How do I make a Will?
All you need to do is contact your solicitor and financial adviser, and they'll sort everything out for you. Explain that you want to include the Society in your Will - your adviser should be happy to help with this.
What should I leave?
You could leave money, an item of value (e.g. jewellery, property or shares), or the 'residue' - what's left after you've provided for your close relatives and friends. Including a charity in this way is particularly valuable as it keeps pace with inflation.
It's often a good idea to specify a proportion rather than an actual amount, as it's very difficult to predict what your estate will be worth or how much you'll need for yourself and your dependants in the future. Rest assured, whatever you can afford will be gratefully received and will make a real difference to the future work of the Society.
Do I need to let the Society know?
Wills are private, and you may not want anyone other than your solicitor to know what's in yours. However, we will be delighted to hear you're supporting our future work, and it doesn't place you under any obligation. Anything you say will be treated in strictest confidence.
How much will it cost?
This varies depending on how complicated your estate is but the average is between £50 - £100.