Be remembered for Kindness.

Leave a gift in your Will

Writing a donation into our Will gives us the unique opportunity to reach into the future to show gratitude by repaying that positivity.

For Charities

You may wish to inform the charity or charities you intend to leave a gift to, so that they can keep you updated about the work they are carrying out.

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For You

Whether it’s in relation to health or the end-of-life care of a loved one, many of us have good reason to feel gratitude towards a charity of some kind.

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For Solicitors

By simply asking your clients if they would like to leave a gift in their Will, there is a chance that legacy income to charities in Northern Ireland could increase dramatically.

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With our partner Bequeathed.

Free Wills, valuable advice.

Simply follow the steps to create a Will online. It’s a free service.

If you want legal advice at any stage, ask – they’ll connect you to a solicitor who’ll give you a price to help you complete your Will.

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A Will is good. Good Will is great.

Almost 80% of people in Northern Ireland make a donation to charity each year – we’re a generous bunch!

We donate our time, we give to street collectors, we gift our unwanted clothes and possessions, we sponsor our friends & family, we challenge ourselves in all sorts of weird and wonderful ways and we even give on a monthly basis.

Did you know you can support your favourite cause by leaving a gift in your Will?

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Key Points

Writing your Will

It really doesn’t take long to make a Will.

You can do it in person with a solicitor or you can now do it online with our partner Bequeathed.

You will need to think about the things you own and who you would like to leave them to. You also need to think about who you’d like to act as your executors (these are the people who will make sure your wishes are carried out).

In your Will you can also do important things like include specific funeral arrangements and appoint legal guardians for your children.

If you fail to make a Will the law will decide how your estate will be distributed, which might not match your wishes and a large amount could be lost in Inheritance Tax.

To ensure your Will is valid you will need expert advice. A free online Will with Bequeathed will meet many people’s needs, however for more complex situations, you may need additional solicitor advice.

Do-It-Yourself Wills may save a little on fees, but without expert advice, they are often invalid or at best unclear and this can cause problems for your loved ones later.

It is easy to leave a gift in your Will to charity. Many people who give to charity throughout their lives also choose to make a gift to their chosen charities in their Will. For some, a gift in their Will may be the largest donation they ever give to charity. A gift, whether small or large, always makes a big difference to the charity concerned. In most cases, gifts to charity are free of tax.

To start your FREE Will today visit www.bequeathed.org/willtogive

Leaving a gift to charity

It is easy to leave a gift in your will to charity.

Many people who give to charity throughout their lives also choose to make a gift to their chosen charities in their Will.

For some, a gift in their Will may be the largest donation they ever give to charity. A gift, whether small or large, always makes a big difference to the charity concerned.

The fact that no Inheritance Tax is payable on gifts to charities made during your lifetime or through your Will means your donation can have much more impact.

You can give:

  • The remainder of your estate after your other wishes have been fulfilled
  • A proportion or percentage of what you own
  • A specific amount of money, large or small
  • Property or possessions that would be valuable to your chosen charity

Will to Give represents a group of local charities. You may wish to consider leaving a gift to one of our member charities or you can leave a gift to any registered charity.

It is often useful to inform the charity or charities you intend to leave a gift to so that they can keep you updated about the work they are carrying out.

To start your FREE Will today visit www.bequeathed.org/willtogive

Will to Give working with Bequeathed

Will to Give has partnered with Bequeathed to bring online Will-making to Northern Ireland.

You can make it yourself online for free, with support from Bequeathed’s expert team.

As most of us benefit from the important work done by charities, all we ask is you consider a gift in your Will to charity.

Or you can start online for free and add cost-effective, valuable legal advice which is delivered face to face after you’ve completed Bequeathed’s online interview.

Legal advice will be provided quality-assured law firm Cleaver Fulton Rankin.

Their solicitors offer advice from offices in Belfast. They also provide telephone and video services.

To start your FREE Will today visit www.bequeathed.org/willtogive

NICVA, the Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action represents and supports voluntary and community organisations.  A NICVA representative acts as an advisor at monthly Will to Give meetings and helps promote the work of the group.

Writing your Will - the options

You have lots of options when it comes to writing a Will.

Will to Give offer an online Will-writing option with our partner Bequeathed. The expertly guided online service was set up by solicitors and has been found to be reliable and robust by Will to Give’s own legal advisors.

Additional legal advice is available as an add on.

To start your FREE Will today visit www.bequeathed.org/willtogive

We know that online Wills are not right for everyone. However, we do encourage you to get expert advice when preparing your Will especially if you would like to leave a gift in your Will to charity.

Solicitors are the experts, they will ask you probing questions to ensure that you have the right type of Will to suit your circumstances.

Although this is a slightly more expensive option than a DIY Will, it will give you peace of mind that your Will is exactly what you need it to be and perhaps even prevent costly errors in the future.

If you need information on finding or choosing a solicitor to make or amend your will, contact the Law Society of Northern Ireland by phone on 028 9023 1614 or visit www.lawsoc-ni.org.

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