Leaving a legacy

Legacies are an important source of income for the RNBT. Every penny counts when it comes to helping out the needy members of The RNBT Family. After taking care of your family and loved ones, please consider remembering us in your Will, you can be assured that any money you are able to leave us will be put to very good use.

Making a Will is neither difficult nor time consuming, but making it is very important if you want to ensure that your wishes regarding your estate are carried out exactly as you want them to be when you are no longer around. A Will can help you protect the interests of your loved ones, as well as furthering the causes about which you feel most deeply.

As part of our membership with Remember a Charity we’ve teamed up with The Co-operative Legal Services, a national provider of Wills and other legal services, trusted for their strong ethical beliefs and socially responsible working. They can help you to decide which Will is right for you and can also help you to amend an existing Will to ensure that all the details are correct and current.

The Co-operative Legal Services offer a professional, convenient and easy to use Will Writing Service, because their service is provided over the telephone, they are able to speak at a time that is convenient to you. They are open 8am – 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am – 1pm on Saturdays offering free advice and support.

Their initial conversation will take about 10 minutes. During this time they will be able to explain how a Will protects you, your loved ones and your estate, as well as discussing the option of leaving a gift to a charity in your Will.

If you wish to write your Will with The Co-operative Legal Services, they will agree a convenient time for a Will Writing specialist to take instruction over the phone from the comfort of your home. This will take around 45 minutes. They will also store your completed Will for free until it is needed.

As a supporter of The RNBT, The Co-operative Legal Services is offering to write a basic single Will at a discounted cost of £100 inclusive of VAT. This represents a saving of £25.

To contact a Wills specialist, call on 0844 252 9965 and quote RACWILLSO1.

Alternately you can find your local solicitor or Will writer from a Remember A Charity’s network of professional advisors.

Just click on the link below and the appropriate wording for inclusion in a Will can help you to start the process.

Download Legacy Document (PDF, 82Kb)

If you have already made a Will and would like to include a gift to the RNBT you can write a Codicil. A codicil is a legal document that adds to or amends the terms of an existing Will – you could therefore leave a gift to the Trust without having to draw up a new Will.

We recommend that you consult a solicitor before making any substantial changes to an existing Will – it may be better to have a new Will drafted to avoid any confusion. Please do not try to amend your existing Will by writing on it as it may well render your Will invalid.

Download Codicil form (PDF, 94Kb)

If you would like to speak to someone at RNBT about writing your Will, please call 02392 690112 and ask to speak to the Financial Controller.