Remember a charity in your will.
It’s a little known fact that most charities wouldn’t survive without gifts in Wills. While 70% of people are said to support a charity during their lives, just 7% continue supporting them once they are gone. So it’s not difficult to see why so many of them struggle for funds on an ongoing basis.
By remembering your favourite charities in your Will however, you are ensuring that their good work carries on.
After you’ve taken care of loved ones, think about whether your estate enables you to provide for the charity of your choice – this can be a lump sum or a percentage of the estate.
How do you leave a gift to a charity in your will?
There are a couple of options:
Get a new Will written up
If you’ve not yet made a will you can speak to us about creating one and we will arrange a meeting with you to talk you through the process.
All we will need is the official name of the charity and the amount you wish to give, and we will make sure that the gift goes to the right place to be used for the benefit of your chosen charity
We do not charge any extra for including a gift to a charity in your Will – it’s all part of our fixed fee service
If however, you do have a current Will, you have the option to cancel this and write a new one which includes your latest wishes – this is also a good opportunity to review your will and amend anything else you would like to change/update.
Add a codicil to your existing Will
If you have already made a Will and do not wish to write a new one, you can still make provisions for your chosen charity via a document known as a ‘codicil’. This is a simple way to amend an existing Will by adding a gift to your favourite charities, as well as any other changes you wish to make such as changing your executors or cancelling other gifts.
Fixed Fee Wills Service
To help keep things simple, we offer a fixed fee Wills service – this ensures there are no hidden costs and you know exactly what you are getting.
We charge just £270 (including VAT) for a single standard Will.
For a couple making wills together our charge is £432 (including VAT).
Our charge for making a codicil to your existing will is £132 (including VAT)