How to leave a gift in your Will

Leaving a gift in your Will to CLIC Sargent is an amazing way that you can support children and young people with cancer in the future. Read our frequently asked questions about leaving a legacy.

How can I leave a gift in my Will to CLIC Sargent?

What information will my solicitor require?

What kind of gift can I leave to CLIC Sargent?

Do I need to use a solicitor?

How do I find a reputable solicitor?

Why is it important to have a Will?

How do I go about changing my Will to include CLIC Sargent?

I've left a gift to you in my Will but's under the old charity name (CLIC or Sargent Cancer Care for Children). Is this okay or do I need to change my Will?

Are there any tax benefits to leaving a gift in my Will to CLIC Sargent?

Who do I contact for more information about leaving a gift in my will to CLIC Sargent?

How can I leave a gift in my Will to CLIC Sargent?

Leaving a gift in your Will to CLIC Sargent is an amazing way that you can support children and young people with cancer in the future.

If you are thinking about remembering CLIC Sargent with a gift in your Will, here are three simple steps to help guide you:

1. Think about family, friends and the causes you want to remember

2. Request a copy of our free information booklet and consider the type of gift that you would like to leave to CLIC Sargent

3. Contact a Solicitor to amend or write your Will.

What information will my solicitor require?

In order to accurately record a gift to CLIC Sargent in your Will, your solicitor will require our registered address and charity numbers. These are:

CLIC Sargent
No. 1 Farrier’s Yard
Assembly London
77 – 85 Fulham Palace Road
London
W6 8JA

Registered Charity number: England & Wales – 1107328, Scotland – SC039857

What kind of gift can I leave to CLIC Sargent?

A share of your estate (A residuary gift)

Once your loved ones have been taken care of you can leave a percentage of your remaining estate to CLIC Sargent.

A sum of money (A pecuniary gift)

You choose exactly how much you wish to leave to CLIC Sargent by naming a specified amount in your Will. 

An item of value (A specific gift)

You choose to leave specific items in your Will like a piece of jewellery or some shares.

Do I need to use a solicitor?

There are many products in shops aimed at helping people to write a Will at home without having to get professional legal advice. However, we always recommend using a solicitor who has experience of Will writing so you can be certain that your intentions are correctly recorded to carry out your wishes after you have gone.

Your solicitor will also check that the correct wording and charity information is recorded to ensure that the causes you support in your lifetime can benefit from your gifts in your Will.

How do I find a reputable solicitor?

You can find a local Wills & Probate solicitor in your area through the Law Society

All practicing solicitors are required to be registered with the Law Society.

Why is it important to have a Will?

Many people work hard all their lives to make sure their loved ones are secure and happy. An up-to-date and accurate Will is the only way to make your wishes crystal clear, and continue to take care of your family after your lifetime.

As well as ensuring your family and loved ones are looked after a Will also ensures that the causes you support can also be remembered. Leaving a gift in your Will to CLIC Sargent will not only secure future support for children with cancer, it may legitimately reduce your own family’s liability for Inheritance Tax too.

How do I go about changing my Will to include CLIC Sargent?

Firstly you need to consider the type of gift that you would like to give. Once you have decided, simply contact your solicitor to advise them that you would like to amend your Will.  

I’ve left a gift to you in my Will but it’s under the old charity name (CLIC or Sargent Cancer Care for Children). Is this okay or do I need to change my Will?

Provided that the old charity name and registration details are correct we will still be able to benefit from your bequest. However, it is worth checking and should be changed to our current details if you choose to update your Will.

Are there any tax benefits to leaving a gift in my Will to CLIC Sargent?

Your estate may be subject to Inheritance Tax if it is above the inheritance tax threshold (although charities are normally exempt from Inheritance Tax on bequests made to them in Wills). You may be able to benefit from a reduced rate of Inheritance Tax if you leave 10% or more of your estate to charity and might want to discuss possible ways of minimising the tax burden on your estate with your solicitor or financial advisor. 

Who do I contact for more information about leaving a gift in my will to CLIC Sargent?

If you have any questions about leaving CLIC Sargent a gift in your Will, please contact our Legacy Manager Tom Ward on 0845 125 2625 or email tom.ward@clicsargent.org.uk

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