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With a gift to Age UK Bradford District in your will, you can do so much to make sure older people living in the local area have the support they need in the years to come. 

When we make our wills, we naturally want to make sure our loved ones are cared for. Through your will you can also leave something special to the many thousands of older people across Bradford District who have no one to turn to when times get tough. 

What kind of gift can I leave to Age UK Bradford District in my will? 

There are 3 main types of gift you can leave in your will: 

A residuary gift is a percentage of your estate once any specified gifts have been made to friends and family. Many of our supporters choose to leave this type of gift because its value will be dependent on the value of your estate at any given time rather than a set amount. This provides supporters with more flexibility when deciding how to ensure that their loved ones are well looked after first and foremost.  

A pecuniary gift is a specific amount of money. It’s worth bearing in mind that the effects of inflation mean that this type of gift is likely to lose value over time and may end up being less than you initially intend. 

A specific gift is a gift of a specified item – such as a personal possession or stocks and shares. 

Making and amending your will to include a gift to Age UK Bradford District

If you've decided to include a gift in your will to Age UK Bradford District – thank you so much. Your gift could be a lifeline for the many thousands of older people who have no one to turn to when times get tough. 

Once you've decided on the gift you'd like to leave, including it in your will couldn’t be simpler – you'll just need to ask a solicitor to help you. 

I want to make a will

Making your will is the best way to make sure your wishes are carried out after you die. It may also be simpler than you think.  

Here's how to get started today:  

Download Age UK's free guide to writing a will. It tells you everything you need to know, with step-by-step practical advice to make the process of making a will as simple as possible.  

Download our will planner. This planning form guides you through the things you need to consider when you write your will. It helps you gather your thoughts in one place and prepare for your meeting with your solicitor.  

Find a solicitor who can help draw up your will on the Law Society website. They can provide details of solicitors in your area, including those who specialise in wills. We always recommend that your will is drafted by a qualified professional such as a solicitor as their businesses are regulated by law. 

Choose what kind of gift you'd like to leave to Age UK Bradford District. A gift in your will is a very special way to let your kindness live on and could make a huge difference to older people's lives, now and in the future. 

Let us know your intentions. If you're leaving a gift to Age UK Bradford District – thank you so much. Whatever the size of your gift, it could make an enormous difference to older people in years to come. Please do let us know so that we can thank you properly. 

I want to amend my will

If you already have a will and you want to include a gift to Age UK Bradford District (sometimes called a legacy), there may not be any need to rewrite it. 

You can ask a qualified professional such as a solicitor to add an amendment – this is called a codicil. As a general rule, if the change you wish to make is quite small or simple, you can use a codicil, and if the change is more significant or complex you should make a new will. 

Finding a solicitor

We can't recommend a particular solicitor to make your will but we suggest you contact the Law Society who can provide details of solicitors in your area, including those who specialise in wills. We always recommend that your will is drafted by a qualified professional such as a solicitor as their businesses are regulated by law. 

Contact the Law Society 

Information for executors

If you're the executor of an estate that includes a gift to Age UK Bradford District, we're here to support you. 

You can call us on 01274 391190 or email us at info@ageukbd.org.uk. We can advise on payment of the gift and offer guidance with the next steps. 

If you would like to make payment by online transfer, our bank details are: 

Age UK Bradford & District 

Natwest  

Sort Code: 56-00-36  

Account No: 29480922 

We would be grateful if you could also let us know when you have made payment so we may send our receipt.  

Is there any suggested wording I should use to add a gift to Age UK Bradford District to my will?

This suggested legal wording will assist your solicitor in drawing up or amending your will to include your gift to help our vital work. 

Wording for a residuary gift 

I give the residue of my estate to Age UK Bradford District, 75 Wrose Road, Wrose, Shipley, Bradford, BD18 1HX (Registered Charity Number 1025961)* for its general charitable purposes. I further direct that the receipt of the Chief Executive or other proper officer of the said charity for the time being shall be a full and sufficient discharge for the said gift. 

Wording for a gift of money or an item 

I give the sum of £_____ (or the item specified) to Age UK Bradford District, 75 Wrose Road, Wrose, Shipley, Bradford, BD18 1HX (Registered Charity Number 1025961)* for its general charitable purposes. I further direct that the receipt of the Chief Executive or other proper officer of the said charity for the time being shall be a full and sufficient discharge for the said gift. 

Contact us to find out more

If you are interested in leaving a gift in your will and want more information, please feel free to contact us and we would be happy to talk to you further.