Leave a gift in your willRemember Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin in your will and make sure an older person in the county will be given that helping hand they need at a time when they are feeling most vulnerable.

A gift in your will can help us be there day after day

An important part of our donated income comes from legacies left by ordinary people who, after providing for their loved ones, want to leave something to a local cause they believe in. Some may have been helped by Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin themselves, or had an older relative or friend who has benefited from our services.

Legacies support services that we couldn't otherwise afford to run. They don’t have to be large to make a difference, whatever you leave is a gift for the future; your way of ensuring that your kindness and compassion live on for a cause that you care about.

Get a free will information pack

For many people, writing a will can seem daunting but it is so important to have one as it is the only way to ensure your wishes are carried out after your death. It doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive.

Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin have produced a free Will Information Pack which will give you the information you need to know. If you would like one, please call 01743 233 123 or email enquiries@ageukstw.org.uk and we can post one out to you.

Get 25% off the cost of writing your will

Because we think writing a will is so important we are working with a number of local solicitors to offer a discounted will writing service.

This will save you 25% off the cost of writing your will. All that we ask if you make use of this scheme is that you consider leaving a gift in your will to Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin or make a donation to us.

If you are interested in the discounted will writing service, we can put you in touch with participating solicitors. Simply call 01743 233 123 or email enquiries@ageukstw.org.uk

Is it easy to leave a gift in your will?

Yes, but we do recommend that any will is drawn up by a solicitor to ensure that it reflects your exact wishes and you understand the tax implications. Any legacy to a charity is tax exempt. Your solicitor will need to know the exact name and charity number:

Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin
Charity Number: 1090445

What if I already have a will?

If you already have a will, it is easy to include a charitable legacy by means of a codicil. You can download a template codicil form here (69kB .pdf file).

How else can Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin help?

  • We can arrange for you to speak to one of our trained Information and Advice officers or volunteers if you feel you need more information.
  • Once a month, we provide a free legal surgery where we can book a 15 minute appointment for you with a local solicitor who is a member of Solicitors for the Elderly.
  • Age UK also offer a Funeral Plan to help you spread the cost of your funeral, please ask for more details.

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