Leaving a Gift in Your Will Makes Change Possible
A simple way to help Saint John of God to continue its important work in the community is to leave a gift in your Will. Every gift is gratefully appreciated and no gift is too small.
Three ways you can leave a legacy gift to Saint John of God Foundation in your Will:
- Pecuniary bequest – A fixed sum of money.
- Specific bequest – A specific item of value such as property, art or jewellery.
- Residuary bequest – Leaving the remainder or part of the remainder of your estate.
- When making your Will taking care of your loved ones first is very important. Once you have done this please consider leaving a gift to Saint John of God Foundation.
- A Will is a legal document; it is advisable to contact your solicitor to discuss your decision.
- If you have already made a Will but would like to add a charitable gift this is easy to amend and does not require a new Will, your solicitor can help you make any changes.
Suggested wording for leaving a gift in your Will:
‘I give to Saint John of God Foundation, Flavian House, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin, registered charity CHY 18280:
The sum of €____ (amount in figures and words)
(a specific item) or all my property known as (name property)
And situated at (location of property)
All (or a share of) the residue of my estate and I direct that
(i) my bequest be applied by Saint John of God Foundation for its charitable purposes and
(ii) the receipt of any trustee of Saint John of God Foundation for the time being shall be sufficient discharge to my Executors.’
Please have your solicitor check the final wording.
Note: Legacies to charities are tax free; leaving a gift in your Will can help reduce the tax payable on your estate.
For more information or to request our free Legacy Booklet email Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01 2882231