How does it work?

A legacy is a gift of money, property, or possessions left in your will. If you decide to give to a charity, all legacy gifts are currently free of inheritance tax, so everything you leave will go directly towards our work.

Making or revising a will is important and we recommend that you seek independent advice from a solicitor or bank trust company.

Generally speaking, there are three different types of legacy gifts:

  • Pecuniary gift: A gift of a fixed sum of money. You can protect this type of gift from inflation by linking it to the Retail Price Index.
  • Specific gift: A gift of a tangible item like a house, a piece of jewellery, or a vehicle. Unless stated otherwise, this can be sold on.
  • Residuary gift: A gift of the whole/a share of whatever remains of your estate after all other gifts are distributed and any debts paid.

Some people also choose to include details in their will of a charity to which they would like people to donate in their memory if they can.

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