A gift in your will can help us be there for the older people of Portsmouth day after day
No one should have to spend later life feeling vulnerable and alone. Age UK Portsmouth makes sure older people aren't forgotten or left to struggle on their own. We're here to listen, support, advise and help people to feel independent and secure in their own homes.
Age UK Portsmouth is committed to being there for older people who need us. If you decide to leave us a gift in your will, you will be supporting us to make life better for older people in Portsmouth.
Every single gift is vital to Age UK Portsmouth 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 towards helping someone who needs our support.
How to leave a gift in your will
The only way that we can ensure our wishes are met when we die is by making a 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 as there are various legal formalities you need to follow to make sure that your will is valid.
Your solicitor will be able to advise you on the required wording to carry out your wishes and they will also be able to offer advice about whether you may be affected by Inheritance Tax. If you wish to leave a gift to Age UK Portsmouth in your will, all you need is to include our charity details below:
Age UK Portsmouth, Registered Charity Number 1059945, The Bradbury Centre, 16-18 Kingston Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 5RZ
If you already have a will
If you already have a will and you want to include a gift to Age UK Portsmouth in it, there may not be any need to completely rewrite your will. You can ask a qualified professional such as a solicitor to add an amendment (known as 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 brand new will.
What kind of gift can I leave to Age UK Portsmouth?
You can choose to leave a specific sum of money in your will. This is known as a legacy.
Or you can leave property and assets such as a house or shares or jewellery. This is called a bequest.
Or you can leave a share in, or all of, the remainder of the value of your estate after your family and friends have been taken care of. This is known as a residuary bequest.
Free consultation with Biscoes Solicitors
If you need advice on making or amending a will, or other legal issues, we can arrange a free 20-minute initial consultation with local solicitors Biscoes. Biscoes will make a donation of 10% of all will-writing and lasting power of attorney fees when referred through Age UK Portsmouth.
Contact us to find out more
If you are interested in leaving a gift in your will and would like more information, please feel free to contact us and we would be happy to talk to you further.