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Age UK East Grinstead & District is committed to being there for vulnerable older people. If you decide to leave a gift in your will to us, you will be supporting us to make life better for older people in East Grinstead and the local area.

Every single gift is vital to Age UK East Grinstead & District and we appreciate any gift you may choose to leave us. Whatever the value of your gift, it will go a long way in helping someone who needs support.

Leaving us a gift in your Will can be done in one of two ways:

  1. Some people feel they need to make sure their families and those near and dear to them are looked after first, before thinking about making a charitable gift of what remains. This is called a ‘residuary legacy’.
  2. Others choose to leave a specific sum of money, which is known as a ‘pecuniary legacy’.

Whichever you choose, please help us to continue the work we are doing. Any donation, big or small, will make a massive difference to the continuation and development of our services. Even just 1% would allow us to continue supporting older people in East Grinstead and the surrounding area for some time to come.

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 East Grinstead and District in your will, all you need is our charity details below:

Age UK East Grinstead and District,  Glen Vue Centre, Railway Approach, East Grinstead, RH19 1BS
and our registered charity number 1127168

Please note that if your will just has "Age UK" and not "Age UK East Grinstead and District" then the money will go to Age UK National and not us. Our running costs are not funded by Age UK National.

If you already have a will

If you already have a will and you want to include a gift to Age UK East Grinstead and District 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 East Grinstead and District?

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.