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A gift in your Will

We all want to make sure our loved ones are taken care of when we are no longer around. Imagine being able to do that and also support poor and disadvantaged children & families. You can be part of something special and make a gesture that will live on for generations by leaving a gift in your Will to The Catholic Children’s Society.

Why leave a gift in your Will?

You’re always needed

Much of the help we are able to give children & families is only possible thanks to the money that has been left to us.

Gifts in Wills are our biggest source of funds, accounting for nearly one third of our charitable income. If this income falls, it will affect our ability to help the thousands of children and families who rely on us each year. A staggering 1 out of 5 people in London & Hertfordshire live below the poverty line, and with that number on the rise, the kindness of people like you has never been so vital.

Just imagine how many more people could be helped with your gift.

Family first, always

It is one of the most natural human wishes: to do everything we can to ensure our loved ones will be taken care of when we’re no longer around.

We strongly believe in the importance of family, especially when it comes to gifts in Wills.

Loved ones come first and should always be a priority. After all, they are the most important people in our lives.

But once they’ve been provided for, just a little of what’s left could go a long way to securing the futures of others.

How to leave a gift in your Will

There are three ways in which you can choose to remember the Catholic Children’s Society when making your Will:

  • A Residuary Gift: With this gift you can leave a proportion of what’s left – however small or large. This type of gift is most useful to a charity, as its value is not likely to be affected by inflation, nor will it affect what your loved ones receive.
  • A Pecuniary Gift: This is a fixed amount of money. It is worth noting that the effects of inflation could make the true value of this gift less than you intended, unless you review your will regularly, which we always recommend you do.

Already have a Will?

If you have already made a Will you can still leave a gift without your Will having to be completely re written.

A Codicil is a form that accompanies your Will and on it you can leave a gift to us. For an Codicil form please click here.

Important Wording

If you do decide to leave a gift in your Will, it may be helpful to take this information along to your solicitor so they are clear as to the exact wording required. It is vital that this is correct for your will to be valid.

Refer to Catholic Children’s Society as:

The Catholic Children’s Society (Westminster)  (73 St Charles Square, London, W10 6EJ).

Registered charity number 210920

Residuary bequest wording:

“I give to the Catholic Children’s Society (Westminster) (73 St Charles Square, London, W10 6EJ). Charity Registration Number: 210920 (___% of residue) for its general purposes and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other duly authorised officer shall be a sufficient discharge to my Executors.”

Should The Society merge with another body the following allows for the bequest to stand?

“If before my death (or after my death but before my trustees have given effect to the gift) any charitable or other body to which a gift is made by this will or any codicil to it has changed its name or amalgamated with any other body or transferred all its assets to any other body then my trustees shall give effect to the gift as if it were a gift to the body in its changed name or to the body which results from the amalgamation or to the body to which the assets have been transferred.”.

To express a specific wish:

“…..and I express the wish, but without creating any legally-binding obligation, that the said charity use the said bequest for (intended use).”

If you have any further questions about making or changing a will, please call our Head of Communications on 0208 969 5305 or complete and submit the contact form below.

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