It’s a common misconception that only the rich and famous leave money to charity when they die. This couldn’t be any further from the truth. The reality is that without gifts left in Wills by people like you, many charities we know and love wouldn’t even exist, including CHUF.
Charitable legacies are the foundation for many good causes in the UK and here at CHUF, gifts left to us in a persons Will are vital in helping us to continue our work.
By leaving a gift to CHUF in your Will, you can help us to help people achieve their dreams for generations to come.
So, you don’t have to be rich and famous to make a contribution that can make a difference. We can all do something amazing to help babies and children born with, or who develop, heart conditions by remembering CHUF when making a Will.
Your Will is personal, and deciding what you’d like to leave is the first step. You might choose to leave a specific amount of money or a proportion of your estate, once friends and family have been looked after. You could even choose to leave a particular item, such as jewellery or shares.
Making a Will is straight forward.
We strongly recommend you have your Will drafted by a solicitor to ensure your wishes are properly carried out. Some of the terms useful to understand are:
Residuary Gift (the remains of your estate after any specific gifts have been distributed, and any debts have been paid):
“I give free of Inheritance Tax (…%) of the residue of my estate to CHUF”
A Pecuniary Gift (a specific sum):
“I give free of Inheritance Tax the sum of … pounds to CHUF”
Our details to include, if you do decide to remember CHUF in your Will are as follows:
The Registered Office of CHUF, the Children’s Heart Unit Fund, is situated at Nelson House, Burdon Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 3AE (Registered Charity No. 1160831).
The difference you can make to families and children supported by CHUF simply by remembering us in your Will is incredible. From state of the art equipment to dedicated staff, bubbles to Clown Doctors, or even accommodation for families to ongoing psychological support – the impact a gift left to CHUF in your Will could make is truly inspirational.
If you would like any more information regarding leaving a gift in your Will to CHUF, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children's Heart Unit Fund - CHUF
Nelson House, Fleming Business Centre,
Burdon Terrace, Jesmond. NE2 3AE.
CHUF is a registered charity in England and Wales No 1160831 © 2019.