By leaving Age UK Cheshire a legacy: a gift in your Will, it will help us be here, day after day.
No-one should spend later life feeling vulnerable and alone. Age UK Cheshire make sure older people aren't forgotten or left to struggle on their own. We are here to listen, support, advise and help people feel independent and secure in their own homes.
If this is something you believe is important, the answers to these frequently asked questions may help you decide.
I haven't written my will yet. How important is it that I have one and how complicated is it?
Writing a will is a crucial way to ensure that your wishes are carried out after your death. It needn't be a complicated process and it means your loved ones can carry out your wishes easily. We have lots of information available to help you plan and write your will.
Download our will planner at the bottom of this page. This is a useful document that gives you the basics of what should be included in your will.
I'm not sure what to leave as a gift. What are there different types?
You can choose to leave a residuary gift (a share of your estate after taxes and debts have been paid), a pecuniary gift (a fixed sum of money) or a specifc gift (a gift of property, a specific possession such as a painting or stocks and shares).
Whatever the value of your gift, it will go along way to help someone who needs us.
How can I take care of my famly and leave a gift to Age UK Cheshire?
Your family should always come first. But once your loved ones have been taken care of, we hope you will consider leaving us a gift in your will.If you are worried about not having enough to leave, you could consider a residuary will (see above) rather than a fixed sum, as it's less likely to devalue over time.
How easy is it to leave a gift to Age UK Cheshire in my will?
It's very easy to include a gift to us in your will. If you have already made a will, there's no need to re-write it. A qualified professional such as a solicitor can draft an amendment called a codicil or download and print off the ready-made codicil form, at the bottom of this page.
What can my gift or legacy provide?
Any gift or legacy, not matter how small, or large can provide vital support for any older person. Here are just a few examples:-
£5 Buys a thick blanket, helping a vulnerable older person to stay warm and well despite the winter chill
£10 Pays for a hot meal to be delivered by a friendly volunteer to an older person who would otherwise struggle to cook for themselves
£15 Delivers a food hamper on Christmas Eve to one of the half a million older people who will be spending Christmas Day alone.
£20 Let us replace someone’s old and dangerous electric blanket with a safe, up to date one
£20 Buys an emergency heater for an older person at serious risk of the cold because of ineffective or broken home heating
£50 Pays for an Age UK benefits expert to help ensure an older person get all the money they’re entitled to.
£100 Pays for a group of older people to enjoy a ‘good day out’ together, somewhere.
£300 Pays for a Christmas lunch and a present for 20 older people who would otherwise be alone with little to look forward to at Christmas
£500 Provides a vulnerable older person with a whole year of support and companionship to help them love later life again.
If you have any further questions or interest in finding out more about leaving a gift in your will to Age UK Cheshire, call 01606 305000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org