Age UK Plymouth is committed to being there for older people who need us. If you decide to leave a gift in your will to us, you will be supporting us to make life better for older people in Plymouth.
Every single gift is vital to Age UK Plymouth and we appreciate any gift you may choose to leave us after taking care of your family and friends. 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 Plymouth in your will, all you need is our charity details below:
Plymouth Age Concern (operating as Age UK Plymouth),
Please remember to include our Registered Charity Number 281820.
The suggested legal wording below ensures that your gift to Age UK Plymouth will be used in accordance with your wishes.
|I give (NUMBER)% of the residue of my estate to Plymouth Age Concern operating as Age UK Plymouth (Registered Charity Number 281820) for its general charitable purposes. I further direct that the receipt of the Chief Executive or other proper officer of the said charity for the time being shall be a full and sufficient discharge for this gift.||I give the sum of £_____ to Plymouth Age Concern operating as Age UK Plymouth (Registered Charity Number 281820) for its general charitable purposes. I further direct that the receipt of the Chief Executive or other proper officer of the said charity for the time being shall be a full and sufficient discharge for this gift.|
If you already have a will
If you already have a will and you want to include a gift to Age UK Plymouth 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 Plymouth?
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.