long into the future is to leave them a gift in your Will. Charities often rely on gifts in Wills to continue their work.
Did you know that making a Will is your opportunity to make sure that your wishes are carried out and that all the causes you care about can be included in it? As well as remembering your loved-ones in your Will you can also include your favourite charities and organizations that you support or hold dear. Every charitable gift can help make a vital difference to charities across the country. Legacy gifts have even been able to rescue charities from closure.
Recently, as many as 6 in every 10 RNLI lifeboat rescue launches have been funded by legacy gifts. Over one third of Marie Curie’s hospice care is funded by gifts in Wills and the care for one out of every three animals that come into Battersea Dogs & Cats home is funded by gifts left by people in their Wills.
We are again participating in the Will Aid campaign this year in November, where we will draft a Will for you and you give a donation to Will Aid. They have a number of charities who benefit from this but they may not be the ones you wish to give a legacy to. For more information, please contact us.
A recent study showed that in 10 adults in the UK said they were happy to leave a gift in their Will. If a charity has touched your life or someone you care about then please consider saying thank you by leaving them a gift in your Will. . Our experienced solicitors will be able to draft your Will for you so please contact us today on 01492 874774 or 596596.