What’s special about a charity legacy gift?
Gifts in wills help Helmsley Walled Garden respond and develop our therapeutic horticulture courses in order to support even more people with learning disabilities and mental ill-health issues as well as maintaining this much-loved and respected Garden.
The gifts we receive in wills are vital to our work and without them, many of our development projects simply wouldn’t be possible.
Information you need for making your will
If you’ve already decided you’d like to remember Helmsley Walled Garden in your will, thank you! Below you will find information of the different types of legacy you can leave.
Different types of legacy gifts
There are three main kinds of legacy gift you might like to consider – a cash amount, a share of your estate or a specific item.
A share of your estate to be paid after any debts, funeral costs and cash gifts are paid (also known as a residuary legacy)
A cash sum which can be index-linked to safeguard its future value (also known as a pecuniary legacy)
A particular item to be used or sold by the beneficiary (also known as a specific legacy)
If you are worried about providing for your family but still want to remember Helmsley Walled Garden in your will, ask your legal adviser about a “reversionary legacy”, which allows you to leave assets to a named individual for their lifetime while deciding who should benefit after they have passed away.
Depending on your circumstances and wishes, your adviser might recommend one type of legacy above the others but this is ultimately your choice. Every gift in every will makes a real and lasting difference to the Garden and all that we do here.
How to Word Your Will
If you’d like to include a gift to Helmsley Walled Garden in your will, you may find the following examples of use:
Leaving a share of your estate in your will:
“I give fraction / % share / all of the residue of my estate to Helmsley Walled Garden (Registered Charity Number 1074448) of Cleveland Way, Helmsley YO62 5AH 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 or a specific item in your will:
“I give to Helmsley Walled Garden (Registered Charity Number 1074448) of Cleveland Way, Helmsley YO62 5AH the sum of £amount / specific gift of my item 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.”
Whatever you decide to do, you can be sure that you will have made a difference to people struggling with mental health as well as those with learning disabilities.
With your help, we can do more, thank you.