Leaving a gift in your Will

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We strongly recommend you consult a solicitor or another professional advisor, such as an accountant or bank manager, who is qualified to make Wills when making or changing your Will.

 

It costs less than you might think, and it will give you peace of mind to ensure that your wishes are carried out.

 

For information on solicitors, contact the Law Society on

020 7242 1222 or visit www.lawsociety.org.uk

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A legacy can make a huge difference to the work of a charity like Together Dementia Support. If you are thinking about making or changing your will and you would like to leave a gift towards our work, then please get in touch.

Benefits of gifting

There are sound financial reasons for leaving a gift to charity in your Will. Not only is a legacy entirely free of inheritance tax, but if you were to leave more than 10% of the value of your estate to charity, then the government will reduce what inheritance tax you do pay by 10%.

 

Your solicitor will be able to explain the benefits and how they will apply to your circumstances in full.

 
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Why I chose to leave a gift in my Will

"We would love to leave a legacy to Together Dementia Support for the wonderful loving joy they bring to all their clients."

Charlie came to England from Jamaica in the late 50s, where he settled, married, and raised his three children. 

Unfortunately, in his late 70s Charlie developed Dementia. 

There were plenty of service available to support both him and his family, one being Together Dementia Support. 

We therefore would love to leave a legacy to this fantastic, professional team who offer dedication, sensitivity, and a wonderful loving joy they bring to all their clients."

Carol & Donald

 

Different ways to leave a legacy

If you choose to leave a gift to charity in your Will, there are different options available to you. You can bequest the following:

  1. Pecuniary Legacy
    A gift of a set amount of money
     

  2. Residuary legacy
    A share or the remainder of your estate once friends & family have been provided for
     

  3. Specific Legacy
    A gift of an item of property, such as an antique or a piece of jewellery

If you have already made your Will, then you can add a ‘codicil’, which allows you to make changes to your Will without re-writing the entire document.

 

For peace of mind, we strongly recommend consulting a solicitor, or another professional adviser such as an accountant or bank manager, who is qualified to make Wills when making or amending your Will.

 

I would like to leave a gift - what do I do next?

To leave a gift for Together Dementia Support in your Will, you will need to take the following steps:

 
  1. Contact us
    We will register your enquiry and someone will get in touch with you to discuss your gift and what it will support us to achieve. You can call our office Mon-Fri, 09.30-5pm on 0161 226 7186  or email admin@togetherdementiasupport.org any time.
     

  2. Contact your solicitor, or a person qualified to make or change Wills
    They will be able to advise you on all aspects of your Will from start to finish. If you have already made a Will, you can add a 'codicil' which allows you to make changes without re-writing the entire document. 
     

  3. Let us know!
    When you have everything in place, please let us know, especially if you have something in mind for the donation left behind. 

FAQs

Why make a will?

The only way to make sure that your wishes are carried out after your death is to make a will. It is a lot easier than you might think and while you will have to pay for professional advice, it is a small price for making sure your family and friends are taken care of and to leave a lasting legacy to your favourite charities.

Do I need a solicitor?

When making or changing your will you should always seek professional advice from someone qualified such as a solicitor, accountant or bank manager.

What if I already have a will?

It is possible to change your will using a codicil, without having to re-write the entire document. Talk to a professional advisor about the best way to do this.

Why leave a gift to charity?

Charitable legacies are a vital source of income for charities, amounting to around £2 billion each year. By leaving a gift to charity in your will, after you have provided for friends and family, you are helping the work of that charity to live on.

Are there any tax benefits?

A gift to charity is free of inheritance tax and there are additional benefits if your gift is worth more than 10% of the value of your estate. Ask your professional advisor to explain your tax situation to you.

Why choose Together Dementia Support?

At Together Dementia Support we make every penny count. So a gift in your will, big or small, will have a huge impact on the people we care for.