Leave A Gift In Your Will
After the uncertainty of the past year, we understand that many of you will be reflecting on what matters most – family, friends, and the causes close to your heart.
When thinking about the future and having the peace of mind that family and friends have been looked after, many people also choose to help the causes that they supported during their lifetime. Remembering to leave gift in your will, no matter what the size, leaves a lasting legacy on the causes that matter most to you.
Why Leave a Legacy?
Legacy gifts are especially important to small charities like The Haemophilia Society, as it helps us to ensure that we can continue to support everyone in the bleeding disorders community. Even the smallest gift will make an impact, and you’ll know that you have made a difference to families affected by bleeding disorders.
Making a Will
It is best that you seek legal advice when writing or making amendments to your will. A solicitor will advise you on which of the following is the best way to leave a legacy gift.
Pecuniary gift: This is a fixed percentage or donation amount that you would like to leave to your favourite charity.
Residual gift: These are gifts that are made up of the remainder of the estate once you have looked after loved ones.
Specific gift: These are named items, such as shares, property or jewellery.
If you already have a will, you don’t need to rewrite it if you decide to leave a gift to a charity. You can ask your solicitor to add a codicil, which is a way of making specific changes without affecting the original will.