Writing your Will could be one of the most rewarding things you ever do.

 Your gift could change a child’s life. 

To leave a gift in your Will for ChildHope


1. Write down what you own – property, savings, and valuables – and work out an approximate value

2. Consult a legal advisor - take care of your loved ones and find out how to include a charitable gift in your will

3. Decide what type of gift you want to leave to each of those you have named

4. Make an appointment with a solicitor who can then draft your Will based on your wishes


By letting us know your intentions, we can ensure that your gift makes a significant contribution to a child’s life. Sharing your plans with us won’t hold you to any obligation, whatever you share with us will stay confidential.

Our promise to you: Your gift will be handled sensitively and respectfully. We promise to use it carefully.

If you’re planning on leaving a gift in your Will for ChildHope, we’d like to thank you so please don't hesitate to contact our team.


For more information please read our Frequently Asked Questions.

What if I want to change my will? 

If you already have a will but would like to add a gift to ChildHope, you will need to add on a:

Codicil - supplementary instructions. This can simply be done the next time you update your will. Your solicitor or financial advisor can tell you how to do this.

Do I need a solicitor to write my will?

With good professional advice your will can ensure as much of your estate as possible reaches those you intend to benefit.

A solicitor will ensure that the legal formalities are correct and the will is valid. For information on how to find a solicitor contact The Law Society, 020 7242 1222,
www.lawsociety.org.uk

What about inheritance tax? 

Most gifts to ChildHope will be exempt
from inheritance tax because we are a charity.

Legislation changes over the years so itʼs important to check with your solicitor or HMRC, www.hmrc.gov.uk/inheritancetax

Useful links 

The UK Government’s website explains the process of writing a will. www.gov.uk/make-will/overview

The Citizensʼ Advice website also offers advice on why writing a will is important and how to do it. https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/family/death-and...

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