Leave a bequest

Our organisation is about people caring for people. This is how we have grown for more than 100 years and this is how with your help, we will continue in the future.

By leaving us a gift in your will, you are effectively making a statement about the values and ideals that are important to you. A bequest to our organisation is a lasting gift that not only provides you with the opportunity to play an active role in the care of future generations, but to share the experiences that helped you through your journey.A bequest is the gift of a lifetime and is a wonderful way of extending your help and touching future generations in a special way. 

Help us plan our future work and continue our mission

Your gift helps us to continue to support people and families who are in need of critical in home care and wellness services. Including our organisation in your will is simple, and if you have already written your will, a codicil can be added to it.

Gifts can include personal assets such as shares, cash, property or a percentage of your estate, and can be donated in a variety of ways depending on your preference.

Not considering an end of life plan may cause hardship to your family and other beneficiaries. Where there is no will, and no close relatives, your estate may be handed over to the state, or result in a delayed settlement. 

How to leave a bequest to Silver Chain Group

You need to have a valid Will which sets out your wishes to donate to Silver Chain Group. To do this, you need to:

  • We suggest that you use a solicitor or a Trustee Company when making your Will. This need not be expensive and will ensure that your Will is correctly drawn. Alternatively, you can purchase a Will kit or contact your local Citizens Advice Bureau for assistance.
  • Work out the value of your estate (property, money possessions, less any outstanding mortgages and debts).
  • Decide whom you want to benefit from your Will. 
  • Choose someone to be the Executor of your Will. 
  • Write your Will. 
  • Once you are happy with your Will, it must be signed by you and witnessed by two independent adults in your presence and in the presence of each other. It is important that your Will is correctly signed and witnessed by people who are not an interested party. 
  • If your Solicitor holds the original of your Will, ensure you receive a copy. You should always inform your Executor where the original Will is kept. 

Your solicitor or the Citizens Advice Bureau should be able to give you clear advice on any tax issues arising out of a bequest. 

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