Leave a Legacy
Leaving a legacy to charity is a great way of ensuring that the causes close to your heart benefit financially. It is also a good way to avoid inheritance tax, as donations to charities are exempt.
“Would you consider leaving us something in your Will?”
For more details on the different ways to leave a legacy to the Carers Centre read on, or click below to be taken to the relevant section.
- Who we are.
- Why do Carers need our help?
- What can your gift do?
- Why make a Will?
- Ways to leave a legacy
- Further Information
You can also download our Legacy leaflet by clicking here: Carers Centre – Legacies leaflet
Note: We always recommend that you seek the professional advice of a solicitor when writing or amending a Will.
The Carers Centre for Brighton and Hove is an independent charity providing invaluable information, support and activities to unpaid carers living in the city.
Every year, over 8,000 people living in Brighton and Hove take on a caring responsibility for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems.
Taking on a caring responsibility can have huge impacts for a person, which is why we’re here to help when we’re needed.
Impacts can be…
Having to give up work to look after someone else means families can be a lot worse off.
Many including young carers find it difficult to attend school or college.
Carers can often become isolated at home as they are often unable to leave the person
they care for for too long.
Caring for someone else long term is stressful and can be very upsetting at times.
A carer’s own physical health can often suffer if they are having to do everything for someone else.
As an independent charity, we rely on the generosity of legacies and donations to enable us to continue our much needed work.
Whether large or small, your legacy will be a lasting memorial to you and will make a real difference to the lives of hundreds of carers across the city.
Making a Will is the only way to make sure that your family and friends and the causes close to your heart receive what you think and hope that they should, from your estate.
It is also a good way to make sure that any inheritance tax liability is dealt with.
We recommend that you always obtain the advice of a solicitor when making or altering a Will.
Making your own Will or using an off-the-shelf template can often lead to mistakes and misunderstandings that can be difficult to rectify later.
This depends on how complex your affairs and wishes are, but may not be as expensive as you
think. You can always request estimates from solicitors at no commitment.
There are a number of ways you can leave a legacy to us. These and the suggested wording to use in your Will are given below:
- The residue of your estate (i.e., what is left when all specific gifts and any liabilities have been paid)
- A percentage of your estate
- A sum of money
- As a beneficiary of your trust
If you are thinking of writing a Will or making alterations to an existing one then we strongly recommend that you seek professional advice.
For further information and to find a solicitor near you, contact the Law Society: www.lawsociety.org.uk or call them on 0207 242 1222