Leaving a Legacy

A gift in your will is a wonderful way to leave a legacy for future generations. Supporting Workaid in this way allows us to continue to empower young people in Africa way through vocational training. 

To assist you in understanding and considering leaving a legacy, we have prepared some information.

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With an up-to-date will, you can have peace of mind that the people and causes that matter to you have been looked after the way you choose. It’s the only way to make sure your wishes are followed the way you intend.

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Wills are so important that most people prefer to have a solicitor or professional will writer involved to ensure their will is legal and valid.

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The 3 main types of gift people leave are:

Residuary gifts – a percentage of your estate. This is often the most straightforward way to leave a gift. It’s also one of the most valuable ways, because it’s not affected by inflation in the same way as a set sum of money.

Pecuniary gifts – a specific amount of money

A specific gift – e.g. jewellery or property

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At Workaid, our volunteers refurbish unwanted tools and equipment which are shipped to Africa to equip vocational training centres and self-help organisations. Your gift would help us to meet the costs of shipping tools to where they are most needed.

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Giving a gift to Workaid could reduce your inheritance tax liability. At the moment, gifts to charities are 100% tax free and taken out of your estate before any inheritance tax is calculated.  However, Inheritance Tax rules can change so it’s always best to discuss your will and the type of gift you might like to leave with your solicitor.

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Yes, you can ask your solicitor or professional will writer to make amendments to your will at any time. Depending on the extent of the changes you would like to make to your existing will, it might be possible for you to use a codicil to make your amendments. 

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Workaid
The Old Boot Factory
71 Townsend Road
Chesham
Buckinghamshire
HP5 2AA

Registered Charity Number: 1041574

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