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Leave a gift for the future

Imagine a Wales where nobody struggles for the basics in life. A Wales where everyone can achieve their potential. A Wales where no one’s voice is ignored.

By extending support to us beyond your lifetime, you can help to achieve a better future. 

Your Will is your chance to take care of everything that’s important to you.  After you’ve looked after your family and friends, you may wish to leave a gift to a charity close to your heart, such as the Bevan Foundation.

We are proud to be working with Remember a Charity to raise awareness of just how fundamental gifts left in Wills are for charities like us.

What could a gift in my Will achieve?

A gift in your Will will help to build a better Wales for future generations to inherit, a Wales where everyone has the opportunity to live a good life free of inequality, injustice and poverty. It will help to develop lasting solutions to the most challenging problems facing Wales, and create real change that transforms people’s lives.

Our promise to you

When you leave a gift to the Bevan Foundation in your Will, we promise that every penny will go towards supporting equality, justice and prosperity. That we will relentlessly and speak out against disadvantage and maintain our pursuit a fairer and better Wales.

A gift in your Will will help to make this vision a reality – for everyone, for good.

Read more about what we will do with your gift

Will-writing offer

As we are a member of Remember a Charity, all our supporters can benefit from 20% off Coop Will Writing Services. Find out more about this great offer.

Contact us

If you’re considering leaving a gift in your Will to the Bevan Foundation, you don’t need to tell us but if you’d like to get in touch to find out more or chat it through we’d love to hear from you.

If you’ve already decided to leave a gift for us in your Will, we’d be delighted if you’d let us know so we can say a very heartfelt thank you.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I make a Will?  Making a Will is usually relatively straight forward. You will need to think about everything you own and how you want to distribute it.
  2. Do I need a solicitor to write my Will? A solicitor will help ensure that your Will is valid and that your wishes will be met.  You can also choose to use a will-writer or online will-provider.
  3. How much does a Will cost? It varies, but Co-op Will Writing Services can prepare a single will for £99+ VAT. If you’re already a supporter of ours you can benefit from 20% off that price – please see above.
  4. What do I do if I already have a Will? If you already have a Will, you can amend it with a ‘codicil’ rather than rewrite the whole Will.
  5. What if I change my mind about my Will? You can change your Will at any time, according to your circumstances. You don’t need to let us know, but if you do we will completely understand.
  6. What kind of gift could I leave to the Bevan Foundation? Your donation can be as small or large as you like. There are different kinds of gift, such as a fixed sum or a share of your estate. We suggest you get legal advice on what is best for you. 
  7. What about Inheritance Tax? As it stands, a gift to the Bevan Foundation in your Will is not be included in the valuation of your estate for Inheritance Tax purposes. However, Inheritance Tax rules are subject to change so it’s always best to seek professional advice.
  8. What information do I need to get started?  All you’ll need is our registered Charity number and address which are: 1104191 and 145a High Street, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 8DP
  9. What legal wording should I use?  If you’re consulting a solicitor, they should be able to advise, but it needn’t be complicated. Some examples of wording, which include our registered charity number and address, are attached here.
  10. Do I need to tell you I’ve left a gift? Your Will is entirely private. You do not need to tell us if you’ve left a gift and we will never ask you. We’re happy to hear from you if you have left a gift so that we can say thank you.

 

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