Legacy Giving

Leaving a legacy for future generations.

Having a Will in place allows the people you love to be properly provided for and ensures that any assets are distributed according to your wishes. When preparing your Will, your immediate family should be the first ones you consider when dividing up your estate. Many people also like to provide for a community organisation, such as their local church, in their Will knowing that a part of their estate will be used to benefit others when they are gone. 

 

How do I leave a gift in my Will?

It’s easy to leave a gift in your Will. When making or updating your Will, you just need to let your solicitor know your intentions. There is no obligation to let us know and you can change your mind at any time.

 

We would encourage you to receive professional advice when preparing your will to ensure that it is clearly worded and can be validly executed. The information provided here is not intended as legal advice. 

 

What are the options for leaving a gift to Equippers Church?

  • A specific gift is a possession or item such as jewellery, property or shares.
  • A pecuniary gift is a financial donation of a fixed amount. 
  • A residuary gift is all or part of what’s left of your estate once your other wishes have been carried out.

Here is some sample wording for your solicitor:

Specific gift

I give to Equippers Church of The Hub, Chertsey Road, Addlestone, Surrey, KT15 2EP, Charity Registration Number: 1091642 [description of items] 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.

Pecuniary gift

I give to Equippers Church of The Hub, Chertsey Road, Addlestone, Surrey, KT15 2EP, Charity Registration Number: 1091642 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 sufficient discharge to my Executors.

Residuary gift

I give to Equippers Church of The Hub, Chertsey Road, Addlestone, Surrey, KT15 2EP, Charity Registration Number: 1091642 [proportion of residue] for its general purposes and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other duly authorised officer shall be sufficient discharge to my Executors.

 

How will my gift be used?

You can choose to leave your gift to the work of Equippers Church in general, so we can use it wherever is deemed most impactful at the time. If there’s a particular aspect of our work you’d like your gift to support, please contact us and we’ll be happy to discuss it with you.