Leave a legacy gift in your Will

Find out how you can help people with a visible difference by leaving a legacy gift in your Will.

The impact of gifts in Wills

People with visible differences across the UK need our help. And in 20, 30 or 40 years’ time, it’s likely they’ll still need our help.

Legacies play a huge part in making our advocacy, counselling, support networks and Skin Camouflage services possible.

Leaving a gift in your Will is a way of showing you care and want to help. After showing you care for your family and friends, consider helping people with visible differences by leaving a lasting gift in your Will.

It doesn’t have to be a large sum to make a difference. By getting involved now, our work with people with visible differences can continue in the future.

How to leave a legacy

There are a number of ways you could include a gift to Changing Faces in your Will and it is easier than you might think. Below are the most common types of gifts and suggested wording to include in your Will:

A residuary gift

After providing for friends and family, many of our supporters decide to leave the remainder of their estate, or a percentage of the remainder, to Changing Faces. This is a popular way to leave a gift to charity as the gift (or legacy) increases in line with inflation.

This means that you give Changing Faces some or all of what is left after you have provided for your family and friends.

“I give (enter the word ‘all’ or ‘a_______% share of’) the residue of my estate to Changing Faces (registered charity number 1011222) of Changing Faces, PO Box 76751, London, WC1A 9QR. I also direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or, duly authorised officer, of Changing Faces shall be a full and sufficient discharge for the said legacy.”

A cash gift

A cash gift is a fixed amount of money. It is important to remember that cash gifts decrease in value over time and therefore may need to be reviewed now and then.

“I give the sum of £__________ (enter the amount to be given) to Changing Faces (registered charity number 1011222) of Changing Faces, PO Box 76751, London, WC1A 9QR. I also direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or, duly authorised officer, of Changing Faces for the time being shall be a full and sufficient discharge for the said legacy.”

A gift in kind

A gift in kind is an item you decide to leave to Changing Faces and could be property, shares, a piece of jewellery, furniture and so on.

“I give (enter the details of the item to be given) to Changing Faces (registered charity number 1011222) of Changing Faces, PO Box 76751, London, WC1A 9QR. I also direct that the receipt of the Treasurer, or duly authorised officer, of Changing Faces for the time being shall be a full and sufficient discharge for the said legacy.”

In the wording of a trust

You can set out that a sum left in a trust fund (when it ends) is given to Changing Faces. You could also set this out in the deed of any trust you make in your lifetime. Please speak to your solicitor about how this can be done.

Please be aware that the above is only guidance, not legal advice. You should always contact a solicitor or legal professional before making or updating your Will.

If you do wish to include us, you will need the following details:

Changing Faces, PO Box 76751, London, WC1A 9QR

If you are able to include Changing Faces in your Will, by whichever means you choose, we can’t thank you enough for your generosity.

Get in touch

If you’re thinking about giving a leaving a legacy gift in your Will to Changing Faces, our friendly team are here to help.

Find out more about leaving to people with visible differences by emailing fundraising@changingfaces.org.uk 

Other ways to support us

There are many ways to support our work and help people with visible differences, including donating, fundraising or volunteering.

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