Remember CSREC in your will

One of the most important ways you can support us is by remembering the Central Scotland Regional Equality Council (CSREC) in your will.

As a charity, our work relies on charitable donations. By writing a will, you can ensure the things you value most continue to be cared for after you are gone. Once you have looked after family and friends, please consider remembering CSREC in your will.

If you wish to make your intentions known to us, please contact us now. All information provided will be kept in strictest confidence and means we can thank you for your support in your lifetime. We can also keep you up to date with news and special events at CSREC.

Thank you for thinking about remembering CSREC in your will. Your gift, whatever its size, will help us continue to promote equality and human rights, fight discrimination and promote community cohesion for a better future.

 

What is a gift in a will?

A gift in a will or a legacy is an amount of money or property left in a will.

 

How will a gift in my will help CSREC?

Supporters who remember CSREC with a gift in their will make a huge difference to the work we do. By supporting CSREC in this way, you can support the full spectrum of our work. If you do remember us in your will, please consider contacting us because knowing in advance about potential bequests means we can thank you in your lifetime.

 

Isn’t this just for the wealthy?

In a word, no. You do not need to own a property to leave a gift in a will, nor do you need to have savings or an investment portfolio. Writing your will presents an opportunity to remember a cause close to your heart and ensure that your wishes are carried out after your death.

 

Why do I need a will?

Without a will, it is the law that determines what happens to your money, property and possessions.

With a will, it is you that is in charge of who receives what. Some people also choose to leave instructions like their funeral wishes in their will.

 

How do I get a will written and how much does it cost?

We recommend you consult your solicitor to ensure your will is up to date, legally binding and accurately reflects your wishes. There are charity schemes where you can get your will written free of charge, or in exchange for a donation to a nominated charity. However, CSREC does not offer this service, so please consult with a solicitor.

Can you please explain the different types of gifts in wills?

You can leave a sum of money, a percentage of your estate or a specific item.

A sum of money is known as a pecuniary legacy and is an exact sum stated in your will.

A percentage of your estate comes from the ‘residue’ of the estate – what is left after all other bequests, taxes and debts have been paid. You can give the entire residue or a share of it to CSREC. You may prefer to leave a residuary legacy as the value of the legacy will be determined following your death. This means that the value of the legacy will increase with the value of your estate.

A specific legacy relates to a particular item such as stock or shares, property or personal possessions.

 

Where can I get more information?

 

If you would like more information please email us at admin@csrec.org.uk or call us on 01324 610950 and ask to speak with our Admin Officer, Gillian Currie. There are also many guides on the internet to help you. These include:

Citizens Advice Bureau’s Guide

The Law Society of Scotland’s Guide

Money Saving Expert’s Guide

Which? Consumer Magazine’s Guide

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