Leave a Gift in your Will
A gift from you could afford children the opportunity to live their best possible lives.
After you have taken care of your loved ones, will you consider leaving a gift in your Will to the ISPCC? Your gift enables us to create meaningful change for children and young people across Ireland.
Growing up is hard for today’s children, and more complicated than ever before. Your gift will help to improve childhood experiences now and for future generations.
Would you like more information? If you would like to find out more and talk with someone in confidence about a gift in your Will, please contact Jessica at jessica.o’[email protected] or call 01 234 2000.
We want you to be 100% assured that any gift that you leave will be put to the best possible use as quickly and as efficiently as possible. Our legacy charter highlights our promises to you.
- We recognise that your Will is personal and private to you, and we promise you that we will respect your privacy at all times.
- We fully understand that the wellbeing of your family and your loved ones must always come first.
- Because the ISPCC is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of children and young people in Ireland, we actively encourage you to please remember ISPCC in your Will. However, we understand that you may have other charities that you may wish to include in your Will in preference to, or in addition to, us. We recognise that this is entirely your decision, and we fully respect your right to decide as you wish.
- If you specify in your Will how and where you would like your gift to be used by ISPCC, we will always work to honour your wishes. That’s a promise.
- We also promise you that we will use your gift as carefully and as cost effectively as possible so that it brings the maximum amount of benefits to children and young people in Ireland
Some important things for you to remember about leaving a gift to us in your Will
How To Make A Will
It is generally quite easy and inexpensive to make a will. Here are some tips:
- Find a solicitor – if you don’t already use a solicitor, ask friends and family members for a referral or consult your local listings.
- Make a list of all your assets and their approximate value, i.e. property, car, savings, insurance policies, etc.
- Make a list of all your liabilities, i.e. mortgage, other loans, overdraft, credit cards, etc.
- Consider who you would like to look after your financial affairs (your executors) and agree this with the appointed person(s).
- Consider how you would like to have your assets divided, bearing in mind your obligations to people who are close to you.
- Visit your solicitor to discuss your plans and to allow him / her to prepare your will.
S/he should advise you in terms of the tax implications of leaving legacies to family members, friends or charities.
- If you would like to include a gift to the ISPCC, your solicitor will write this into your will.
Types Of Legacies
- Pecuniary: A gift of a specific amount of money.
- Residuary: A share of the rest of your assets that you have not already given away.
Specific: A gift of a specific item.
- A Codicil: If you have already made a will and you wish to give a gift to the ISPCC, you will need to prepare a new will or ask your solicitor to add a codicil (addition) in a similar way to the original will. A codicil needs to be witnessed and signed in the same way as the original will and should be kept in the same place as the original will.
To discuss a potential legacy donation, or to get more information, please contact our legacy team on 01 234 2000.