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A Gift in your Will Helps us be Here, Day After Day.

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By leaving a gift in your will to Age UK Hillingdon, Harrow and Brent, you are helping us to continue to provide our vital services to older people in the London Boroughs of Hillingdon, Harrow and Brent.

In Hillingdon the projected number of people aged 65 & over in 2024 is set to rise to 46,500.

In Brent the projected number of people aged 65 & over in 2030 is set to rise to 52,900. This is a 47% increase from 2015. This rise, coupled with increased life expectancy will impact on the needs of health and social care in Brent.

Our services will be even more vital in the future.

In recent years, legacies have provided vital income that has enabled us to expand our services in a way that we would not ordinarily have been able to. For example, a legacy enabled us to open our flagship shop in Ruislip High Street. This not only provides a regular, sustainable income through the retail shop, but is a valuable Information and Advice Centre for the older community in the North of the Borough.

We would like to appeal to you to consider leaving us a legacy. Even if you have already written your will, a solicitor can add a codicil amending it. Whatever the value of your gift, we can use it to help someone who needs us.

Should you be kind enough to remember Age UK Hillingdon, Harrow and Brent in your Will, please ensure that you state the full charity name “Age UK Hillingdon, Harrow and Brent” and the registered charity number 1051711 on all paperwork.

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 Hillingdon, Harrow and Brent in your will, all you need is our charity details below:

Age UK Hillingdon, Harrow and Brent
Central Office
2 Chapel Court Hayes
126 Church Road
and our registered charity number 1051711

If you already have a will

If you already have a will and you want to include a gift to Age UK Hillingdon, Harrow and Brent 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 Hillingdon, Harrow and Brent?

  • A RESIDUARY GIFT is a share of your estate after taxes and debts have been paid.
    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.
  • A PECUNIARY GIFT is a specific sum of money or an item such as jewellery or a piece of art.
  • A SPECIFIC GIFT is a specific possession such as property, art or stocks and shares.

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.