Leave a gift in your will. And when your life ends, help a child’s begin.
By leaving a gift to Chance for Childhood in your will, you can help ensure that the most vulnerable children in Africa can start living their lives with the support, education and care that every child deserves.
When we look back on the key moments and people in our lives, it’s only natural to start to think about the future and how we can leave our mark on the world. We think of our loved ones, our community and we also think about how our impact can reach even further. By choosing to leave a gift in your will, there’s a way to leave something behind for loved ones as well as children who need it the most.
However large or small, a fixed percentage of your estate or a monetary gift, your decision will help us achieve our vision of a world where no child is forgotten. We know that this can’t happen overnight, and that’s why gifts in wills are so valuable to our work. They ensure that we can continue helping children long into the future.
We understand that this is a big personal decision, but by taking these small steps now, you will have a big impact for years to come.
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A special partnership
Our corporate partner Cameron James Legal can advise on all aspects of estate planning, including writing wills and helping supporters to leave a legacy to Chance for Childhood to help protect the lives of vulnerable children long into the future. Cameron James Legal visits clients in the privacy of their own homes at a time convenient to them.
Here’s what you need to know when considering leaving a gift to our charity in your will.
How can I make a will?
Although you can use ‘do-it-yourself’ will kits, we strongly advise that you create your will with the professional expertise of a qualified solicitor, who will tell you everything you need to know and ensure your Last Will and Testament is legally binding.
To save time, before you contact a solicitor, it’s a good idea to jot down your answers to the following questions:
- What assets will I leave behind? This includes any property you own, savings, investments, valuable items and jewellery.
- Who would I like to receive my assets? You may want to consider your family and friends first so make a list of their full names and addresses for your solicitor.
- What causes or charities would I like to support? If you’d like to leave a gift to a charity, make a note of the charity’s full name, charity number and address e.g. Chance for Childhood, registered charity number 1013587, Westmead House, Westmead, Farnborough, GU14 7LP.
- Who would I like to be my Executors and Guardians? Write down the full names and addresses of the people you want to act as Executors of your will. They will ensure that your will is carried out accurately. Your solicitor will also need the full names and addresses of the individuals you have selected to be Guardians of your children who are under the age of 18.
What kind of gift can I leave to Chance for Childhood?
There are three ways of leaving a gift to Chance for Childhood in your will.
- You can give a share of your estate – this means that we will receive a percentage of the value of your property (including money) after any debts and expenses relating to your death have been paid. By giving a gift in this way, it won’t be affected by inflation.
- You can give a specific sum of money.
- You can give a specific item – this may be jewellery, property or shares. If you’d like to give in this way, please let us know so that we can understand your wishes.
Your solicitor will advise you on the appropriate wording to include in your will.
What difference would a gift make to Chance for Childhood?
Your gift will mean a huge amount to our small charity. It will create lasting change for children in some of the world’s poorest communities who are alone, scared and at great risk from abuse and neglect. Even a small amount of money can make an incredible difference. Read more about our work to see what a difference you could make.
Do I need to tell Chance for Childhood about my gift?
If you decide to leave a gift to our charity in your will, it would be wonderful to let us know so that we can plan properly for our future. It also means that we can say a huge and heartfelt ‘thank you’ – something we’d very much like to do. If you’d rather not mention it, that’s fine too. We understand that these decisions are very personal and you may wish to keep it to yourself. Please be assured that if you do decide to let us know, we will always keep this information completely confidential.