A legacy is a donation left to a charity in your Will. It is a lasting gift, so the causes you feel passionate about in life can continue long into the future.
A legacy can be large or small and does not have to be a choice between your family, friends or favourite charity. You can easily include them all, providing security for loved ones and your continued support for Carers Trust.
In memory donations
Remember a loved one by asking friends and relatives to make a donation in their memory to Carers Trust. This could be given on important anniversaries or perhaps instead of buying funeral flowers.
You could co-ordinate your in memory donation online by creating a page on Justgiving to circulate to your friends and family.
How to leave a legacy?
It's easy to include a gift to Carers Trust in your Will, but you should always consult a professional, such as a solicitor or financial adviser, to be sure your Will reflects your exact intentions and you understand tax implications.
A legacy of any size really makes a difference in our ability to help carers all across the UK. When you are next considering writing or updating your Will, all you would have to do is contact your professional advisers and tell them the sum (or percentage of your estate) that you would like to leave us. Your adviser will need only our charity name, address and registered charity number.
Suggested wording is:
"I give... to Carers Trust, registered charity number in England and Wales (
1145181) and in Scotland (SC042870) for its general charitable purposes."
Writing your will
Carers Trust is working with The Goodwill Partnership. The Goodwill Partnership offers a solicitor-provided Will-writing service visiting people in the comfort of their own homes with no obligation to sign up to the service. The organisation provides support to people interested in writing a Will through a network of qualified solicitors across England and Wales specialising in estate and probate law.
All solicitors are regulated by the Law Society. If you would like help writing your Will and would like to remember the work of Carers Trust, contact The Goodwill Partnership. Visit www.thegoodwillpartnership.co.uk or call 0844 669 6148.
If you’ve already left a gift to the Carers Trust thank you. It’s now really important to let us know at email@example.com
If you would like more information about leaving a gift in your will download our information booklet. You can also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0844 800 4361 to speak to our legacy officer.