We know that your main priority when writing your will is to ensure your loved ones are secure and are provided for. However, often people find that even after they’ve done this they can leave something to a cause they hold dear.
Leaving Alfie’s Trust a gift is one of the most valuable and lasting ways you can support us. It costs nothing during your lifetime but will have a powerful impact for years to come.
There are a number of different ways you can remember Alfie’s Trust in your will and it doesn’t have to be a large amount because every penny makes a difference.
You can leave a share of your assets
A good way to help is to leave a percentage of what is left of your estate or assets after other gifts (and debts) have been paid. This is known as a ‘residuary bequest’. If you have already made a will, but want to add a residuary gift to Alfie’s Trust, your solicitor can advise you on how you can do this without affecting the specific gifts you leave your family and friends.
You can leave a fixed sum of money
You may wish to leave us a stated sum of money. This kind of gift is known as a pecuniary bequest. Alternatively, if you’re concerned that inflation may erode your gift over the years, then it is also possible to leave an index linked pecuniary gift in your will.
You can leave a specific item of value
You may wish to leave us a particular item (known as a specific bequest), which can be sold to support our work. It could be property or a valuable item such as an antique or a piece of jewellery. Many people ask us to arrange the clearance of their house after they have passed away.