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Leave a gift in your will


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Every day families facing significant challenges turn to us for support.  We work with them to enable them to make choices to improve the life chances of their children.

In 2017/18 we helped 13,678 family members through 70,984 support sessions across the region.  Right now we are supporting families and children who have nowhere else to turn, including:-

  • Children affected by the imprisonment of a parent – we help them cope with the loss and grief and to ensure that the family remains connected to prevent inter generational re-offending
  • Mothers who have had a child removed into care. We support mothers through this traumatic time and help them to understand the reasons that led to the removal of their child. Through encouragement and mentoring we help them to make positive life choices and reduce the number of children going into care in the future.

A gift in your will  help  us be there for more children like Oliver and gives us the security to plan for the future and to be there for families when they need us.  Even small gifts can make a huge difference.

Your friends and family will naturally be first in your thoughts when making a will, but many people take the opportunity to leave a gift to a cause close to their heart too. 

We are really grateful that you have taken the time to consider supporting our work in this important way. Thank you so much on behalf of all the families and children we work with.

How to leave a gift in your will

Once you have decided to make or change a will, the first step is usually to arrange an appointment with a solicitor.  The Law Society will be happy to help you find a solicitor in your local area.

Writing a will need not be complicated or expensive.  Typically a solicitor might charge £150 - £300 for making a simple will.

Different types of gift

Your solicitor will go through the different ways you can leave a gift in you will so that you can decide which is right for you and your family

A gift in a will is called a bequest.  The main types of bequests or gifts you can leave in your will are:

A residuary bequest – this is a gift made up of what is left of your money and property after all other costs and gifts to friends and family have been made.  With a residuary bequest, you can take care of loved ones first and leave all or part of what is left over to a charity

A pecuniary bequest – this is a gift of a fixed sum of money, large or small

A specific bequest – this is a gift of a particular item in your will, such as a piece of jewellery, furniture or painting.

We recommend that you use the following wording in your will:-

I leave the sum of (amount in words) or a (percentage) share of my estate to Ormiston Families, 333 Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, Suffolk IP3 9BU, registered charity number 1015716 for its general charitable purposes absolutely

For further information please:

Call the Fundraising Team on 01473 724517

or email incomegeneration@ormistonfamilies.org.uk.