Thank you for considering a legacy gift to TFT. Your gift could help to provide many people with support and teaching, giving hope to Christians struggling with same-sex attractions.
Why Leave a legacy to TFT?
Your gift will help to provide many people with support and teaching, giving hope to Christians struggling with same-sex attractions.
Gift to charity in your will are tax-free, so a gift to TFT will be deducted from the value of your estate before HMRC calculates how much inheritance tax, if any is payable.
Making a will
Find a solicitor It is strongly advised that you use a solicitor to draw up your will. A will is a legal document and can be quite complex. Your solicitor will guide you through the process and can ensure that your requests are carried out.
If you want to use a Christian solicitor, there is a website where you can search for one in your local area. The link is https://lawcf.org/lawyer-search.
Before visiting your solicitor consider the assets you have. These may include any property you own, its contents, specific items I.e. jewellery or antiques, bank accounts and also stocks and shares make a list of who you would like to receive gifts. By making your will and ensuring it is up to date you can put your affairs in order. This will help your family and friends when you are gone, as well as helping your chosen charity or charities.
Updating your will
Over time your circumstances or wishes may change meaning that the will may need to be updated. It is good practice to review the will occasionally. Major Changes may require a new will, but minor changes you may be able to just add a codicil, which is simply added information. For updates, it is again advised that you use a solicitor.
If you already have a will and simply wish to add a gift to TFT then you may be able to do this by codicil. Your solicitor can advise you on best course of action.
How to include TFT in your will?
When leaving a legacy to a charity it is essential that you quote its full name and registered charity number. So, in our case, that will be True Freedom Trust, registered charity no. 1159015. If you intend to leave a donation to True Freedom Trust in your will, we would be most grateful if you would let us know. Please contact us online or call the office on 0151 653 0773
Ways to do a will
Prices for a solicitor start from around £150+VAT, but there are some schemes supporting charitable giving which you may be eligible for to help keep the cost low:
Free Wills Month - October (March in some areas of the UK inc London) - freewillsmonth.org.uk
Free wills month offers members of the public aged 55+ to have a simple will written or updated free of charge across the UK during October. Visit the website to find your nearest participating solicitor.
National Free wills network - nationalfreewills.net
The National Free Wills Network is a paid-for wills programme whereby the charities pay for the will to be written. TFT is not part of this network, but if you are a supporter of one its 188 Charity partners, then visit their site for further details.
Lawyers Christian Fellowship - https://lawcf.org/
If you wish to use a Christian Solicitor, visit Lawyers Christian fellowship website. Their search will help you locate a Christian solicitor in your local region.
We would advise that you book your slot with a participating solicitor in advance via the above websites. They're popular, so ensure you book early. Note that only basic wills are free. More complex affairs may still attract a charge. Always check with your solicitor before committing. You are under no obligation to donate to any of the charities mentioned above, or any your solicitor may be supporting.