Have you considered leaving a legacy to a charity in your Will?
Leaving a gift in your Will to charity is a great way to make a difference, even when you're gone. If you wish to support a charity providing services to older people in Dover, please name Age UK Dover as a beneficiary in your Will. This will ensure that your legacy is spent locally.
You might also consider asking your friends and family to make donations towards our work rather than flowers at your funeral.
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 Dover in your will, all you need is our charity details below:
Age UK Anytown
The Riverside Centre
Maison Dieu Gardens
and our registered charity number 1143453
If you already have a will
If you already have a will and you want to include a gift to Age UK Dover in it, there may not be 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 kind of gift can I leave to Age UK Dover?
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 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.