Leaving a gift in your will is a great way to ensure we will always be there for older people in Cornwall.
Leaving Age UK Cornwall & The Isles of Scilly a gift in your will is one of the most valuable and lasting ways you can support us. It costs nothing during your lifetime but will have a powerful impact for years to come.
Your gift, no matter how large or small, will help improve the wellbeing of people in later life.
How to leave a gift in your will
Having a will and keeping it up-to-date helps ensure that your wishes can be respected and your property and assets benefit people and causes you really care about. We would always recommend that you speak to a qualified professional such as a solicitor, when making or amending your will.
Your solicitor will be able to advise you on the required wording to carry out your wishes. If you wish to leave a gift to Age UK Cornwall & The Isles of Scilly in your will, all you need are our charity details below:
Age UK Cornwall & The Isles of Scilly, Boscawen House, Chapel Hill, Truro TR1 3BN
and our registered charity number 900542
We can help if you already have a will
If you already have a will and you want to include a gift to Age UK Cornwall & The Isles of Scilly in it, there may not be the need to rewrite it. You can ask a qualified professional such as a solicitor to add an amendment (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.
We offer a free will writing service 'leave a gift to Cornwall' - to find out more about this service, please click here
What kind of gift can I leave to Age UK Cornwall and The Isles of Scilly?
You can leave a specific sum of money or an item such as jewellery or a piece of art. Or you can leave a share in, or all of, what's left of the value of your estate after bequests to family and friends have been taken care of. The advantage of leaving a share (also known as residuary gift) is that it remains the same over time, and you won't need to change your will to keep up with inflation.
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.