Leave a Legacy Gift in your Will
Leaving a gift in your Will, no matter the size, can make a significant impact on the lives of disadvantaged women in Sudan and South Sudan. The notes below offer some information on leaving a legacy. Please bear in mind that your will is a legal document and you should always consult a solicitor before making a will, or making any major changes to an existing will.
Making a Will
The prospect of writing a Will can seem daunting, but the process is simple and ensures that your loved ones and the causes most dear to you are taken care of. There are three main types of gifts that you can leave in your Will:
- Residuary gifts – A share, or sometimes all, of an estate after all the other payments have been made.
- Pecuniary gifts – A specific sum of money
- Specific gifts – A particular item, such as property, antiques, jewellery and shares.
It is important that the gift is described precisely in your Will, so that the executors can understand exactly what you intended. There are a lot of resources online to help get you started with writing a will, such as the Which? Guide
Appointing an Executor
An Executor carries out the instructions and wishes you set out in your will. Executors should be someone you trust and you should ask them if they are willing to take on the role. It is best practice to name more than one executor. Solicitors and banks can be approached, but will normally charge fees for acting as an Executor and dealing with the administration of your estate.
Leaving a Gift to WEP
If you would like to leave a gift to WEP, please ensure you include the full charity name, Women’s Education Partnership and our registered charity number, 1151145.
If you have any further queries about leaving a gift to WEP, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note, we will not be able to advise on any legal matters relating to writing a Will.