Leave a Legacy

Action For Kids have been helping disabled children and young people become more independent for over 21 years and we aim to be here for many years to come, for the families we work with now and all those which will come to us in the future.

We rely on voluntary contributions from individuals to make much of our work possible and an important part of this is from gifts left to us in people’s Wills.

Please consider remembering Action For Kids in your Will and help us to ensure an independent future for disabled children and young people across the UK.

Legacies are generally exempt from inheritance tax, so a gift in your Will to Action For Kids could be tax free for us and in some circumstances could reduce the amount of inheritance tax your loved ones are liable for. If you would like more information, please visit the HMRC website.

If you are unsure about how to go about making your Will then there is plenty of information on the Institute of Professional Will Writers website where you can get free expert advice.  http://www.ipw.org.uk/

Providing for your loved ones is the most important thing to consider when writing a Will. However, once they have been considered you may wish to leave a legacy to support our work. One way of doing this is to include a residuary legacy to Action For Kids – this is a percentage of your estate after everyone else has been provided for.

You could also consider the following types of gift:

• A gift of a fixed sum of money. The value of pecuniary legacies will decrease over time, as the cost of living increases.
• A particular named item left as a gift in your Will is known as a specific legacy, for example, a piece of jewellery.
• Legacies made on the basis of another event happening first are called contingent gifts. For example your Will could state that a gift only applies if all other beneficiaries named in your Will die before you do.
• A reversionary legacy is a gift which someone can benefit from in their lifetime. For instance, your house could be left for the use of a relative. When they die it could pass to someone else, or to a charity.

For more information or to request a Legacy Pack email: legacies@actionforkids.org or telephone 0208 347 8111 and ask for the Legacy Team.

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For more information on leaving a legacy and to see how the changes to Inheritance Tax have made it more attractive to support charities through legacy giving, please visit the Legacy10 website by clicking on the above icon.