Leaving a Legacy

 Why leave a legacy? 

Leaving a legacy in your will is a way to leave a lasting impact on the lives of disabled children in Africa.

You do not have to be rich to leave a legacy to AbleChildAfrica – and we understand that as you write your will you will have other priorities to consider. But any gift, of any size, would mean we can continue doing so much to change the lives of some of the most vulnerable children in the world.

With the support you plan to leave behind we can continue growing our reach to help disabled children’s lives through  education, health, family engagement, community based rehabilitation, livelihoods, sport and awareness raising.

Every March and October it’s Free Wills Month. It offers – as the name suggests – free wills. But to get one you must be 55 or over. Simply enter your postcode during March on the Free Wills Month website. It’ll then come up with solicitors close to you who are taking part (if there are any). Just call one to book your Free Wills appointment. You don’t have to live in one of these areas to qualify, but you will be expected to travel to the solicitor’s office for your appointment. Consider making a bequest to AbleChildAfrica in your will this month and leaving a legacy for generations to come.

 What can you leave? 

Depending on your circumstances you can leave:

 A share of your assets 

 A fixed sum of money, or 

 A specific item of value. 

Your donation will also be taken off the value of your estate before Inheritance Tax is calculated, or reduce your Inheritance Tax rate, if more than 10% of your estate is left to charity.

 Our promise to you

We understand that leaving a legacy is a special and personal decision. We promise to treat your decision with courtesy, sensitivity and respect. We would also be happy to answer any questions you have about how it will make a difference to the lives of children we work for and with. And with the pride we take in our value for money approach, we can assure you that your gift will also be treated so that it has the greatest impact for the children we work with.

 

 How to leave a legacy 

If you are considering leaving a gift in your Will and need some guidance, you can use the Law Society postcode search to find a solicitor or Will-writer in your local area. They will best be able to advise you on making your Will and leaving a charitable legacy to AbleChildAfrica.

Coming soon is a sample codicil form for you and your solicitor or Will-writer.

 Contact us 

To let us know you have included AbleChildAfrica in your will or intend to leave a legacy, or to hear more about the difference your gift can make, please email us at info@ablechildafrica.org.uk today.

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