Leaving a Gift to YANA in your Will

Having a Will ensures that your loved ones, and causes that you care about, are provided for out of your estate when you die.

YANA is not qualified to provide legal or tax advice and it is strongly recommended that you take professional advice when making a Will.

Simple steps to leaving a gift to YANA

A simple way to start is to make a list of your possessions and work out the value of your estate.  You then need to think about whom you want to benefit and how.  Choosing your executors is also important as they will be responsible for administering your estate.  If you have minor children, you also need to consider whom to appoint as guardians until they reach the age of 18.

If you would like to make a gift to YANA in your Will, there are three ways to do this.

  • Pecuniary (or cash) gift: a fixed sum of money. It is possible to index-link it if you wish.
  • Specific gift: a gift of a named asset.
  • Residuary gift: the remainder of the estate after all other gifts have been made and any debts or other liabilities have been cleared.

Suggested wording for remembering YANA in your Will

If you decide to remember YANA in your Will, you might like to take the following suggested words to your solicitor.

Residuary gift (a proportion)

“I give all (or % share) of the residue of my estate to YANA (registered charity number 1190443) of Norfolk Showground Dereham Road Norwich NR5 0TT to be applied for its general charitable purposes.”

Pecuniary gift (a specific sum)

“I give the sum of _________ pounds (£ ) to YANA (registered charity number 1190443) of Norfolk Showground Dereham Road Norwich NR5 0TT to be applied for its general charitable purposes.”

…AND I DIRECT that:

(a) the receipt of the person who professes to be the treasurer or other proper office for the time being of the above-mentioned charity shall be a complete discharge to my Executors

(b) if before my death the above-mentioned charity has changed its name or amalgamated with or transferred all its assets to any other body then my Executors shall give effect to the gift as if it has been made to the body in its changed name or to the body which results from the amalgamation or to which the transfer has been made.

Help for leaving a legacy

YANA strongly recommends that you use a solicitor to help you write your Will.  If you do not have a solicitor you may like to contact The Law Society to help you find one.

If you would you like more information about including a gift in your Will to YANA please email us at admin@yanahelp.org

We will, of course, always respect your confidentiality and right to privacy. Thank you.