Please help safeguard the future of older people by remembering Age UK Torbay in your Will. No matter how small your gift is you will make a real difference, as we rely on the gifts and legacies that are left by our supporters.
Over the years a large proportion of our voluntary income has come from legacies and whatever the amount, yours could play an important role in the welfare of older people throughout Torbay.
Every single gift is vital to Age UK Torbay 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 to Age UK Torbay 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 Torbay in your will, all you need is our charity details below:
Age UK Torbay, 12 Dendy Road, Paignton Devon TQ4 5DB.
and our registered charity number 1084684
If you already have a Will
If you already have a will and you want to include a gift to Age UK Torbay 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 Torbay?
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.
Please let us know that you have included Age UK Torbay in your Will by using our legacy pledge form to help us plan for the future. When you complete the form, please remember to specify Age UK Torbay as the beneficiary.
If you would like help and advice about your Will, please contact us.
There is plenty of information on the Age UK national website which will provide information you may find helpful.
In memoriam donations:
You may also be interested in arranging for donations to be collected for Age UK Torbay at your funeral instead of flowers. Get in touch with us with advice on how to go ahead with this.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact our friendly information and advice centre.