Your Will is an excellent way to give yourself greater control over what happens to your estate after you’re gone. We all like to have control over what we own; with over 60%  of the UK donating to charity every year, it’s good to know that we can do this after we’re gone, too.

Leaving a legacy in your Will allows you to leave a portion of your estate to a cause (or several causes) you care about after you pass away, and can have a number of benefits to the charities themselves as well  as to you and your loved ones.

What is a Legacy?

A legacy is an amount of money or property left within a Will. Many people choose to leave legacies to their loved ones, friends and causes they care about, including charitable organisations.

How can they help?

You may already donate regularly to causes you care about. Perhaps you would like to donate, but it isn’t financially possible for you right now to donate as much as you’d like to. Many of us wish to continue our charitable giving as long as we can- even when we’re no longer around. Leaving a legacy is a brilliant way to do this.

Legacies are a superb way of securing a future for causes you care about. It is possible to leave a monetary sum or even assets to charity, such as a share of your property. This is  done easily through leaving a gift in your Will, just as you would for your loved ones.

The next steps

For more information on leaving legacies in your Will, be sure to visit Remember a Charity’s website. For expert advice tailored to your circumstances, contact Accord Legal Services on 01744 807048 to book your free home visit from an Estate Planning Consultant, who can provide you with further information on leaving legacies for causes you are passionate about.

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Source: http://www.npt-uk.org/philanthropic-resources/uk-charitable-giving-statistics

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