Autism East Midlands
Registered Charity Number: 517954
Gift to NORSACA
Once you have remembered your loved ones in your will, please consider leaving a gift to NORSACA to help us continue our work with children and adults with autism.
As a charity, we rely on your support to achieve our vision of a world which recognises, understands and values people with autism, and where they and their families receive the services and support they need through their lives.
A gift to NORSACA in your will can support people with autism throughout their lives. It could give children with autism the education they deserve at our specialist school, or the opportunity to access our play and leisure programme. It could also help fund our services which support young people and adults to live in the community and be part of their community. Equally vital are the services provided by our Family Services team, including:
- a telephone advice service;
- a specialist counseling service;
- programmes for parents;
- a play and leisure programme for children;
- an annual activity and awareness programme for siblings of children with autism;
- a forum for fathers
- support to a forum for Asian Families.
Today NORSACA provides services across the East Midlands and our diagnostic and assessment centre (The Elizabeth Newson Centre) is accessed by individuals and authorities from across the country.
Your gift can help us to create world where people with autism are able to live their lives with dignity, choice and independence.
Writing a will
Making a will gives you the opportunity to make sure your loved ones are provided for, and your final wishes are carried out.
Before you make any decisions about your will, it is important to speak to a qualified legal adviser who can give you help and advice.
Updating a will
If you already have a will, it is very easy to update it. Professionals recommend that you re-visit your will every few years to make sure that it still covers everything you need it to.
For small changes or additions to your will you can complete a codicil which can be kept with your will and read out alongside it when the time comes. Please note however that you must not attach anything to your will as this makes your will invalid.
For bigger changes it is always best to consult a professional will writer or solicitor. It is possible they will charge a reduced fee if they aren’t rewriting your whole will.
What types of gift can I leave?
You can leave a defined amount as a gift which is called a 'pecuniary gift'. For example, you may choose to leave £1,000 in your will to NORSACA. You should consider whether your gift will still be worth what you had planned, if you account for inflation in the future.
Alternatively you can leave a percentage or portion of your estate which is called a 'residuary gift'. For example, you may choose to leave 10% net (ie, after all outstanding bills have been paid) of your estate to NORSACA.
Either type of gift is gratefully received and will go towards our work supporting people affected by autism.
Example wording to leave a gift in your will
Here is some suggested wording you can use.
Standard wording for a pecuniary gift is: "I give devise and bequeath to NORSACA registered charity number 517954 (in England and Wales) of Park Hall Autism Resource Centre, Park Road, Bestwood Village, Nottingham NG6 8TQ the sum of £[ ] for its general charitable purpose and I declare that the receipt of the Secretary or other proper officer shall be a good and sufficient discharge therefor."
For a residuary gift the standard wording is: "Subject as aforesaid I give devise and bequeath to to NORSACA registered charity number 517954 (in England and Wales) of Park Hall Autism Resource Centre, Park Road, Bestwood Village, Nottingham NG6 8TQ the [chosen proportion] of my residuary estate for its general charitable purpose and I declare that the receipt of the Secretary or other proper officer shall be a good and sufficient discharge therefor."
Make a pledge
Pledges are not legally binding so by filling out this form you are not committing yourself! You are simply allowing NORSACA to estimate future support for their cause with some degree of confidence.
Make a Pledge
Gifts left in wills are really important to Autism East Midlands. However even if you haven't made a will, making a pledge to do so in the future would really help us to find out about your future intentions.
Pledges are not legally binding so by filling out this form you are not committing yourself! You are simply allowing Autism East Midlands to confidently estimate future support for their cause.
Leave a Legacy
If you have already made a will but you want to leave a legacy to a charity you can make an addition or change it without re-writing your current will. This addition is called a codicil.
To leave a legacy to Autism East Midlands please download the codicil form below and take it along to your solicitor.
Please note however that this form is not legally binding on its own and has to be part of your main will. We advise you to seek the advice of a solicitor.
If you have any questions about leaving a legacy to us, please contact Autism East Midlands directly – they will be happy to discuss this with you.