Leaving A Gift In Your Will
Loosing a loved one is never easy but making a will can be. A will is the only way to ensure that those you love will be taken care of. If you have no immediate family or wish to leave your estate to others, having an up-to-date will enables you to ensure that your money benefits the people or causes that you care so much about. We would be incredibly grateful for any consideration of Swan Lifeline in your will to help us continue our work.
A gift to Swan Lifeline in your will is a way to ensure that your support for us lives on, beyond your lifetime. Any gift, large or small, will help our vital work. In fact, gifts in wills now account for a significant part of our income.
A gift to us in your will is tax-free and even if you have already made a will, it's not too late. Speak to your solicitor today to add a codicil and consider leave a gift to Swan Lifeline.
There are different types of legacies:
- 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.
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 remember their loved ones and the benefits arising from their gifts. We list donors in the garden and provide memorial plaques.
To find out more about making a will and leaving a gift to charity, please visit www.rememberacharity.org.uk