Leave the Gift of Adventure in Your Will
The legacy that you leave in your will can make a huge difference, to your family, your friends and to causes that are close to your heart.
If you’re sitting inside reading this, please, open the door…
What do you hear? What do you see? What can you smell? What do you feel?
Often the joy of the outdoors; the stimulation, sounds and senses of nature become increasingly restricted following a diagnosis of dementia. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if, together, we could enable people living with dementia and their families, to enjoy more experiences and adventures out in nature?
Legacy gifts are crucial to the future of our work. Together we can continue to create adventures for people with dementia. It doesn’t have to be a huge amount of money—every penny counts towards the work we do.
If you would like to talk to us our leaving a gift in your will, please contact us.
We promise to:
- Spend your money wisely and where it will have the most impact.
- Understand that family and friends come first.
- Keep your decision confidential and understand that it is personal to you.
I hope the donation in my Will brings adventure and fulfilment to the lives of more people living with dementia.
Making a Will is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. By having your Will professionally written, you ensure everything is covered and arranged as you would like.
It’s a Good Idea to Use a Solicitor
They will make sure that your wishes are just as you intend. If this will be your first Will then The Law Society or 0207 242 1222 lists all the individuals in your area.
You can also visit the Remember A Charity website to find a solicitor in your local area, who will be able to advise you on leaving gifts to charities when making a Will.
I Already Have a Will
You can easily add a gift to Dementia Adventure to your existing will by using a Codicil. This is a legal document that allows amendments or additions to part of a will. We strongly recommend that you consult a solicitor before making a codicil to ensure that your wishes are upheld as you intend.
Can a Gift to Charity Help me Pay Less Tax?
A gift to Dementia Adventure is taken out of your estate before Inheritance Tax is assessed. By making a bequest you could reduce or avoid tax—ensuring that your money goes further for both your family and your chosen charities. Your Solicitor can help you best plan your estate.
Types of Gift
- A Pecuniary Gift is where a specified sum of money is given; for example ‘I leave £500 to Dementia Adventure’.
- A Residuary Gift is given from whatever is left over once your estate has been distributed. You can give the whole of the residuary amount to a person or a charity like Dementia Adventure, or simply a proportion of it. For example “I leave 10% to Dementia Adventure”
- Specific bequest is where you leave a specific item that can either be kept or sold by Dementia Adventure. For example, “I leave this plot of land to Dementia Adventure”.
The Legal Bit your Solicitor needs…
Every legacy left to Dementia Adventure, big or small, will be used to make a real difference. If you are able to think of us in your will, then your Solicitor will need to know our registered details which are: Dementia Adventure, a charity registered in England and Wales no. 1163163 at Dementia Adventure, Unit 11, Old Park Farm, Main Road, Ford End, Essex CM3 1LN.