Everything you need to make your Will | ActionAid UK

Everything you need to make your Will

Whether you’re making or changing your Will, you’ll find it needn’t take much time – especially with the help of our information booklet.

You’ll discover the best ways of preparing before consulting a solicitor. You’ll learn about the different types of gifts you can leave in your Will, whilst ensuring that your family are provided for first. And you can use our codicil form to quickly and easily leave a gift to ActionAid even if you’ve already made your Will.

How to leave a legacy to ActionAid

  1. Request your legacies information booklet.
  2. Decide how you’d like to remember ActionAid in your Will
  3. Have your will drawn up. If you’re making changes to an existing will, you can use a codicil form (included in our information booklet or download our form here) to do so.
  4. Let us know your intentions by filling in the online pledge form.

Options for your will

There are two ways to remember ActionAid in your Will.

The first is by leaving a residuary legacy, which is a share or percentage of the residue of your estate once other gifts and payments have been made. This means your gift keeps pace with inflation and is the most valuable way for you to give to us.

If you would like to leave a residuary legacy to ActionAid, we suggest the following wording:*

“I give [enter percentage] percent of my residuary estate to ActionAid (registered charity number 274467) 33-39 Bowling Green Lane, London, EC1R 0BJ to be applied for its general purposes and I declare that the receipt of the finance director or appropriate officer shall be a complete discharge to my trustees.”

The second way to remember ActionAid is by leaving a pecuniary legacy (cash sum).

We suggest the following wording:*

“I give [amount] to ActionAid (registered charity number 274467), 33-39 Bowling Green Lane, London, EC1R 0BJ to be applied for its general purposes and I declare that the receipt of the finance director or appropriate officer shall be a complete discharge to my trustees.”

*Please note: the contents of this page do not constitute legal advice and we suggest you seek the advice of a solicitor when drawing up or amending your Will. 

Leave a lasting legacy and request your information booklet

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