By leaving a gift to in your will, you’ll be helping us to help bereaved people find bereavement support in the future. Your Will is one of the most important things you’ll ever write, and it is one of the ways that you can help the people you love sort out your affairs after your death. Here are some reasons why it is important.

1. Make sure your wishes are followed

With an up-to-date Will, you can have peace of mind that the people and causes that matter to you have been looked after the way you choose. It’s the only way to make sure your wishes are followed in the way you intend.

2. Make it easier on friends and family

Losing a family member is painful and stressful. A Will makes it much easier for your family and friends to take care of your estate and be sure they’re acting on your wishes. 

3. Help to minimise inheritance tax

If you’ve got a Will, it can help reduce the amount of inheritance tax that needs to be paid on your estate. Click here to see how a legacy can help reduce your liability.

4. Protect the rights of your partner

If you and your partner aren’t married or in a civil partnership, you don’t have the same automatic rights as those who are married. You can make sure your partner’s looked after by naming them in your Will.

5. Give your assets to the people and causes you love most

Without a Will expressing your wishes, your whole estate could end up belonging to the Crown or government. Write a Will to keep control!

You can also consider making a donation to before you die to reduce your tax bill and inheritance liabilities. You also see the benefit of your generosity before you die. Here is how it works.

You can do this by making either a one-off donation or a regular donation. Click on the box on the right hand side of this page or follow the instructions below to send a cheque or BACS transfer.

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To help your loved one's after your death, the starting point is to make a will. Look for free will writing if you leave money to charity during the months of March and October.

It also helps to make a list of all your accounts, memberships, policy numbers and where document can be found before you die!  This is a very real way to minimise the stress for your loved ones after your death.