Legacies: leaving a gift in your will

The support of individuals helps us to carry out our work and a gift in your will would help us enormously.

And what a thought… after your life here has ended, your kindness through a gift in your will bringing untold joy and poverty relief, transforming even more lives through education, welfare, nutrition and healthcare.

If you are considering leaving a gift to Child of Hope in your will, it’s very easy to do. Simply give your solicitor our name, address and charity number, and the amount of the gift or the share of your estate you’d like to leave. They will do the rest.

For this purpose, our details are: Child of Hope, 7 Milborne Crescent, Parkstone, Poole, BH12 4ES. Charity number 1136068

While thinking, talking and planning for death may feel uncomfortable, writing a valid will is the only way you can be sure that your wishes are carried out and your loved ones provided for after your death.

Regardless of how much or how little money you feel you have, it is important to make a will because if you die without one, there are certain rules which dictate how your money, property or possessions should be allocated, which may not be as you wished.

Wills are legal documents, and errors can cause problems, so it’s preferable to have a legally-qualified will writer or solicitor to draft it for you.

If you would like to leave Child of Hope a legacy for a particular purpose, please consult with us first to check that we can comply with the terms of the gift, in case may no longer be able to fulfil the purpose of the legacy at the time when the legacy takes effect.

Child of Hope is particularly grateful for unrestricted gifts in wills. We undertake to discuss with the executors and relevant family members the most appropriate ways of spending this generous gift in the light of the charity’s needs at the time it arrives.

If it is a few years since you last wrote your will, it is probably a good idea to review it anyway. Legal and tax changes, as well as changes in your personal circumstances, could mean that your will no longer provides what you want.

Also, please don’t forget In Memory Gifts: You can specify that if anyone wants to make a donation in your memory, it should be to support the work of Child of Hope. This can be a good way to celebrate your life and the values you hold dear.

If you don’t already have professional advice and would like help in writing your will, you might contact Steve Green of SMG Wills, who is a Chartered Legal Executive and member of the Society of Will Writers. Although Dorset-based, Steve can help you wherever you live by phone or video call without you leaving your home. He offers expert and impartial advice in all aspects of will writing. You can contact him on (‭01963) 210766‬.

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