A Lasting Legacy
Ffind out more about our legacy & in memory giving programme - and the difference your gift can make
Could you leave RoadPeace a lasting gift to help us help other families after road death and injury?
Many people like to leave a legacy to a charity that they have been involved with - especially one that has helped them through a difficult time - by including the charity as a beneficiary in their Will.
Once you have taken into account the needs of family and friends, please consider leaving a legacy to RoadPeace.
Your gift will ensure that RoadPeace continues to support victims and their families when they need it most.
If you have already included RoadPeace in your Will please let us know –this helps us plan ahead knowing we have a secure future.
Will Aid Month
November is Will Aid month where participating solicitors will write your Will without charging their normal fee.
Instead you are invited to make a voluntary donation to Will Aid. The suggested donation is £95 for a basic single Will or £150 for a pair of basic mirror Wills. You can find out more about this scheme by visiting www.willaid.org.uk
Writing A Will
As RoadPeace is a registered charity, gifts to it will be exempt from inheritance tax. The best way to this will depend on your circumstances. The main options are:
- Residuary legacy: This is a gift of the remainder or percentage of your estate after all other legacies have been made and debts cleared. Residuary legacies keep up with inflation and are an effective way to divide the value of an estate between a number of people and causes that are important to you.
- Pecuniary legacy: A gift of a fixed sum of money. The value of this will decrease over time, as the cost of living increases.
- Contingent gifts: Legacies made on the basis of another event happening first are called contingent gifts. For example your Will could state that a gift only applies if all other beneficiaries named in your Will die before you do.
- Life interest or reversionary legacy: This is a gift which someone can benefit from in their lifetime. For instance, your house could be left for the use of a relative. When they die it could pass to someone else, or to a charity.
It is important that your Will is worded correctly and it is customary to seek the assistance of a solicitor for this. You may also be able to get assistance from your bank.
General advice on Wills can be obtained from the Law Society. Visit solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk for more information. This has a feature that allows you to find a solicitor in your area.
If you do want to leave us a gift of any sort, it would be helpful to remove any uncertainties by providing our charity number e.g. RoadPeace (Registered Charity No. 1087192).
As A Beneficiary In Your Pension
If you are contributing to a pension plan, you might want to consider making us a nominated beneficiary. Were you to die before taking your benefits and a lump sum became available, this money would go tax-free to RoadPeace.