Leave a gift in your will
When thinking about your will, we believe it is only right that you think of your loved ones first. But that doesn’t mean that you cannot also help a cause close to your heart. Leaving a gift in a will helps us to continue what we do best, supporting anyone who wants to be involved in wheelchair dance or wheelchair dance sport.
How your gift will help us
The Wheelchair Dance Sport Association (UK) is still a growing organisation and we are developing ways to work with communities and impact on the individuals who live there. Every year in the UK there are thousands of disabled people who live in the UK that are now segregated from society and we believe that through engaging these individuals to interact in wheelchair dancing it can and will improve their quality of life and social interaction within the community.
Our aim is to make wheelchair dance and wheelchair dance sport open to everyone without restriction to enable a fairer, healthier and open community.
In order to continue the work we do, we rely almost entirely on the generosity of people like you. Without your support we wouldn’t be here and a gift in your will no matter how large or small will make a real difference.
How to make or update your will
An up-to-date will is the only way to guarantee that your wishes are carried out after you die, both for your loved ones and any charities that you wish to support. We always recommend that you seek the advice of a professional solicitor to make your will as this will be the easiest and surest way to ensure your wishes will be carried out. As wills are legally binding documents a solicitor will be able to guide you through the correct legal wording for leaving a gift. If you have already made a will, then it’s also very easy to update it using what is known as a ‘Codicil’ – again a solicitor will be able to help you with this.
What type of gift you can give
The most common gifts you can make in your will are
- Residuary gift – this is the remainder or a percentage of your estate after all other bequests and expenses have been deducted. A residuary legacy has the added benefit of keeping pace with inflation.
- Pecuniary gift – this is a gift of a specified amount of money, for example £5,000. However, unlike a residuary bequest, inflation can reduce the value of a pecuniary gift.
- Specific gift – this is the gift of a specific item such as a property, jewellery or other valuables.
What your solicitor will want to know?
In order for you to leave a gift in your will to the Trust, your solicitor will want to know two key pieces of information:
- The type of gift you want to leave i.e. residuary, pecuniary or specific.
- Our company details, which are:-
For the United Kingdom:-
Wheelchair Dance Sport Association (UK)
Lemarie Centre for Charities
524 St Albans Road
Registered Charity Number 1116988 (England & Wales)