When you leave a gift in your will for Carer Support Wiltshire you are demonstrating your commitment to a society where unpaid carers are understood and supported. You will ensure that unpaid carers are provided with the information and advice to enable them to make choices about their caring role.
Gifts in wills are a generous and vital source of income in creating a society where unpaid carers are understood and supported. While we cannot know what the future holds, legacy gifts mean we can look ahead and plan our work with greater confidence.
How a gift in your will can help to support unpaid carers in Wiltshire
Your legacy could:
- Help those looking after someone who can’t manage without them to access services, information, education and training, respite, and breaks from their caring role.
- Ensure unpaid carers have a voice that is heard and the contribution they make to society is recognised and valued.
- Raise carer awareness and develop best practices amongst health and social care professionals, employers, and educational professionals.
Different ways to leave a gift in your will
Every gift, no matter what size, is valuable to us and will help us to continue our work supporting unpaid carers in Wiltshire by providing information, advice and breaks from their caring role.
Your solicitor can advise you on the different ways you can choose to leave a gift. However, the most common ways are:
A share of your estate
Once you have provided for your loved ones, you can leave a share, or the remainder, of your estate to Carer Support Wiltshire. This is called Residuary Gift.
A gift of money
You can choose to leave a specific amount of money to Carer Support Wiltshire in your will. This is called a Pecuniary Gift.
A specific gift
You can leave a specific item as a gift in your will. This might be a piece of jewellery, an investment, or even a house. This is called a Specific Gift.
Gifts to a special project
If you wish your legacy gift to support a particular project or area of our work, it is best not to include this restriction in the wording of your will, in case the project is no longer relevant when the time comes. An inappropriate restriction could mean your gift is invalid and we would not be able to receive your intended gift. It would be better to mention specific projects in a separate “Letter of Expression of Wishes” to your Executor.
Your solicitor can help you with the specific wording to help you communicate your wishes.
Pledging a gift
Once you have decided that you would like to pledge a gift in your will to Carer Support Wiltshire, you need to provide your Solicitor or will maker with a few of our details:
Our name: Carer Support Wiltshire
Registered address: Independent Living Centre, St George’s Road, Semington, nr. Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 6JQ
Charity Number: 1092762
Our partnership with Kwill
We have partnered with Kwil, online probate solicitors, to give you the opportunity to write your will online for free and in as little as 30 minutes.
Thank you for choosing to remember Carer Support Wiltshire in your will. If you have any queries or would like to discuss a gift further please contact our friendly fundraising team.