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How to include a gift in your Will

We are here for the 99,000 seriously ill children across the UK and those who love them. Gifts left by generous supporters in their Wills help us continue to support, improve, and campaign for children’s palliative care, and secure a future where every seriously ill child gets the care they need when and where they need it.

Why gifts in Wills are important

Without gifts in Wills, Together for Short Lives wouldn’t be able to provide support for seriously ill children and their families, unite care professionals across the UK, or campaign for change in children’s palliative care. Any gift– no matter how large or small – makes a lasting difference.

Gifts in Wills support helpline calls, outreach visits, information booklets, professionals’ conferences and workshops, campaign work and so much more. Together, we will be there to support seriously ill children for generations to come and ensure that support is accessible to all.

How to include a gift in your Will

Step 1 - Decide what gift you would like to make

There are three types of gift you can leave in your Will:

A residuary gift
This is a share of your total estate (everything you own that is of value) after all other payments (such as lifetime debts, tax, and administrative expense) have been deducted.

A pecuniary gift
A pecuniary gift is a fixed amount of money that you leave in your Will.

A specific gift
A specific gift is when you leave a particular item of value – such as personal possessions, property or shares.

Step 2 - Make a note of our charity details

You’ll need our full name and details to ensure the gift reaches us.

Together for Short Lives
Suite 1b
Lewins Mead

Registered charity number: 1144022

Step 3 - Write or update your Will

It is generally advisable to use a solicitor to write your Will. This will ensure your Will is legal and that your wishes will be carried out. If you don’t have a solicitor, you can find one in your area by contacting the Law Society. Alternatively, you can write your Will free of charge with our trusted Will-writing partners via the Together For Short Live Free Will service.

For further advice check out our Gifts in Wills FAQ or contact us using the button below.

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