Age UK York does not receive any funding from the national charity. We have to raise money locally to run our services.
Age UK York 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 York.
Every single gift is vital to Age UK York 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.
Leaving a legacy
Legacies are a crucial part of our income and allow us to offer even more services. Everyone who leaves a gift to Age UK York is playing a part in the future of our organisation. Your legacy doesn't have to be a large sum to make a difference.
Donations in Wills (legacies) are a vital part of our voluntary income, and in the coming years the need for our services is set to rise dramatically.
This is because as a nation we are growing older. In just 30 years time the UK population aged over 60 years will have increased by 50% so Age UK York services will be even more vital in the future. The lives of older people could be transformed by remembering Age UK York in your will.
To find out more about leaving a donation in your will please contact
us on 01904 627995
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 York in your will, all you need is our charity details below:
Age UK York, Norman Collinson House, 70 Walmgate, York YO1 9TL
and our registered charity number 6006449
If you already have a will
If you already have a will and you want to include a gift to Age UK York 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 York?
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.