More and more people are leaving gifts and legacies in their Will to charities. After remembering loved ones in their Wills, many people want to leave their mark on the world and are choosing to give a gift that will make a difference.
Leaving a legacy means that you will be changing the lives of brain injury survivors. Today and far into the future.
Every legacy, no matter how big or small, has a significant impact on our work. We are extremely grateful for whatever amount you can give.
Through your generosity, you will help us continue to expand and develop our specialist facilities for people with an acquired brain injury. Through your generosity, you will rebuild futures that may have been lost.
Why a gift in your Will is so important!
A gift in your Will, however small or large, can really make a difference. Your gift could help us pay for vital extras to improve our service users’ quality of life. Items such as sensory rooms, accessible technology and activity equipment are not covered by statutory funding, but they have a massive positive impact on rehabilitation. In addition, demand for our services is growing fast and we are continually working on developing new services and support for even more people with an acquired brain injury in Ireland.
How to Leave a Gift in Your Will
Before you do anything, we suggest that you talk to your family first about your plans. You should also consult your solicitor for advice and to discuss your options. The language used in Wills can sometimes appear confusing at first, but behind the legal language, it is actually quite simple.
There are two main types of gift you can leave:
- You can leave some, or all, of what’s left over after you make provision for your loved ones.
- You can leave a specific amount of money or item of value.
Below, we have included an explanation of each type of gift and an example of the wording you can use in your Will to make the process as simple as possible for you.
Pecuniary Gift (a specific sum of money)
If you decide to leave a gift of a specific sum of money or item this is called a PECUNIARY GIFT. To leave a PECUNIARY GIFT in your Will, you can use the following suggested wording:
“I [NAME] give the sum of € ________, or I bequeath [SPECIFIED ITEM] to Acquired Brain Injury Ireland (Registered Charity No. 20046200),2nd Floor, Block A Century Court, 100 George’s Street Upper, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, A96 R2V3 and I direct that the Treasurer or another proper officer for the time being of the said organisation shall be proper and sufficient discharge of the same.”
Residuary Gift (what resides of your estate)
If you decide to leave a gift of all or what’s left of your estate, this is called a RESIDUARY GIFT.
To leave a RESIDUARY GIFT in your will, you can use the following wording:
“I [NAME] give to Acquired Brain Injury Ireland (Registered Charity No. 20046200), 2nd Floor, Block A Century Court, 100 George’s Street Upper, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, A96 R2V3, all (or a fraction) of the residue of my estate whatsoever and wheresoever, and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or another officer for the time being of the said Organisation shall be a full and sufficient discharge of the same.”
What if you already have a Will?
If you already have a Will and wish to amend it to include a gift to Acquired Brain Injury Ireland, you can simply add a codicil form to do so. A codicil changes or amends a Will. All you have to do is complete the form, including all the changes you are making to your Will, ensure it is signed, witnessed and dated. And then send it to the person who currently holds your Will (this is likely to be your solicitor or executor). Please do consult your solicitor before completing a codicil.
We would love to thank you for your kindness
If you have already included a gift in your Will to Acquired Brain Injury Ireland or if you intend to in the future, we would love to hear from you. This information will allow us to plan for the future but most importantly it means that we can pass on our thanks and appreciation to you for your generosity. Your incredible support will allow you to help to rebuild the futures of so many individuals and change lives long into the future.
Our promise to you
Let’s create an Ireland where rehabilitation for brain injury survivors is a right and not a privilege. Thank you so, so much for considering us a part of your Will. You are helping to make a huge difference. If you’ve any questions at all, at anytime, please contact us.
Our Funding and Governance
It truly is critically important to us that we maintain the best standards when receiving donations from our generous supporters. These principles will enable you as our supporter to maintain a full level of support and appreciation for and from Acquired Brain Injury Ireland.