How to leave a gift to Leonard Cheshire in your will

Thank you so much for considering a legacy gift to Leonard Cheshire. We know that writing or updating your will is very personal, and you will want to provide for those you care about first. But once you have done that, a gift of any shape or size will make an enormous difference to disabled people’s lives in the future.

Whether you are updating an existing will, or you’re planning to write your first will, it’s really simple to leave a legacy gift to Leonard Cheshire.

Nancy, Gifts in wills manager

Writing or updating your will

A valid up-to-date will is a legal document and it ensures the wishes you have in your lifetime are carried out when you die. If you don’t leave a will, the law decides how your possessions are passed on – and this might not be in line with your wishes. Here are some simple first steps:

Planning

Step 1 - List what you own - Download our will planner

Step 2 - Decide who you want to leave things to

Step 3 - Decide who you want to write it - Find a solicitor link to law society

What types of gift can you leave?

A share of your estate. After you have provided for your loved ones, you can leave a share of what remains to charity. This is known as a ‘residuary gift’.

A cash gift. This is when you leave an exact sum of money to us. It's known as a 'pecuniary gift'.

A reversionary gift
This gift allows you to leave your estate (or particular assets) to a named individual for their lifetime, but after they pass away the share you intended for Leonard Cheshire will be passed to us.

A gift in trust. You can leave a gift for someone to use over a period of time. When the time has ended, the gift can be passed on to other recipients, such as a charity.

A specific gift. Is a gift of a particular item for example a property, or perhaps a piece of jewelry, or as we have received in the past a collection of medals.

All you need now to include a gift

Our charity details

These details are required in all wills written by a solicitor:

Registered charity no: 218186 (England and Wales) and no: SC005117 (Scotland)

Head Office address: 66 South Lambeth Road, London SW8 1RL

Need help?

You can speak to one of our Gifts in Wills Team. Call 020 3242 0410 or email giftsinwills@leonardcheshire.org and Nancy or Clare will get back to you!

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