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Leave A Legacy

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  • Leave a gift in your will to the ISPCC
  • Legacy-giving is a vital source of funding for the ISPCC. We are so thankful to everyone who remembers the ISPCC in their will, no matter how small the donation.
  • To discuss a potential legacy donation, or to get more information, please contact our legacy team on 01 234 2000.

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.

 

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