What information do I need to leave a gift in my Will?
To include a gift in your Will to Mencap, you will need the following details:
Our registered charity name: Royal Mencap Society
Our registered charity address: 6 Cyrus Way, Peterborough, PE7 8HP
Our registered charity number: 222377 (England & Wales) SC041079 (Scotland)
What sort of gifts can I leave in my will?
There are three main types of gifts you can choose:
A share of your estate. This can be a percentage of what is left over once loved ones are provided for, called a residuary gift, or it can be any percentage you like. As this gift is a proportion of your estate it keeps pace with inflation.
A fixed sum of money. This is a specific amount, also known as a pecuniary gift. You can choose any amount you like but it’s worth reviewing periodically as it may lose value over time due to inflation.
A specific item. You can also choose to leave a particular item, such as a piece of jewellery, an antique or even a property. A gift like this should be named in your Will.
What free Will schemes does Mencap take part in?
In March and October we take part in Free Wills Month when solicitors in local areas take part in writing wills for free. To find out more, visit www.freewillsmonth.org.uk
We also take part in two scheme’s which run all year:
1. Farewill - an online or telephone scheme where you can:
- make your Will for free in the comfort of your own home.
- answer questions about your wishes, and wait for your answers to be checked by expert Will writers
- print your Will out and sign it alongside two witnesses when ready.
Click here to get stared.
2. National Free Wills Network
The Network will send you a pack in the post which contains details of solicitors in your local area who write wills for free.
If you’d like to use this , please contact our Gifts in Wills Team on email@example.com
I am a solicitor/executor administering a gift to Mencap, who do I contact?
Please contact our Legacy Administration Team who will be able to help with the next steps.
Please contact them on 020 7696 5513 or email firstname.lastname@example.org