After taking care of your loved ones, please consider making a gift to the Anaphylaxis Campaign in your will. You will help us to fund our work into the future, so we can continue to campaign and fundraise to achieve our ultimate aim, to create a safer environment for all people at risk of severe allergies.
By making a will you have the peace of mind of knowing that your affairs are in order. Having an up to date will is the only way to make sure that your family and friends, and any charities you care about, are provided for in the way you wish. Without a will, the state decides.
Making a will not only means that you can look after the future of those you love but you also have the opportunity to help others in need.
How can I include the Anaphylaxis Campaign in my will?
A gift in your will really doesn’t have to be large to make a difference. Anything you leave can play a big part in the future, and you can leave a gift in a number of ways:
- A residuary bequest is a share, or possibly even all, of the balance of your estate. This means that once family and friends have been provided for, and other payments made, the remainder or a proportion of your estate is pledged to charity.
- A pecuniary bequest means that you pledge a specific sum of money to charity. It can be linked to inflation to prevent it losing value over time.
- A specific request means you pledge a gift of a particular item, such as property, antiques, jewellery or shares.
How do I make a will?
You can write your will yourself, but we would strongly advise using professional legal advice. You also need to get your will formally witnessed and signed to make it legally valid. We have a will writing guide to help you when meeting with your solicitor or will writer, which you can download here.
Find a Solicitor is a free service run by the Law Society for anyone looking for information about organisations or people providing legal services in England and Wales that are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Visit www.solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk for more information. The Law Society of Scotland also has a search database on their website www.lawscot.org.uk/find-a-solicitor.
How do I update my existing will?
If you want to update your will, you can make an official alteration (called a ‘codicil’) or make a new will. We have a codicil form to help you when meeting with your solicitor or will writer, which you can download here.
We would strongly advise that you don’t make changes to your existing will without professional help as you could accidentally render it invalid.
What about tax?
Gifts in wills to charities are tax efficient. A gift you make to the Anaphylaxis Campaign in your will can reduce the amount of Inheritance Tax paid on the value of your estate. You can find out more about inheritance tax from the government website.
Our fundraising team are happy to answer general questions about wills, legacies or the Anaphylaxis Campaign, but we are not qualified to give legal advice. You can contact our fundraising team for a confidential chat via +44 (0)1252 546100 or [email protected].
If you are intending to include the Anaphylaxis Campaign in your will or have already included the Anaphylaxis Campaign in your will, please let us know by completing our Legacy Form, which you can download here.