Making and amending your will to include a gift to Age UK
If you have decided to include a gift in your will to Age UK – thank you so much. Your gift could be a lifeline for the many thousands of older people who have no one to turn to when times get tough.
Once you have decided on the gift you'd like to leave, including it in your will couldn’t be simpler, you'll just need to ask a solicitor to help you.
I want to make a will
Making your will is the best way to make sure your wishes are carried out after you die. It may also be simpler than you think.
Here's how to get started today:
- Order your free guide to making a will. It tells you everything you need to know, with step-by-step practical advice to make the process of making a will as simple as possible.
- Download our will planner. This planning form guides you through the things you need to consider when you write your will. It helps you gather your thoughts in one place and prepare for your meeting with your solicitor.
- Find a solicitor who can help draw up your will on the Law Society website. They can provide details of solicitors in your area, including those who specialise in wills. We always recommend that your will is drafted by a qualified professional such as a solicitor as their businesses are regulated by law.
- Choose what kind of gift you'd like to leave to Age UK. A gift in your will is a very special way to let your kindness live on, and could make a huge difference to older people's lives, now and in the future.
- Let us know your intentions. If you are leaving a gift to Age UK – thank you so much. Whatever the size of your gift, it could make an enormous difference to older people in years to come. Please do let us know so that we can thank you properly.
I want to amend my will
If you already have a will and you want to include a gift to Age UK (sometimes called a legacy), 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.
Finding a solicitor
We can't recommend a particular solicitor to make your will but we suggest you contact the Law Society who can provide details of solicitors in your area, including those who specialise in wills. We always recommend that your will is drafted by a qualified professional such as a solicitor as their businesses are regulated by law.
We're here to help
If you have any questions, Elina and Tu'Shea from our legacies team are here to help. Please do not hesitate to get in touch.