GIVE IN YOUR WILL
How do I leave a gift in my Will to Help Refugees?
A gift can be written into a new Will or added to your existing Will by using a Codicil. We recommend that you speak to your solicitor about which option is best for you.
If you do decide to leave a gift in your Will, please reference “Prism the Gift Fund“, as we are a legal registered charity under their name. Any variation on this could invalidate your gift. You should also include our registered charity number: 1099682.
Leaving a gift in your Will can be tax efficient. We recommend you speak to your solicitor about
inheritance tax. If you’d like to find out more, visit: www.hmrc.gov.uk/inheritancetax.
What type of gift can I leave in my Will?
There are a number of different types of gifts you can leave in your Will. We would advise you
explore all options with your solicitor. The two types we most regularly receive are as follows:
% Residuary gift: A gift of a percentage of a person’s estate. Gifts of this type are the most beneficial as they retain their value over time.
£ Pecuniary gift: A cash gift of a specified amount. It is recommended for pecuniary gifts to
be index linked so that their value doesn’t depreciate over time.
Do you have any sample wording I can use in my Will?
We always recommend that you speak to your solicitor about the most appropriate wording
for your own Will.
Your solicitor may use this sample wording as a guideline:
‘I give Help Refugees, registered charity number: 1099682, of [insert your head office address] [xx% of my estate] or [specific amount] to be applied to [greatest need/chosen area]. The
receipt of the Director of Fundraising or other duly authorised officer of the Charity shall be a
good and sufficient discharge to my executors.’
Should you wish to direct your gift then it is recommended that you speak to us as we would like to ensure that we are able to fulfill your wishes.
Who can I speak to about leaving a gift in my Will to Help Refugees?
For more information about giving in your will, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We know that leaving a gift in your Will is a deeply personal and meaningful way to support Help
Refugees. Sharing your intention means that we can fulfil your wishes. Do let us know if you have
decided to leave a gift in your Will to support our vital work in the future.
Thank you so much.