How to leave us a gift in your will

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.

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.

Planning

Here are some simple first steps:


What types of gift can you leave?

  • 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.
  • Cash gift: This is when you leave an exact sum of money to us, usually known as a pecuniary gift.
  • Reversionary gift: This allows you to leave your estate (or particular assets) to a named individual. After they pass away, we would receive the share you originally intended for us.
  • Gift in trust: You can leave a gift for someone to use over a period of time. When the time period has ended, that gift can be passed on to us.
  • Specific gift: You can leave a personal item. This could be something like a piece of jewellery.

Our details

If your will is written by a solicitor, you're required to include the following details:

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

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


Any questions?

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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