A significant part of our income is from legacies.
A legacy is tax free and there are several different types.
A Pecuniary Legacy is a set amount taken from an estate.
A Residuary Legacy is what remains after any Pecuniary Legacies have been distributed. In many cases this is shared between a number of Charities.
The third alternative is to leave valuables or property to the Charity.
Making a will is straightforward and the only way to be sure that your wishes are carried out to benefit the causes you care about.
If you are making a will please consider Swan Lifeline.
Donations in lieu of flowers at funerals is also much appreciated.
At Swan Lifeline we have a memorial garden where friends and relatives can sit peacefully and recall their loved ones and the benefits arising from their gifts.
We list donors in the garden or provide memorial plaques.