Leaving a gift in your will to Age International could have a huge impact on older people in need. If you are thinking of taking this step, here's what you need to know...
Why gifts in wills mean so much
- Leaving a legacy means that we can continue providing essential support to older people in some of the world's poorest countries, for years to come
- Every single gift has an impact, whatever you choose to give
- So many older people in the world are struggling to live with dignity. You can help us to make sure they aren't forgotten.
How to leave a gift in your will
If you have not already written a will, then we would recommend that you speak to a qualified professional such as a solicitor to create one. If you already have a will and you wish to include a gift to Age International in it, there may not be any need to rewrite it. You can ask your solicitor to add an amendment (called a codicil).
We have a guide available that offers information on things you need to consider when making or updating your will. You can get in touch with the legacy team to receive your copy.
If you choose to remember Age International in your will, there are three main types of gift you can leave:
- a fixed sum of money (a pecuniary gift)
- a named item (a specific gift)
- a share of what’s left of your estate once you have provided for your loved ones (a residuary gift).
Your solicitor will be able to advise you on the different types of gift you can leave and the suggested legal wording below will assist your solicitor in drawing up or amending your will to include your gift to our vital work.
A pecuniary or specific gift
I give the sum of £_____ (or the item specified) to Age International, Room W3BI, Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9NA (registered charity number 1128267-8) for its general charitable purposes. I further direct that the receipt of the Chief Executive or other proper officer of the said charity for the time being shall be a full and sufficient discharge for the said gift.
A residuary gift
I give the residue of my estate to Age International, Room W3BI, Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9NA (registered charity number 1128267-8) for its general charitable purposes. I further direct that the receipt of the Chief Executive or other proper officer of the said charity for the time being shall be a full and sufficient discharge for the said gift.
It is incredibly generous of you to consider supporting us in this way and we appreciate any gift you may choose to leave us after taking care of your loved ones.
The legacy team of our partner organisation - Age UK - will be able to answer any questions you have about leaving a gift in your will and writing a will.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 3033 1421 and let them know you are interested in leaving a gift to Age International.
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