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Leaving a Legacy

Leaving a Legacy making a will

Leaving a gift in your will – no matter how large or how small – is a generous way to show your appreciation of the work that we do and to make a difference to schools and community groups

Leaving a legacy to Hand on Heart won’t cost you a penny during your lifetime, but it will be a powerful way to be remembered by others in the future.

We would always recommend that you consult a solicitor or legal advisor when making a will. You can find an official directory of solicitors at www.lawsociety.org.uk.

We know that taking care of family, friends and pets is your first priority; we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Once you have provided for them, however, leaving a gift to Hand on Heart couldn’t be simpler. If you haven’t made a Will it can be done when you see your solicitor. If you already have a Will, then all you have to do is make an amendment known as a codicil. Speak to your solicitor and they can help with this.

A gift, however big or small, will make a difference.

There are different kinds of gifts you can leave to Hand on Heart:

The ‘Family and Friends First’ Legacy

After making provision for your family and friends, you could choose to leave a portion of your estate to Hand on Heart.

Cash Legacy

A cash donation is always very welcome, and to ensure its value doesn’t decrease over time you can either index link your gift or review it periodically.

Legacy in Kind

Leaving us property, shares, home contents, jewellery, furniture or any item your family does not need in your will is especially welcome.
To leave a gift to Hand on Heart in your Will, you could use the wording below, but always make sure that you ask for your solicitor’s advice.

  1. If you choose to leave a gift to Hand on Heart please use the following wording:
    “I bequeath to Hand on Heart Charity, G08 Chadwick House, Birchwood Park, Warrington. WA3 6AE for its general charitable purposes…
  2. Then insert one of the options below:
    All the residue of my estate
    One X share of the residue of my estate
    X% of my estate
    The sum of £X
    All my personal effects, e.g. rings, necklaces
  3. Finish with the following wording – … and the receipt of the Chief Executive, or other responsible officer of the time being at Hand on Heart, shall be good and sufficient discharge to my Executors”.

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