We are incredibly grateful for each and every gift kindly left to Mencap. 

If you would like to leave a gift to Mencap in your Will there are three main ways to do this. Here we explain the three ways, as well as the information you need to include in your Will to make sure we receive your kind gift.

A share of your estate

Many people choose to leave a share of their estate to charity - this can be a percentage of what is left over once loved ones are provided for or it can be any percentage you like.

As this gift is a proportion of your estate it keeps pace with inflation.

Example

I give to Royal Mencap Society of 123 Golden Lane, London EC1Y 0RT Charity Registration Number: 222377 __% [proportion of residue in words] for its general purposes and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other duly authorised officer shall be a sufficient discharge to my Executors.

Fixed sum of money

You can choose to leave a fixed sum of money, also known as a pecuniary gift. 

You can choose any amount you like but it is worth remembering that if you do decide to leave this type of gift, it is important to review it from time to time as inflation can reduce its value.

Example

I give to Royal Mencap Society of 123 Golden Lane, London, EC1Y 0RT Charity Registration Number: 222377 the sum of £___ [amount in words] for its general purposes and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other duly authorised officer shall be a sufficient discharge to my Executors.

Gift of a specific item

You can also choose to leave a particular item to Mencap, such as a piece of jewellery, an antique or even a property. A gift like this should be named in your Will.

Example

I give to Royal Mencap Society of 123 Golen Lane, London, EC1Y 0RT Charity Registration Number: 222377 [description of item(s)] absolutely for its general purposes and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other duly authorised officer shall be a sufficient discharge to my Executors.

Essentials to include

In order to include a gift to Mencap you should make sure your Will states our full name, address and registered charity number:

  • Royal Mencap Society of 123 Golden Lane, London, EC1Y 0RT
  • Registered Charity Number 222377 (England and Wales) SC041079 (Scotland).

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Do you have questions?

We know that leaving a gift in your Will is something you’ll want to think about very carefully.

If you have any questions or need any help, please don’t hesitate to call Natalie Joyce, Gifts in Wills Manager, in confidence on 0207 696 6915 or email: natalie.joyce@mencap.org.uk.

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