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Leaving a Gift in your Will

The Meath Epilepsy Charity has made a tremendously positive difference to people who live with complex epilepsy and disabilities since 1892. By leaving a gift in your Will, you will be helping us to safeguard our services for generations to come. A gift in your Will is a wonderful legacy to leave for the very special people we support. It is also a straightforward, and tax efficient way to support our work.

Giving to charity in 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%). Although making a Will is a personal and private affair, it would help us greatly if you could let us know if you decide to leave a gift in your Will.

Mark Dumas, Meath Trustee, 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 people living with complex epilepsy, learning and physical disabilities. 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.”

I’m leaving a legacy:

“Our daughter has been in the wonderful care of The Meath for over 20 years. During this time she has had several life threatening episodes and has always been really well supported and cared for both physically and mentally by the amazing staff. She continues to live a relatively well and happy life in beautiful surroundings and this is why we have decided to leave a legacy to The Meath in our Will to help them continue with their excellent work for not only our daughter, but all the other residents in years to come.”

Wonderful Care:

“Our daughter has been in the wonderful care of The Meath for over 20 years. During this time she has had several life threatening episodes and has always been really well supported and cared for both physically and mentally by
the amazing staff. She continues to live a relatively well and happy life in beautiful surroundings and this is why we have decided to leave a legacy to The Meath in our Will to help them continue with their excellent work for not only our daughter but all the other residents in years to come”

How to Leave a Gift in your Will

We recommend that you look around and find a reputable law firm that suits you. However, we have teamed up with Kwil, a leading online Will writing service who can offer you a free Will during October for ‘Make a Will Month.

Outside of October, 50% of their Will writing fee be donated to The Meath Epilepsy Charity. Fees are currently £90.00 for a single Will and £120 for a joint Will. Kwil will guide you through the process of creating your Will online. There are no hidden costs and your Will is checked by legal experts. There is live telephone support and advice from Kwil’s team of UK based experts.

You can find our charity webpage with Kwil at https://www.kwil.co.uk/affiliate?partner=The%20Meath

Types of Legacy Gifts

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 Lucy Miguda.
T: 01483 411071
E: Lucy.Miguda@meath.org.uk

The Meath
Mark Dumas Mark Dumas