Thinking about wills can be a daunting prospect. It’s not easy to think about what we might leave behind. After taking care of your family and friends, please consider leaving a gift to Age UK Hammersmith and Fulham.
A gift in your will ensures that we can be there for the older people of the future. For your children and grandchildren when they get older. Legacy gifts enable us to continue to provide vital services to elderly people in Hammersmith & Fulham, improving wellbeing, defeating ageism and providing a social space for those who need it.
To find out more about leaving a gift to Age UK Hammersmith and Fulham in your will, please look here.
I need to make a will. How do I get started?
Making a will might seem daunting, and it could be something you have been putting off. However, it is the best way to make sure your wishes are carried out after you die and can bring family or loved ones a lot of comfort at a difficult time.
We would always recommend that you speak to a qualified professional such as a solicitor when making your will. We have included a will planner, a handy tool to help prepare you for meeting with your solicitor.
We have been working with The Probate and Wills Service Ltd for more than five years. Their Director Louise Whitfield comes to our Activity Centre once a month to help answer questions our clients might have. You can arrange to meet her, free of charge.
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 the 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 Hammersmith and Fulham in your will, all you need is our charity details below:
Age UK Hammersmith and Fulham, 105 Greyhound Road, London, W6 8NJ
and our registered charity number 289124
If you already have a will
If you already have a will and you want to include a gift to Age UK Hammersmith and Fulham in it, there may not be a 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 Hammersmith and Fulham?
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 a 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.