Legacies

We sometimes receive legacies which has prompted us to ask our supporters to consider helping the charity after their deaths.  We hope that the following information will be of help to you.

None of us want to think much about our death and its aftermath.  Perhaps this is why only half of adults over the age of 45 have made a will and one third of all people die intestate.  Even if we have made a will it is quite possible that it is now somewhat out of date.

If you would like to leave this charity something in your will you can do it by specifying a specific sum (pecuniary legacy) or a percentage share of your estate (residuary legacy). Any legacy to the charity will be free of Inheritance tax and the amount will be subtracted from the net value of your estate before your tax liability is calculated. If you have already made a will but would like to add a legacy to this charity then this can be done by setting of a Codicil to it.

You might consider asking for "In Memory" donations at your funeral in lieu of sending flowers or a wreath to be sent either direct to the charity or via the Funeral Director.  You could also ask that any collection at your funeral service be given to the charity.  It is not necessary to have this instruction in your will but you must inform your executor(s) of your wishes so they can be carried out.