Legacies

TRY as you might, you just won’t be able to avoid death.

You may hope to die in bed after a full life, your peace made, your affairs in order and surrounded by your loved ones. And, God willing, you will.

But, as everyday life cruelly demonstrates, death can come calling when it’s completely unexpected.

Making a Will is one of the most personal and meaningful things anyone can do in life. It is also incredibly straightforward and cheap.

Yet, according to the Law Society, 35 per cent of people in England and Wales over 65 have no Will; only half of those from 45 to 65 have one, and less than 13 per cent of those under 45 have written a Will.

Of course, your Will is a personal and private affair and how you wish to distribute your assets is entirely up to you.

But if you’re thinking of making a Will or if you’ve already made one please spare a thought for the Kidney Wales Foundation. Or, more importantly, spare a thought for the kidney patients the charity cares for and supports.

Legacies are vital to the long-term future of this charity and we would be very grateful if you would consider including a gift in your Will to the Kidney Wales Foundation. As a registered charity, Kidney Wales Foundation is exempt from Inheritance Tax, Capital Gains Tax and Income Tax, so it will receive the full value of your gift without the Chancellor getting his hands on any of it!

You can leave the Kidney Wales Foundation:

A gift of your property once you have made provision for your loved ones, this residue is inflation proof and will be very valuable to us.

A set sum of money to ensure it escapes being eroded by inflation, think about leaving a percentage of the residue or index-linking your gift.

A specific and named gift set aside a particular painting or antique which could generate guaranteed income for the charity.

A reversionary gift this would benefit Kidney Wales Foundation only when something else happens. For example, the death of a loved one for whom you wish to provide during their lifetime.

By leaving a legacy you will be helping the Kidney Wales Foundation save lives today, tomorrow and in the future.