How to leave a gift in your Will

Thank you for considering leaving us a gift in your Will. Every pound you donate makes a difference to the support we can provide our members.

Making a Will - your complete guide

How to get started

To make a new Will or change an existing one we would recommend speaking to a solicitor. It’s extremely important that your Will contains the correct legal wording. We cannot recommend a solicitor, but the Law Society can help you find a suitable one in your area. 

For more details, visit www.lawsociety.org.uk or call 0207 242 1222.

Before talking to your solicitor

If you'd like to include Shine in your Will, please ask your solicitor or will writing service to use our full name, address and charity number to ensure we receive the gift:

Name: Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus, Information, Networking, Equality - SHINE
Registered office: 42 Park Road, Peterborough PE1 2UQ
Registered charity number: 249338                                                                          Company registered in England and Wales number: 00877990

Type of gift

You might also want to think about how much you want to give, and what type of gift you’d like to make. There are three main ways you can include a gift to Shine in your Will and help our vital work continue long into the future:

A share of your estate

Once you’ve provided for your loved ones, you can leave a share of whatever remains to Shine.  It can be any percentage you like, it’s up to you - and because this gift is a proportion of your estate, it keeps pace with inflation.

Once you’ve provided for your loved ones, you can leave a share of whatever remains to Shine.  It can be any percentage you like, it’s up to you - and because this gift is a proportion of your estate, it keeps pace with inflation.

Fixed sum of money

Also known as a pecuniary gift, this is a gift of a specific amount of money.  If you do decide to leave this type of gift, it’s worth reviewing from time to time as inflation can reduce it’s value.

Also known as a pecuniary gift, this is a gift of a specific amount of money.  If you do decide to leave this type of gift, it’s worth reviewing from time to time as inflation can reduce it’s value.

Gift of a specific item

You can also choose to leave a particular item to Shine, such as a piece of jewellery, an antique or even a property.  A gift like this should be specifically named in your Will.

 

Making a Will

Find out everything you need to know about making a Will in this complete guide.

Making a Will - your complete guide

 
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