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Make a big difference to older people's lives throughout Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

Legacies are gifts of money, assets or personal possessions left in a Will. Each and every gift is vital to Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland and we appreciate any gift you might choose to leave us after taking care of your nearest and dearest. Whatever the value of your gift, it will go a long way to help someone who needs us.

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 Leicester Shire & Rutland in your will, all you need is our charity details below:

Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland

Registered address: 113 Princess Road East, Leicester LE1 7LA

Registered charity number: 1146649

If you already have a will

If you already have a will and you want to include a gift to Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland 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 Leicester Shire & Rutland?

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.

If you'd like to contact us about leaving a legacy, please contact us on 0116 299 2233 or email

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