How to leave a legacy
Writing a will is an important step towards making sure your wishes can be respected. Once you have taken care of your family and friends, it’s also the perfect way to ensure that a charity like Age Cymru can continue to be there, far into the future.
We would always recommend that you speak to a qualified professional such as a solicitor when making or amending your will.
Writing your will
Making a will is easier than you may think. You can download a copy of our will planner below. This planning form guides you through the steps you need to consider when you write your will and it helps you gather your thoughts and plans in one place.
If you already have a will
If you already have a will and you want to include a gift to Age Cymru in it, there may not be any 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.
What type of gift can I leave to Age Cymru?
There are three main types of gift you can make. You can leave a specific sum of money or an item such as jewellery or a piece of art. Alternatively, you can leave a share in, or all of, what’s left of the value of your estate after 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. It’s also the most valuable kind of gift to Age Cymru.
Whatever the value of your gift, it will go a long way to help someone who needs us.