Gift in Will
Your legacy will help us to continue our work and have a positive impact on someone affected by a neurological condition
Making provisions for your loved ones after you’ve gone is so important, knowing they will be taken care of even after you are gone. But did you know that you can also leave a gift to the Chilterns Neuro Centre in your Will? Leaving a donation to our charity could be the most important gift you’ll ever make and will ensure your legacy lives on, helping future generations of people with MS, Parkinson’s and stroke survivors to live life to the full.
This quote from one of our members explains why they thought it was important to leave a gift to the Centre in their Will:
“I have been a member of Centre for about 5 years, having moved to the area to be close to my children and grandchildren. During lockdown, I was so grateful that the centre initiated moving some exercise classes onto Zoom, when the building was closed. This enabled me to maintain my fitness levels, and also gave me an opportunity to socialise via Zoom with other members in the classes. It was a great way to lift everyone’s spirits.
Since the reopening I’ve returned to attending face to face physio appointments, Pilates and various classes, for example, balance as well as continuing with the online Zoom exercise classes.
I am able to chat to friends I have made through the centre and enjoy the banter we have with one another. I have also joined the book group which has enabled me to indulge in my love of reading and share it with other like-minded members.
All this has inspired me to leave a gift in my will to help future generations of members to enjoy all the benefits the centre has to offer. The fact that my gift will be free of 40% inheritance tax was an added incentive for me to donate to the Centre in this way.
The Centre is an invaluable asset to the local community and gives support and choice to people with neurological conditions that just simply isn’t available anywhere else in the area.”
How to leave a gift in my will
If you would like to support the Chilterns Neuro Centre by leaving a gift in your Will for the charity then please talk to a solicitor. They will be able to advise the various ways you can do this and discuss which might work best for you. You can do this if you already have a Will (by adding a codicil) or when you create a new Will.
Why not take advantage of the Centre’s ‘Make a Will Month‘ scheme which we run each year? Our partner solicitors for the month will donate their fees to us instead of charging you, so the Centre benefits from the administrative costs of the process.
What type of gift can I leave
There are normally three types of gifts you can leave in a Will – specific gifts, pecuniary gifts and residuary gifts.
- Specific Gifts: These are gifts of specific items, such as property, jewelry, artwork, or personal possessions. The Will should clearly describe the item and who it is intended for.
- Pecuniary Gifts: Pecuniary gifts are gifts of a specific amount of money. You would specify in the Will the exact amount you wish to gift to a particular person or organisation.
- Residuary Gifts: The residue of the estate is what remains after all debts, expenses, taxes, and specific and pecuniary gifts have been paid out. A residuary gift involves leaving a percentage or share of the residue to one or more beneficiaries.
Find out more
If you would like to talk to anyone about writing your Will or leaving a gift in your Will, please contact Terry Squire by emailing TerrySquire@chilternsneurocentre.org or by phoning 01296 823040 and he’ll be happy to have a chat with you.