Leaving a gift in your Will is one of the most important ways you can help support Lindengate, securing our future for the people who need us most in the years to come. Your generosity will last for future generations.
Leave a Gift in Your Will
Give the gift of wellbeing for the future
Leaving a gift in your Will to Lindengate, no matter how big or small, can make a real difference to the wellbeing of people just like you.
Your gift will allow us to continue our work in supporting Wendover and the surrounding communities for generations to come. A gift in your Will costs nothing in your lifetime but will give the gift of greater wellbeing support and care for the community. Whether you want to update an existing Will, or you’re planning to write your first Will, leaving a gift to charity is simple and easy to do. An up-to-date Will ensures your wishes for your loved ones and any charities you support will be clearly understood and honoured.
Why are legacies so important?
We understand that providing for your loved ones will be your top priority when making a Will, after which many people will also choose to leave a gift in their Will to their favourite charities.
In total, it costs £700,000 to run Lindengate for a year and of course, this needs to be raised every year! When someone kindly leaves us a gift in their will, it goes a long way to securing Lindengate for future years, as well as helping us to plan for the future.
What your Gift in Will could fund?
No matter the size of your gift, it will have a vital impact on our work. Your gift will enable us to continue to support Lindengate’s purpose to improve health and wellbeing for all through nature:
Lindengate works to achieve this via our 12 specialised wellbeing programmes to ensure we support all areas of the community, as well as our conservation projects ensuring sustainability of nature for the future.
Your gift will enable this to happen long into the future.
Get in Touch
Leaving a gift in your Will to Lindengate is a very personal and important decision and we are here to help. If you are interested in leaving a gift in your will to Lindengate or would like more information on the impact your gift will have or just general support and guidance, please contact our fundraising team by email – firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have already chosen to support Lindengate in your Will, we would love to hear from you so we can say thank you! It is also helpful to let us know as this allows us to plan for the future.
Information for Executors
We are incredibly grateful to those who have chosen to support us by leaving a gift in their Will to us.
If you are looking to make a payment from a Will, please contact our Fundraising team on 07510 598709 or email email@example.com.
If you make the payment using our online donation form, please get in touch to let us know so we can ensure the gift is properly recorded and acknowledged.
How do I include Lindengate in my Will?
If you would like to leave a gift in your Will to help local people with their health and wellbeing long into the future, we strongly recommend that you speak to a solicitor to ensure that your wishes will be carried out.
You will need to take the following information with you
Registered address: Lindengate, Aylesbury Road, Wendover, HP22 6BD
Registered charity number: 1153868 (England and Wales)
Do I have to be wealthy?
Not at all, whatever the size of your gift – large or small – you will be helping Lindengate to support wellbeing through nature in your community. Your estate is calculated based on what you have left when you die, if you arrange your gift to Lindengate as a residuary gift, it will only be paid after all the other gifts you leave to your loved ones have been made.
What types of gift can I leave?
Pecuniary gifts are gifts of a set amount of money. If you would like a gift of money to keep its value over the years, it is a sensible idea to ask your solicitor to index-link it.
Residuary gifts are gifts that are a percentage of your estate after all other gifts and expenses have been paid. You may choose to add a percentage of your estate to Lindengate as this means your gift remains in proportion to what you would like to leave to loved ones.
Specific gifts are things, such as jewellery, a property, or shares.
Your solicitor will be able to explain this in more detail.
Is there a suggested wording I should use in my Will?
Your solicitor will be familiar with the wording to use and will be able to advise you on the best wording to use, depending on your wishes.
To make things simple, we have included some suggested wording below for two types of gifts. Residuary gift (a percentage of your estate) “I leave x percent of the residue of my real and personal estate to Lindengate, a charity registered in England and Wales (RN: 1153868) of Lindengate, Aylesbury Road, Wendover, HP22 6BD for the general purposes of Lindengate and I declare that the receipt of its Treasurer or other proper officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge.” Pecuniary gift (a set amount) “I leave the sum of [in words] x pounds £x [in figures] to Lindengate, a charity registered in England and Wales (RN: 1153868) of Lindengate, Aylesbury Road, Wendover, HP22 for the general purposes of Lindengate and I declare that the receipt of its Treasurer or other proper officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge.” If you want to let us know you’ve left a gift to us, we’d love to hear from you. It helps us plan for the future and means we can thank you for your support. However, there is no need to tell us if you’d prefer not to.
Are gifts to charity in my will tax free?
Yes, at the moment, if you leave a gift to Lindengate in your will it will not be included when valuing your estate for Inheritance Tax purposes. The value of your gift will be deducted from your estate before Inheritance Tax is applied.
However, the threshold at which inheritance tax kicks in changes from time to time. To ensure you have the most up to date information and understand the tax implications for your estate, you should discuss this with your solicitor who will be able to advise.
Wouldn’t it be better to help now than later?
We are grateful for both types of gifts, and many people who leave us a gift in their will also support us during their lifetime. However you wish to leave a gift, please do make sure it is the most appropriate for you.
Do I need to tell Lindengate that I am leaving you a gift?
You don’t have to tell us if you decide to leave us a gift in your Will. However, we would love to be able to say thank you, and to keep you informed about our work to secure better health and wellbeing for all through nature. Any information you share is completely confidential and we understand that you may change your mind.
What if I change my mind?
We understand that you may change your mind and that circumstances change. If you would like to change your mind about leaving a gift in your Will you can do so, please speak to your solicitor to ensure this happens.
How do I change or add something to an existing Will?
If you want to make a change or an addition to your existing Will, you can usually do this easily with a codicil. But it is very important to use a solicitor to do this to make sure your wishes are honoured properly.
Under no circumstances should you write on an existing Will itself. You should keep any codicil you make with your existing Will but not physically attached to it.