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28 08, 2019

Where do I store my Will?

2019-08-28T00:00:00+01:00August 28th, 2019|Uncategorised|

Storage Of Wills Proper storage of your Will is equally as important as actually writing your Will. Having taken the important step of preparing a valid Will, you may be wondering where you should keep this important document, and how it will be found by your Executors when needed. The UK, unlike some other countries, does not offer an official Will register. If your Will cannot be found after your death, it will be presumed that you have died intestate (without a valid Will).  If this is the case your estate will be shared out according to specific rules which might not [...]

16 08, 2019

What is Swedish Death Cleaning?

2019-08-16T00:00:00+01:00August 16th, 2019|Uncategorised|

We discover the art of Swedish Death Cleaning and ask ourselves is this something that people would do in Northern Ireland? Here at Will to Give we talk a lot about death. We talk to lots of people about supporting their favourite charity by leaving a gift in their Will. Leaving a gift in your Will and preparing your Will goes hand in hand with talking about death and what will happen after your death. It's not something that people in Northern Ireland feel overly comfortable about. Understandably, it makes us feel sad and we often put off difficult conversations as they can [...]

15 08, 2019

Download your Will Writing Guide TODAY!

2019-08-15T00:00:00+01:00August 15th, 2019|Uncategorised|

Check out our free Will writing guide. A GUIDE TO MAKING AND UPDATING YOUR WILL Download this useful guide to making your WIll and leaving a gift to charity. It's easier than you think! For all the latest updates on Will writing and all things gifts in Wills follow us or join our mailing list... Find us here... Twitter @WilltoGive Facebook @willtogive Instagram @_willtogive Subscribe to our mailing list ------- Will to Give is a unique network of charities working together to encourage people in Northern Ireland to leave a charitable gift in their Will. For more information about how you can leave a [...]

29 07, 2019

Who leaves a legacy?

2019-07-29T00:00:00+01:00July 29th, 2019|Uncategorised|

There's no particular 'type' of person who leaves a gift in their Will. Women tend to be more likely to leave a charitable gift or legacy simply because women generally live longer than men. But, absolutely anyone can leave a gift in their Will as long as -  1. They have an up to date and valid Will  2. They have specified the amount of or type of gift they would like to leave and to which charity or charities It really doesn't matter what your 'demographic' is, leaving a gift in your Will is a simple and straightforward way of supporting [...]

19 07, 2019

Why cohabiting couples need a Will

2019-07-19T00:00:00+01:00July 19th, 2019|Uncategorised|

Will to Give looks at why cohabiting couples, in particular, need a Will. Will to Give exists to encourage more people living in Northern Ireland to consider leaving a charitable gift in their Will. As part of our work, we look at the reasons why people actually need a Will. In today's article, we are looking specifically at cohabiting couples. Although there is no legal definition of living together, it generally means to live together as a couple without being married. You can formalise aspects of your status with a partner by drawing up a legal agreement called a cohabitation contract or living together agreement. However, it is not clear [...]

14 06, 2019

How would you like to be remembered?

2020-01-02T21:43:06+00:00June 14th, 2019|General|

How would you like to be remembered? Everyone has the potential to leave behind incredible legacies for future generations. You might not be physically on this earth anymore but how you live your life, the choices you make, the things you say, the words you write can live on spreading from generation to generation. Each and every one us probably remember at least one person who has had a profound impact on our lives, one who we tell our children or our friends about. Perhaps it was a teacher, a sports coach, a boss or maybe even a stranger. Something they said [...]

7 06, 2019

Who can leave a gift in their Will?

2019-06-07T00:00:00+01:00June 7th, 2019|Uncategorised|

Here at Will to Give we are often asked... 'Who can leave a gift in their Will?' There is a misconception that only the very wealthy can leave a legacy to a charity or that only a large gesture can make a difference. The charitable gifts in Wills that hit the headlines are often substantial amounts of money or pieces of property. But in fact, ANYONE can leave a charitable gift in their Will and every gift will make a difference to the individual work of your chosen charity. There are different types of charitable gift that you can leave in your Will. [...]

26 05, 2019

How to leave a gift in your Will

2019-05-26T00:00:00+01:00May 26th, 2019|Uncategorised|

For many charities in Northern Ireland, gifts in Wills or legacies as they are often known as, are vital. You may wish to leave a gift in your Will to a much-loved charity after you have taken care of your family and friends. Some of the best-known charities here in Northern Ireland simply couldn't continue their work without the generosity of supporters who remember them in their Will. Each gift is gratefully received by the individual charity and people who leave a legacy are often remembered in a special way. A legacy or charitable gift can be as small or large as you [...]

23 05, 2019

Making a Will with a diagnosis of dementia

2019-05-23T00:00:00+01:00May 23rd, 2019|Uncategorised|

Receiving a diagnosis of dementia can be distressing. But, it is important to realise that a diagnosis of dementia does not mean that you will have lost the capacity to continue to manage your finances or to deal with your personal legal affairs, such as making a Will. The following article was prepared by Michael Graham of Cleaver Fulton Rankin solicitors, Belfast. Michael is legal advisor to Will to Give. The law provides a presumption of capacity for every person which can only be denied where there is clear evidence of a loss of capacity. Capacity is also ‘issue specific’, which means [...]

22 05, 2019

Dementia Friendly Communities in Northern Ireland

2019-05-22T00:00:00+01:00May 22nd, 2019|Uncategorised|

This week is Dementia Action Week and we're being asked to take action by starting a conversation with someone living with dementia. Will to Give is looking at what it means to be a dementia-friendly community in Northern Ireland. Alzheimer's Society's dementia-friendly communities programme encourages everyone to share responsibility for ensuring that people with dementia feel understood, valued and able to contribute to their community. It's about - Making your community more dementia friendly - by providing information advice and resources on how to do this. Making organisations more dementia friendly - this includes all organisations from the corner shop or local [...]