Leaving a legacy gift
By remembering LEPRA Health in Action in your Will, you are providing people who really need your support with hope for their future. Leaving a gift in your Will is an opportunity to extend a lifetime of support for LEPRA’s work.
It is important to make a Will
If you die without making a Will, this could result in your estate not going where you would have wished. For instance, your husband or wife may not automatically receive all of your estate.
Writing your Will
Using a solicitor is by far the best (and safest) way to ensure your Will is legally correct and that your wishes will be followed.
Specifying where money goes within LEPRA’s work
LEPRA works to restore health, hope and dignity in the developing world. Over time the nature and areas where there is greatest need can change. Therefore it is generally not advisable to be too specific in your Will about how you would like your money to be spent, as there is a chance that LEPRA will not be working in a particular region, or engaged in specific types of work, when your gift is made.
We would prefer that you trust us to use your gift wisely where the need is greatest. It would be a tragedy if LEPRA was unable to accept the gift as you had intended and those in greatest need were denied the benefit of your generosity.
Informing LEPRA of your legacy
It is really helpful if you can let us know that you have included us in your Will as that way we know that we needn’t approach you again. We can also update you with aspects of LEPRA’s current work, and areas of our work that are particularly interesting and relevant to you.
Legacies -- frequently asked questions
If you have any questions regarding a gift in your Will or LEPRA’s work we are more than happy to help.
Please telephone us on 01206 216700 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Legacy Information, LEPRA Health in Action, 28 Middleborough, Colchester, Essex CO1 1TG
Simply signing one Gift Aid form will cover all the donations you have made to LEPRA Health in Action for the last 4 years and any future donations.
If you are a UK tax payer and would like to Gift Aid your donation to LEPRA, please click here to download/print a Gift Aid Declaration form.
You must pay an amount of income tax or capital gains tax equal to the tax we reclaim on your donations. Please advise us if you cease to pay tax or move home. Find out more about Gift Aid.
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