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Leave a Gift in Your Will

Leave a Gift in Your Will

Leaving a legacy to Harrogate & Ripon Centres for Voluntary Service will ensure that the Harrogate District remains a great place to live and work for future generations. 

Writing a Will is an important way to ensure your wishes are carried out and that your savings and possessions are given to the people you choose to receive them. 

Charitable legacies are exempt from Inheritance tax, which means you can reduce the overall tax bill for your loved ones by naming a charity in your Will. 

Leaving a gift to charity does not have to mean leaving a large amount of money. A small gift can make a huge difference to a local charity. Charitable legacies are vital in enabling HARCVS to continue our work in the Harrogate District.

 

Why leave a gift in your Will?

Writing a Will is an important way to ensure your wishes are carried out and that your savings and possessions are given to the people you choose to receive them. Charitable legacies are exempt from Inheritance tax, which means you can reduce the overall tax bill for your loved ones by naming a charity in your Will. Leaving a gift to charity in your Will does not have to mean leaving a large amount of money. A small gift can make a big difference to a local charity.

 
About Harrogate & Ripon Centres for Voluntary Service (HARCVS)

HARCVS is a local charity which provides information, advice and support services for local volunteers, charities and community projects. Each year we help hundreds of volunteers and charities right across the Harrogate District in the communities of Ripon, Harrogate, Boroughbridge, Knaresborough, Masham, Pateley Bridge and the surrounding villages. Leaving a legacy to Harrogate & Ripon CVS is a great way to leave a lasting gift to the Harrogate community.

A charity we supported recently said: ‘I understand gift aid so much more than I did. You saved me days on the HMRC website’.

One of the people we supported into volunteering said ‘I really enjoy this new role. None of this would have been possible without the support of the Volunteer Centre’

 

What is the next step?

You will need to visit a solicitor to draw up your Will. Before you do this it is advisable to consider:

What is the value of your estate?

Prepare a list of your assets and liabilities. Assets might include your property, all your personal possessions, digital assets (e.g. music) and your money. Your liabilities may include mortgages, loans, and overdrafts.

Who do you wish to be Executors and Guardians?

Write down the full name and address of those you would like to appoint. You will also need to ask their consent.

How do you want your estate to be distributed?

Gifts can be anything you own and can take the form of specific items, cash amounts, or a percentage of your estate. Make a list of the full names and addresses of those you wish to name as beneficiaries in your Will.

 

To make a bequest to Harrogate & Ripon Centres for Voluntary Service simply tell your solicitor when you write your Will and give our full name, address and registered charity number as shown below:

Harrogate & Ripon Centres for Voluntary Service

Community House, 46-50 East Parade, Harrogate, HG1 5RR

Charity number: 1144758

 

If you wish to let us know that you have named HARCVS in your will or if you would like more information about our work and how your legacy could be put to use you can contact us on 01423 504074 or email rachelk@harcvs.org.uk.