I’m leaving a legacy
“As a Trustee of the Meath, for more years than I care to mention, I have witnessed the transformation of the services on offer and all that has been achieved during that time by the people we care for and support. I am proud that the Charity is continuously at the forefront of positive change, and will be so in the future with your help.So if, like me, you care passionately about the Meath, then please do consider joining me in leaving a gift to the Charity in your Will. What a fantastic way for us to help some very special people to experience all that life can offer—just as I and my family have been able to do.”
Dr Colin Stokes MBE
Mark Dumas, Chair of the Meath’s Trustees, explains the importance of legacies to the work of the Charity:
“It may surprise you to know that, each day, eighty five more people are diagnosed with epilepsy across the country. Many people’s epilepsy will be so severe that medication alone will not control it, some even requiring twenty-four hour care in order for them to live safe, happy and fulfilled lives.
Our services at the Meath are making a tremendous difference day to day for the people living with severe epilepsy and associated learning and physical disabilities we currently support. But it would be wonderful if we could safeguard our service network for the generations to come.
You can help us to do this … and it’s a simple process. A gift to the Meath in your Will, once family and friends have been taken into account, will impact dramatically on what can be achieved by the Charity, as well as provide a wonderfully long-lasting personal legacy.”
Leaving a gift to The Meath in your will is an amazing way for your generosity to last beyond your own lifetime. Any amount or donation, whether it is big or small, can drastically improve a family’s life. Leaving a gift in your will is a straightforward, easy and cost-effective way to support our work.
Giving to charity under your will is tax free so that no part of your estate passing to charity after your death will be subject to inheritance tax (which is otherwise usually charged at 40%).
Giving to charity under your will can also make your wealth go further on your death by potentially reducing the overall rate of inheritance tax charged on your estate. We would always recommend that you use a solicitor when making or updating your Will and they will advise you on the different types of legacy, including:
Residuary legacy – This is a gift of the remainder (or a percentage of the remainder) of your estate after all other legacies have been made and debts cleared.
Pecuniary legacy – This is a gift of a fixed sum of money. The value of pecuniary legacies will decrease over time, as the cost of living increases. If you wish to avoid this, it is possible to word a pecuniary legacy so that it is index-linked.
Specific legacy – This is a gift of a particular named item in your Will, for example, a piece of art.
Longstop legacy – This is a gift that takes effect if the other beneficiaries named in your Will (for example family members) die before you do.
For more information, please call or email Tania Cantoni.
T: 01483 411071