Are you one of the 60% of Britons who haven’t made a Will? If so, you may end up leaving much of your wealth to the Government instead of your family and a charity like Ability 2 Access. Don’t make the mistake of thinking Wills are just for the rich. If you own a home, you are worth more than you think.
According to UNBIASED, 70% of people aged between 18-34 have no Will in place. For those aged 35-54, 68% have no Will. The over 55’s are better prepared with just 36% without a Will. Between 2017 and 2018, the Treasury gained a massive £19,000,000 because so many people died without making a Will!
How to leave a gift in your Will
Gifts in Wills provide a vital source of funding for Ability 2 Access. Leaving a gift in your will is a simple yet meaningful way of leaving a lasting gift.
We recommend that you seek the advice of a solicitor to ensure that your wishes are carried out correctly.
If you are writing your Will for the first time, then all you need to do is make your solicitor aware of your plan to leave a gift to Ability 2 Access.
If you have already written your Will, then you just need to make a simple addition or amendment to your Will. To do this you just need to provide your solicitor with a completed Codicil Form. You can download our template Codicil Form by clicking here.
There are several ways to leave a gift
- A residuary legacy: this is a percentage of what remains of your estate after all other gifts and expenses have been paid.
- A pecuniary legacy: this is a gift of a fixed sum of money.
- A specific legacy: a specific gift or object, such as property, stocks and shares or personal items such as jewellery.
If you have already made a Will and the only change you want to make is a bequest to Ability2Access, please complete the Codicil Form, sign it in the presence of two witnesses who will also need to sign the form where indicated. The codicil should be kept with your Will.