By remembering Waddington Street Centre in your Will, after friends and family have been looked after, you can help us continue to provide the same care, support and advice for future generations. You can help us be there when we are really needed. Click here to download our Legacy Giving Information Sheet.
Leaving a Gift in Your Will
Your Will can be crucial to the future of people you love and the causes you care about. So much of the vital work we've done since 1981 has only been possible because of the generosity of many people.
A Will is a legal document that your chosen Executors are instructed to follow. Making a Will is relevant whatever your age or circumstances. It is the only way to ensure that all your wishes are followed.
A solicitor can guide you through the simple procedure of making a Will. Use the ‘Key Steps guide’ and the ‘My Will Checklist’ which are on our website before visiting a solicitor.
Even if you already have a Will, you can change it by adding a Codicil.
Making a Will
Your Will is crucial to the future of people you love and the causes you care about. A Will is a legal document that your chosen Executors are instructed to follow. Making a Will is relevant whatever your age or circumstances. It is the only way to ensure that all your wishes are followed. A solicitor can guide you through the simple procedure of making a Will. Use the ‘Key Steps guide’ and the ‘My Will Checklist’ which are on our website before visiting a solicitor. Being well prepared will help you to save time and money.
Review Your Will
It is important to check your Will regularly to ensure it still reflects your wishes, circumstances and interests.
Changing Your Will
You should consider changing your Will if you:
- Get married
- Get divorced
- Move house
- Suffer the death of a beneficiary of your estate
- Or if there is an addition to the family
You can amend your Will quickly and easily by adding what is called a Codicil. Your solicitor can advise you on this. If you would like to include a gift to Waddington Street Centre in your Will, a Codicil may be all you need. An example Codicil is available from our website for you to complete if you wish.
Please specify that you are leaving your gift to ‘Waddington Street Centre, Registered Charity Number: 701514’.
The Types of Gift You Can Leave to Waddington Street Centre
Leaving a gift to Waddington Street Centre will help improve the lives of those affected by mental health problems. Your gift, whatever its value, is special and greatly appreciated by us and those you enable us to help.
There are a number of ways in which you can leave a gift to Waddington Street Centre. Your solicitor can explain these in more detail, but the following is a summary of the most common types…
Residuary legacy - A percentage of the value of your estate once all other payments have been made e.g. tax and outstanding debts. This is a popular way to remember a charity because it is more likely to retain its value over time.
Pecuniary legacy - This is a fixed sum of money. You may prefer this option if you have family or others who you want to receive the majority of your estate. Please remember to take into account the possible effect of inflation on your gift over time.
Specific legacy - Items such as property, paintings, antiques, jewellery, investments such as shares or the contents of a bank account.
In Memoriam - You can use your Will to state wishes for your funeral. For example, you may like to ask family and friends to make a donation to Waddington Street Centre in lieu of flowers. For many people, supporting a cause that their loved one felt strongly about is a positive way to commemorate their life.
If you have any questions about leaving a gift to Waddington Street Centre in your Will, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us and we'll help however we can.