When making your will we understand that your priority will be to provide for your loved ones, however many people also choose to leave a gift to a cause that is close to their hearts. A gift in your will, however small or large, will mean that we will always be here to offer life-saving support and care for people struggling with eating disorders.
Our aim at ABC is to ensure that everyone affected by an eating disorder gets the timely support and advice they need to make a full recovery. By making a gift in your will, you can help us ensure that this becomes a reality.
“I have left provision for ABC in my will to thank them for their incredible support for me and to make sure that their services continue to exist and offer that help and hope to others in need.”
Making a Will
There are a number of options when writing a will but we always recommend consulting a solicitor. If you are making a will for the first time, simply make an appointment with your chosen solicitor. They will need ABC’s registered address and charity number:
Address: ABC, Saville Court, 10-11 Saville Place, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 4EJ
Charity Number: 1155686
What kind of gifts can I give?
There are several kinds of gifts you can make
Residuary Gifts- a gift if all or a percentage of your estate, after other gifts to family and friends are made and debts paid
Pecuniary Gifts – a fixed some of money. Every pound will make a difference
Specific Gifts – a particular item, or house contents
Life interest- this is gift which someone can benefit from in your lifetime. For instance , your home could be left for the use of a partner or relative. When they die it could be passed to charity
How do I change an existing will to include a charitable gift?
You can easily make a change to your will without utilising the time and cost of your solicitor. You will need to write something called a Codicil which must be witnessed and kept safely with your Will.
A Codicil must be signed in the presence of two independent witnesses who are not related and it must clearly state their name, address and occupation as well as signing.
You will of course need to add the details of your gift to Anorexia and Bulimia Care, adding our address and charity number.
For more information about leaving a lasting legacy, please contact us today by calling 03000 11 12 13 and selcting Option 3.