Legacies

One way you can support Wirral Ark is by leaving a legacy endowment in your Will. This is something that has become increasingly popular in recent years as it allows people to support the causes they love and care about even after they have gone. These thoughtful and generous donations have become increasingly important to the sustainability of charities such as ours and have become vital to the continuance of fight to end homelessness.

A legacy will cost you nothing to make right now, but will make a real difference in the future. By remembering Wirral Ark in your will, you will be supporting the homeless people of Wirral to get back on their feet by helping them find jobs, homes and friends.

Legacies are tax free in the UK, so any legacy you leave to Wirral Ark will be taken from your estate before inheritance tax is calculated. You should consider advice from a solicitor in order to make sure your assets are distributed in the way that you want.

What can I leave in a legacy?

There are various ways to leave a gift. These include

Residuary legacy – this is a proportion of your estate. It enables you to donate a percentage of your assets, or the remaining sum once you have provided for friends and family.

Percuniary legacy – this is where a specific sum of money is given. Note that the value of this amount may change over time due to interest.

Assets or items – if there are specific things you own that you would like to leave, like furniture or land for example, this can be specified.

To include a legacy to Wirral Ark simply instruct your solicitor or the designated Will writer what you want to do. Alternatively, contact us for more information. If you would like to talk to someone at Wirral Ark about a legacy, please contact Aydin Djemal on 0151 378 6787 or at enquiries@wirralark.org.uk.