A gift in your Will

>>>A gift in your Will
A gift in your Will 2019-08-06T17:27:34+01:00
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Every single gift makes it possible for us to plan for the future, ensuring that we are here for everyone who needs us for years to come. Leaving a legacy is one way of offering unconditional support and reassurance to others, ensuring that they never have to face cancer alone.

Legacies are special gifts from one generation to another. Your loved ones naturally come first and your Will allows you to take care of them after you’re gone. But you can also use your Will to make sure we can continue to be here for people affected by cancer today, tomorrow and well into the future. You can read Our Legacy Promise here.

Your Will tells everyone what should happen to your money, possessions and property after you die (all these things together are called your ‘estate’).   Having a professionally written, up to date Will is the only way to make sure that the people and causes you are about are looked after.  If you don’t leave a Will, the law decides how your estate is passed on – and this may not be in line with your wishes. For more information, read our Will Pack.

  • A will makes it much easier for your family or friends to sort everything out when you die – without a Will the process can be more time consuming and stressful.
  • If you don’t write a Will, everything you own will be shared out in a standard way defined by the law – which isn’t always the way you might want.
  • A Will can help reduce the amount of Inheritance Tax that may be payable on the value of the property and money you leave behind.
  • Writing a Will is especially important if you have children or other family who depend on you financially, or if you want to leave something to people outside your immediate family.

Don’t delay! It’s easy to make a Will – and it will save your family unnecessary distress at an already difficult time.

Firstly, we strongly suggest using an expert in Will writing to write or update your Will. Having a valid and accurate Will can give you real peace of mind. Take a look at our Will Planner for information to consider when thinking about writing your Will.

To include Penny Brohn UK and to ensure your gift reaches us, please use our full name, address and registered charity number:

Penny Brohn UK, Chapel Pill Road, Pill, Bristol, BS20 0HH. Penny Brohn UK is the trading name of Penny Brohn Cancer Care a charity registered in England and Wales (Reg No.284881).

For specific wording around your gift please take a look at our ‘Suggested wording for your Will‘. For more information on writing your Will you can read our Frequently Asked Questions. You’ll also find some information about choosing executors, and the possible consequences of dying intestate – meaning without a Will.

A Gift in your Will would ensure we are here for people affected by cancer today, tomorrow and well into the future.

If you want to include a gift to Penny Brohn UK, all you need to do is make a codicil (an amendment) to your Will.

Download a codicil form here.

There are a few options for the type of gift you can make, but whatever you choose, all legacies are very gratefully received. The most valuable is a share of your estate, which gives a percentage (decided upon by you) of your estate to Penny Brohn,  once all other legacies and expenses have been settled. This is known as a residuary gift and retains its value over time. The other main option is a fixed sum, totalling any amount from a few pounds to many thousands. This is called a Pecuniary gift. Others choose to give a specific gift such as a painting, jewellery, stocks and shares or a house.

Use your Will to make sure cancer does not stand in the way of making a life as good as it can be.

Looking after a very important part of your financial planning

We all know that making a Will is a very important part of our financial planning, yet many of us still haven’t done so. Incredibly, one in three people die without having made this essential provision.

Generally, making a Will is easier than people think and it ensures that your assets pass on to those you would wish to benefit. If you haven’t written your Will or your circumstances have changed such as having children, buying a house and getting married, then this could be the ideal opportunity to write or re-write your Will – and help safeguard your Estate.

How does the free Will service work?

The firms who have kindly associated with us to offer the scheme are ideally placed to provide Penny Brohn supporters with an efficient Will-writing scheme, allowing you to make a Will, with no charge to yourself or Penny Brohn. Options include a meeting at our National Centre, one of their many offices across the UK or the option of a home visit if required.

Whilst we are always very grateful for any donations we receive, there is no cost for writing your Will under the scheme.

How can I find more information or take part?

Simply contact the Legacy team who will be able to provide further information and answer any questions you may have and provide you with contact details for your local participating solicitor.

Please note:

  • Penny Brohn UK are not charged by the firms for providing this scheme to our supporters.
  • Penny Brohn UK will not be informed of any arrangements made and these are treated as strictly confidential.
  • Penny Brohn UK will not be liable or held accountable for any information or advice that you are provided with by the Solicitors and we do not endorse products or businesses. Please ensure you discuss your requirements fully with your chosen solicitor to ensure it meets your needs.

If you’d like to find out more about leaving us a gift in your Will, you can speak to our legacy team using the enquiry form. Alternatively, drop into our National Centre in Pill, and chat to someone in person.

We are launching our first Write your Will fortnight from 21 October to 1 November 2019. To find out more, or register your interest, click here.

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