LEAVE A LEGACY
How to leave a legacy
Making a Will gives you the peace of mind that you have provided for your loved ones and that your wishes are respected when you are no longer here.
When the time is right for you to write your Will, and after you have taken care of your loved ones then please consider leaving a gift in your Will to P.A.U.L For Brain Recovery. We rely on charitable donations to enable us to provide our much needed services for those affected by brain injury.
It is easy to include P.A.U.L For Brain Recovery in your Will – simply give your solicitor or Will writer our charity name and Charity Registration Number: P.A.U.L For Brain Recovery, Registration No: 1164620.
Having an up-to-date Will helps ensure that your money and assets go to the people and causes you care about. A legally valid Will can also help those close to you avoid any unwanted confusion or stress at a time when they least need it. If you don’t make a Will, your estate may not go to the people you intended.
Writing a Will is not as expensive as you might think. Solicitors can provide estimates and the cost will depend on the complexity of your affairs. We would recommend contacting a few different solicitors to compare the services they offer and their associated fees.
We recommend that you contact the Law Society who can provide details of solicitors in your area, that specialise in wills and probate. We always recommend that a Will should be drafted by a qualified professional, such as a solicitor, as their businesses are regulated by law.
There are three main types of gift that can be left in your Will:
- A Pecuniary Gift – a specified sum of money that will be left to the charity.
- A Specific Gift – a named item such as jewellery or a piece of art that will be left to the charity.
- A Residuary Gift – a share in what’s left of the value of your estate after your loved ones have been taken care of.
Whatever the value of your gift, it will go a long way in helping us support someone who needs our help.
If you already have a Will and you want to include a gift to us in it, there may not be a need to rewrite your Will. You can ask a qualified professional to add an amendment to your Will (called a codicil). As a general rule, if the change you want to make is quite small, you can use a codicil. If the change is more significant or complex you will need to make a new Will.