Legacies

A Gift in Your Will

The befriending service facilitated by the Volunteer Centre has always been free, and hopefully always will be. However funding for befriending services gets more difficult every year and the service is increasingly reliant on donations.

A gift pledged in your will to the Volunteer Centre’s befriending scheme will help maintain the project for the future. So, after providing for your loved ones please consider leaving the project a share of what is left. It is something that will never be forgotten and will help enable the service to be offered for years to come.

The following services are all supported by the Volunteer Centre:

It’s a gift that will cost you nothing during your lifetime

A gift in your Will could help to ensure our work continues into the future.  Every gift, no matter what the size, is welcome and will help to make a difference to the lives of lonely and socially isolated people on our Elderfriends befriending project for many years to come.

With loneliness and social isolation reaching epidemic proportions, The Volunteer Centre is committed to ensuring our befriending project is here to stay. 

When the time is right for you to consider making or changing your Will, please remember that a gift pledged to The Volunteer Centre will help provide for our future.

Anybody can make a Will and anybody can leave a gift to charity.

There are many ways to remember The Volunteer Centre’s befriending service in your Will, such as:

Pecuniary legacy
This is when you leave a specific sum, such as £1,000, to a beneficiary.

Residuary legacy – residue
This is what is left once you have identified all those who are to receive specific sums.  You can then either give the entire residue to one good cause or divide it up between a number of your favourite charities.

Residuary legacy – entire estate
You may prefer to simply make your entire estate a residuary legacy, dividing the whole thing up in proportion, rather than just the remainder

Codicil
You can easily add a gift to The Volunteer Centre’s befriending service to your existing Will by using a Codicil.  We strongly recommend that you consult a solicitor before making a Codicil.

If you are considering leaving a gift to The Volunteer Centre’s befriending scheme in your Will the best thing to do is see your solicitor.  They will be able to advise you how to write or amend your Will.  However, the following is some suggested wording for you to use.

Pecuniary legacy

I give free of inheritance tax £…. To The Volunteer Centre of 38 Knifesmithgate, Chesterfield S40 1RQ, registered charity number 1107942 for its general charitable purposes and I declare that the receipt of the treasurer or other propery officer for the time being shall be sufficient discharge to my executers.

Residuary legacy – entire or part

I give free of inheritance tax …..% to The Volunteer Centre of 38 Knifesmithgate, Chesterfield, S40 1RQ registered charity number 1107942 for its general charitable purposes and I declare that the receipt of the treasurer or other propery officer for the time being shall be sufficient discharge to my executers.

All of The Volunteer Centre services are provided completely free of charge to our service users and their families.  If you would like to come and speak to us about the work we do then just give us a call or pop in and see us. We also run a Will writing service with the assistance of Spencer’s Solicitors in Chesterfield so can guarantee you receive the very best impartial advice.  If you would like to make the most of this then please do get in touch.

Do something amazing and support our work in this very special way.

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