Legacy giving Once you have looked after your family and friends perhaps you could help us to continue our work by leaving us a gift in your Will? Leaving money to a charity is something anyone can do – you don’t need to be rich, famous or eccentric. We understand that family and loved ones will always take priority- remembering a charity in your will doesn’t mean excluding others. A gift to charity in your will does not have to mean a large amount of money, a small gift can make a real difference. Leaving a gift in your will has a tremendous impact, many charities wouldn’t exist without it. Leaving a gift in your will is easy to organise and can be done at any time. Pass on something wonderful by remembering The Victoria League for Commonwealth Friendship in your will. Legacies are vital to our very survival, a fact that most supporters don’t realise. To raise some much-needed awareness, we’ve joined forces with Remember A Charity, the largest consortium of its kind in the UK working to promote legacy giving. With 35%* of people saying they would consider including a gift to charity after providing for their family and friends in their will, and only 7%* doing so, there is a huge potential to increase income from legacies. We are proud to be working with Remember A Charity to make this a reality. For more information please visit Remember A Charity. *TNS Social 2008 If you don’t already have a will then the Co-operative Legal Services offer a professional, convenient and easy to use Will Writing Service. Because their service is provided over the telephone, they are able to speak at a time that is convenient to you. They are open 9am – 7.15pm Monday to Thursday, and 9am – 6.15pm on Fridays, helping to offer free advice and support. Their initial conversation only takes around 10 minutes, yet in this time they will be able to explain how a Will protects you, your loved ones and your estate, as well as discussing the option of leaving a gift to a charity in your Will. The Co-operative Legal Services are offering to write a basic single Will at a 20% discount which will cost £118 plus VAT and represents a saving of 20% per single Will. To contact a Wills specialist, call on 0330 606 9578 and quote RACWILLS01 Or you can contact them online following this link: Cooperative Will writing services. Of course, most solicitors offer a will-writing service.