Leave a Legacy
LEAVE A LEGACY
By remembering RESCUEMISSION in your will, you would be leaving a legacy by changing the lives of many children and families around the world and in the UK. Your legacy will be helping RESCUEMISSION to achieve the vision of giving many millions of people hope by providing nutritious food, clean water,developing skills and helping people to be independent.
By remembering our work in your Will, you will be there alongside our Volunteers to help end hunger for good, disease, violence and cultural practices that are damaging to the lives of many millions of children and families. Together, we continue to help millions of the world’s poorest communities and helping to find solutions to poverty and getting these communities out of poverty.
RESCUEMISSION has been able to achieve much of its work mainly because of the generosity of our supporters and particularly those who have chosen to support our work by leaving a gift in their Will. Your Will is a very special gift that is crucial to making sure our life-saving work continues for future generations. The Will helps to ensure that our supporters’ values achieve their desire to support the poor and the least privileged are achieved. The Will shall be a legacy and continue to change the lives of some of the world’s poorest people long into the future.
WHAT YOUR WILL GIFT CAN DO
It does not matter the size of your gift, you can be confident that it will make a enormous difference to the world’s most disadvantaged people, helping them to free themselves from a life of poverty. For example:
- £100could feed a children and the family for about 6 months by helping the family to set up a trade or grow their own crops in Ghana
- £200could offer nutritious and therapeutic food to ten malnourished children in Gambia
- £500could provide educational equipment and materials such as books, stationery and learning materials for 45 children to begin formal education in Bangladesh.
- £1,000could help provide farming tools and food for 40 families in Sri Lanka, giving them the means to grow their own food.
- £5,000could help keep a health centre running for four years in Togo, giving communities access to vital medical care and services.
- £10,000 could help provide 500 people living in Benin with a sustainable safe water supply.
HOW TO MAKE A WILL
Your personal information – You will need to gather all the information that your Will writer will need – your full name, date of birth, current address, relationship status and names and dates of birth of any children you have.
Your Estate – This refers to all the money, property and possessions you own. It’s also important to include any debts you have, so the net value of your Estate can be calculated.
Your Beneficiaries – All the people that you want to receive your Estate when you die.
Your Executors – The people who you want to carry out your Will when you die.
Legal guardians for children – If you have children under 18, you’ll need to name someone who’ll be legally responsible for them.
Your Trustees – The people who you want to manage any Trusts you leave behind. A ‘Trust’ is where someone holds an asset for the benefit of someone else.
Other wishes – You can specify in your Will if you have any specific funeral arrangements. You can also leave a ‘Letter of Wishes’. This explains the motivation behind the decisions in your Will and can be useful for your Executor(s).
Your Will should meet legal requirements – to make your Will is legally valid, it must fulfil the criteria set out here .
Update your Will – you should review your Will every 5 years and after major changes in your life. For example, a change in your relationship status, having a child or moving house.
GIFTS IN WILLS
There are different types of gifts in Wills including:
Residuary gifts – A share, or sometimes all, of an estate after all the other payments have been made.
Pecuniary gifts – A specific sum of money
Specific gifts – A particular item, such as property, antiques, jewellery and shares.
It is important that the gift is described precisely in your Will, so that the executors can understand exactly what you intended.
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