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A lasting gift to a charity close to your heart

Be remembered for Kindness. Leave a gift in your Will.

FOR CHARITIES

FOR SOLICITORS

Be remembered for Kindness.

Leave a charitable gift in your Will.

Most of us benefit from the important work done by charities.

Whether it’s in relation to health or the end-of-life care of a loved one, adopting a furry friend, or enjoying a regular walk in a wild place, many of us have good reason to feel gratitude towards a charity of some kind.

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

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?

OUR VALUES

It really doesn’t take long to make a Will. Just arrange to see your solicitor, let them know 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 and a large amount could be lost in Inheritance Tax.

To ensure your Will is valid it should be prepared by a solicitor.  Do-It-Yourself Wills may save a little on fees, but 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 request your free Will Writing Guide, email us today at info@willtogive.org

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 is a consortium of local charities that you may wish to consider for a gift or you can make a donation 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.

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

Here at Will to Give, we would encourage you to use a solicitor to prepare 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 using a Will-writing service or 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.

Choosing Your Charity

It’s easier than you might think to leave a charitable donation in your Will.

Some of the charities that we work with..

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