Leaving a gift in your will to Age Scotland will help ensure that your care for older people in Scotland can continue long after you have gone.
Almost half of the work that Age Scotland does would not be possible without the kindness of people leaving gifts in their wills to help older people make the most of later life.
Age Scotland has a helpline offering friendship to those who may be feeling lonely or isolated; and information and advice on a range of issues such as community care and benefits, to help older people, and those involved with their care, make informed choices.
We help fund, develop and mentor local groups and projects, creating places and activities that bring people together as a community. This, in turn helps combat loneliness and isolation, and brings joy and a renewed sense of purpose into older people’s lives and support to other who need it most.
Age Scotland also provides opportunities for older people to challenge disadvantage and unfairness – ensuring that their ideas for a better Scotland reach the ears of those who need to hear them.
How a gift in your will could help
As you can see a gift in your will could help older people in any number of ways. See below for two examples of local member groups who have been helped by gifts:
How to leave a gift in your will
When you are making or amending your will, your solicitor will advise you on the necessary wording to carry out your wishes. All you need is our charity details:
Age Scotland, Causewayside House, 160 Causewayside, Edinburgh, EH9 1PR and our Scottish Charity Number: SC010100.