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Leaving a gift in your Will can help change blind veterans' lives. Legacy gifts are hugely important to us - more than half of the money we raise comes from legacies. So if you're thinking about joining the growing number of people who have left us a gift in their Will, remember that it really can make a difference.

 

 

  • To see our work firsthand; please get in touch using the contact details below and arrange a visit to one of our centres in Llandudno, Brighton or Sheffield. 

 

 

How to leave a gift in your Will

 

Using a solicitor

We recommend using a solicitor to make or change your Will, so that your wishes are correctly taken care of. This could save lots of time and expense for friends and family when administering your Will. Friends and family may provide a recommendation of a solicitor or you can contact with the Law Society to find a solicitor in your area.

Who do you wish to benefit?

Once your loved ones are taken care of you may wish to remember your favourite charitable causes and we hope that you will consider Blind Veterans UK if you decide to leave a gift to charity. If you leave a gift to charity in your Will your gift will be free of inheritance tax. Please speak to your solicitor for advice on how to limit the amount of inheritance tax your estate will be liable to. For more inheritance tax information visit HMRC.

What type of gift could you leave Blind Veterans UK?

  • A share in your estate - known as a residuary gift and happens once all other wishes and expenses from the administration have been met. This is probably the best option to leave to us as it is protected from the effects of inflation.
  • A cash gift - known as a pecuniary gift, it is a fixed sum of money, for example £10,000.
  • A specific gift - an item of value, such as jewellery, picture or an antique.

The right wording

If you choose to leave a gift in your Will to Blind Veterans UK then your solicitor will be able to provide you with the correct wording. Click on the link below for some specimen wording for the most popular gifts that we receive. You may wish to take this wording with you then you visit your solicitor.

Some specimen wording

Have you already made a Will?

If you have already made your Will it is important that it is kept up to date and that the details and clauses still reflect your wishes, especially if there has been a change in your personal circumstances.

If you choose to add Blind Veterans UK to your Will, your solicitor can add a written instruction, which is called a Codicil. You can use our Codicil Form at the top of this page to sit alongside your Will.

Any changes to your Will must be made by a solicitor as you may accidentally invalidate your Will. If you wish to make a lot of changes you may need to re-write your Will, please speak with your solicitor about doing this.

Visit http://www.blindveterans.org.uk/how-you-can-help/giftsinwills

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Contact Us

Kim Cavanagh-Martin (Gifts in Wills Officer)

BLIND VETERANS UK 12-14 Harcourt Street
London
London (Greater London)
W1H 4HD

Phone: 0207 616 7953
Email: legacies@blindveterans.org.uk

Make a Pledge

If you are planning on supporting Blind Veterans UK with a gift in your Will, you can let us know by using this Pledge Form. Please fill out this form and return it to the address shown. 

Thank you.

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Leave a Legacy

If you already have a Will and would like to add a gift to support Blind Veterans UK, you can use this Codicil Form to include your gift (please note that this form is a legal document and will need to be witnessed by two independent witnesses - please speak to your solicitor if you have any queries).

Thank you.

Download Codicil Form