Jessie's Story - Escaping abuse and finding hope
Jessie was young, alone and needed support and advice to gain safety and confidence
Creating a will can give you peace of mind; it’s reassuring for your family and friends to know that they are acting on your wishes, and taking care of your estate in the way that you wanted.
We depend on the generosity of people and organisations that support us. Leaving a gift in your will means that we can continue to be there for people relying on SignHealth’s services, and improve the health and wellbeing of Deaf people for years to come.
Any gift, however big or small, will help us to deliver vital services for future generations.
Yes. Gifts to registered charities (like us) are exempt from Inheritance Tax. Leaving a gift to charity in your will can reduce the amount of tax you have to pay as it is deducted from the value of your estate prior to taxation. It’s always best to discuss how you could save on tax with your solicitor.
Yes. If you already have a will and would like to update it to include SignHealth you can do this by making a simple addition to your existing will. This is called a codicil. By adding this simple document you can add and delete instructions without having to go through the will writing process again. Your solicitor will be able to advise you on how to make changes to your will.
If you have already decided you would like to include a gift to SignHealth in your will, thank you!
Leaving a share of your estate in your will:
“I give [ fraction / % share / all ] of the residue of my estate to SignHealth, RCN 1011056 of Falcon Mews, 46 Oakmead Rd, Balham, London SW12 9SJ, to be used for its general charitable purposes, and I direct that the receipt of the treasurer or duly authorised officer shall be a sufficient discharge to my executors.”
Leaving a cash gift in your will:
“I give to SignHealth, RCN 1011056 of Falcon Mews, 46 Oakmead Rd, Balham, London SW12 9SJ, the sum of [ £ amount ] to be used for its general charitable purposes and I direct that the receipt of the treasurer or duly authorised officer shall be a sufficient discharge to my executors.”
If you have any questions about gifts in wills or SignHealth’s work please contact us.