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Leaving a gift to Age International will 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 legacies 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 want to include a gift to Age International in it, there may not be any need to rewrite it. You can ask a solicitor to add an amendment.

If you choose to leave a gift in your will, there are a number of different types, including:

  • 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).

The suggested legal wording below ensures that your gift to Age International will be used in accordance with your wishes:

A pecuniary or specific gift 

I give the sum of £_____ (or the item specified) to Age International, 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, 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.

Need help?
The legacies team of our partner organisation - Age UK - will be able to answer any questions you have about leaving a legacy and writing a will.

Please email legacies@ageuk.org.uk or call 020 3033 1421 and let them know you are interested in leaving a gift to Age International.

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