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With a gift in your will to Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin, you can do so much to make sure older people living in our area have the support they need in the years to come.

An important part of our donated income comes from legacies left by ordinary people who, after providing for their loved ones, want to leave something to a local cause they believe in. Some may have been helped by Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin themselves or had an older relative or friend who has benefited from our services.

Legacies support services that we couldn't otherwise afford to run. They don’t have to be large to make a difference, whatever you leave is a gift for the future; your way of ensuring that your kindness and compassion live on for a cause that you care about.

Get a free will information pack

For many people, writing a will can seem daunting but it is so important to have one as it is the only way to ensure your wishes are carried out after your death. It doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive.

Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin have produced a free will information pack which will give you the information you need to know. If you would like one, please call 01743 233 123 or email and we can post one out to you.

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.

If you wish to leave a gift to Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin in your will all you need is our charity details:

Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin, Bellstone, Shrewsbury SY1 1HX
Registered charity number: 1090445

We would always recommend you seek the advice of a solicitor regarding the best way to word your will. A suggestion of the wording you could use is:

I leave x/ a x% share of my residuary estate for Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin, Bellstone, Shrewsbury, SY1 1HX, registered charity number 1090445 (England and Wales), for its general charitable purposes and I declare that the receipt of the treasurer or proper officer for the time being shall be a sufficient discharge to my executors.

If you already have a will

If you already have a will and you want to include a gift to Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin 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. You can download a template codicil form here.

What kind of gift can I leave?

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.

Join Sal in pledging a gift to support local older people

Sal chose to leave a gift in her will to us because, ‘I have always been impressed by Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin providing a positive view on aging and encouraging others that you can live well in later life.’

‘We are very lucky that our local Age UK offers such a wide range of services and I am sure I will start to make use of them much sooner than I may have imagined; who could resist a walking football team which spends most of its time having a good laugh!’

‘I want to organise my affairs to reflect what is important to me, which includes making a contribution to my own local community. By arranging this legacy now I can guarantee that this will happen and feel happy that I have given something back.’

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.