This week, starting 11th September 2023, Young Bristol are celebrating the incredible impact of leaving a gift in your Will. Remember a Charity Week is an opportunity for everyone to take a moment to consider leaving a gift to charity in their Will.
After your loved ones have been provided for we hope that you may consider finding a place in your Will for Young Bristol, your local charity. By leaving a gift in your will to Young Bristol, you can provide a young person with a safe space when they need it most!
We recommend you use a solicitor or a member of the Institute of Professional Willwriters to help you write a Will. Institute of Professional Willwriters offer a free guide to making a will.
Why your support matters!
Many supporters have chosen to leave a gift in their will to Young Bristol. No matter how big or small, every gift makes a massive difference to young people and our wider communities! Your kindness has helped us:
- Engage 1,818 young people
- 20,562 contacts with these young people
- Deliver 1,489 sessions
- Attract 802 new young people to join our sessions
There are three types of gift you can leave in your will:
A residuary gift – This is a share of your total estate (everything you own that is of value) after all other payments (such as lifetime debts, tax and administrative expense) have been deducted. Because a residuary legacy is a percentage of your estate, it will keep its value over time.
A pecuniary gift – a fixed amount of money that you leave in your Will. It is a good idea to review pecuniary gifts regularly, as their face value can be lessened by inflation and turn out to be less powerful than you intend.
A specific gift – when you leave a particular item of value – such as personal possessions, property or shares.
Find out more about leaving a gift in your here!