Legacies are gifts of money, assets or personal possessions left in a Will by supporters.
Everyone who leaves a gift to Age UK Lancashire is playing a part in our future. Your legacy doesn't have to be large to make a difference.
Legacy income is essential to our work and is a major source of our fundraising. They help secure the future of Age UK Lancashire allowing us to better plan ahead. We are then able to ensure that our users, their families and carers continue to receive the highest standards of care and services. Every bequest, at any level, makes a valuable contribution to the organisation.
It is easy to leave some money to Age UK Lancashire.
Your legacy could:
- Help us continue visiting the ever increasing number of housebound older people who might otherwise be friendless and alone.
- Help us carry on our campaigning work on issues such as health, housing, pensions and age discrimination.
- Help us offer the many social and leisure activities eg lunch clubs and computer classes.
For more information on leaving a legacy contact us on 0300 303 1234 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Lancashire in your will, all you need is our charity details below:
Age UK Lancashire Suite 22, Railway House, Railway Rd, Chorley PR6 1HO
and our registered charity number 1142294
If you already have a will and you want to include a gift to Age UK Lancashire 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 Lancashire?
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.