Why is leaving a gift in your Will so important?
Age UK Suffolk is an independent, locally based charity providing a wide choice of services throughout the county to improve older people’s quality of life, enable their independent living at home and help maintain health, by combating loneliness, social exclusion, poverty and depression in later life. Gifts pledged to Age UK Suffolk today, however large or small will ensure that we will be there to provide information, support and advice now and for other generations over the coming years.
Why should you make a Will?
If you do not make a Will, then in effect the state does it for you. Without a Will, or when your Will is not up to date, there are certain rules which dictate what happens to your possessions. This may result in your loved ones not necessarily benefitting in the way you would wish. You can reduce the amount of inheritance tax your beneficiaries will be liable for by making a gift in your will to a charity such as Age UK Suffolk.
If you have not already made a Will we recommend that you use a solicitor or a professional estate planning advisor with relevant certification to help you do it.
Gift in Wills form over half of Age UK Suffolk’s volunteered income and are vital to support the work of the charity now and in the future.
We have a number of useful booklets giving practical information about future planning and putting your affairs in order.
Download our Leave a lasting gift information leaflet
Please contact our information centres for help and advice.
How to leave us a gift in your Will
Leaving a legacy gift is an important decision, but it does not need to be complicated. You can download the Age UK Suffolk ‘Will Planner’ for your use.
Will Planner download
Age UK Suffolk will be organising a Will Writing Scheme for a month later this year with participating solicitors in Suffolk for a donation to Age UK Suffolk – details will be available via our website or in the local press.
Other ways to donate
-Donations In Memory of a Loved One - we can provide envelopes for funeral or memorial service.
Visit our donation page
-Regular Giving is important to help us fund our services for older people. For information about setting up a standing order, please download our
Standing order form
Age UK Suffolk has organised access to a free 15 min telephone consultation to people over 60 with local solicitors who will give basic legal advice on a variety of issues. This can be organised via our help centres, based in Ipswich and Lowestoft, or by phoning our Countywide Information Line 01473 351234.
See our list of participating solicitors and estate planners
Please note the 15 minutes advice session is available by prior arrangement.
You should contact Age UK Suffolk’s Information Centres to obtain the referral reference and then contact the solicitor of your choice, quoting the referral reference.
You can then arrange a mutually convenient time to receive the telephone advice or appointment. The session cannot be used to make a basic Will but give preliminary advice on Will making, Power of Attorney and other legal matters.