Gifts in wills FAQs
These are some of the most common questions we hear in relation to leaving a gift to The Eddystone Trust. If your question is not addressed here, please email or call us on 01752 254406.
Isn’t this a private matter?
Absolutely. We believe that the only way anyone should find out about the contents of your will during your lifetime is if you choose to tell them, and we will never ask you to tell us your wishes.
Of course, if you do want to let us know your intentions, we’d love to hear from you. If you want your gift to be used in a specific area, for example our small grants fund, or a specific type of service, like counseling or complementary therapy, we can provide you with more information or even arrange for you to see first hand how your money will be spent.
How will my family feel about it?
We believe in the importance of family: that’s why we don’t ask you for a specific sum of money but for a small percentage of whatever is left after those close to you have been taken care of.
I’m not a wealthy person; would anything I leave be helpful?
One of the great things about a will is that you can leave a small percentage rather than a specific amount. Whatever your circumstances, a percentage is the same share for everyone. Also, it won’t be affected by inflation.
Will my money be put to good use?
Our aim is support people affected by HIV, so we use every gift in the way which will have the greatest benefit for people living with HIV in the South West. We’re also committed to efficiency, so you can trust that as much of your gift as possible goes to helping people living with HIV, not on administration.
How can I choose what cause to remember?
Yes, we completely understand that there will be many causes that are important to you, and you may want to remember more than one charity in your will.
How does The Eddystone Trust help people and how can I find out more?
Our main aim is to support people living with HIV, promote HIV prevention and early diagnosis of HIV in the South West. Please visit our Service pages to see how we help.
Wouldn’t it be better to help now rather than later?
We are immensely grateful to anyone who chooses to support our work, whenever and however they choose to do so. We don’t know what the future will hold. One thing is for sure: that there will be a need for The Eddystone Trust to help people living with HIV for many more years to come. Society continues to change, and not always in ways that we can predict. Gifts in wills help us to respond to the challenges we will face, whatever they may be.
What if I need to change my will?
Your situation could change and, of course, you can change the contents of your will at any time and for any reason – regardless of what you had originally decided to leave in your will. We will never ask you if you have left us a gift, and we will never put any pressure on you to tell us.
I’ve decided to leave a gift to The Eddystone Trust. What do I need to tell my solicitor?
To leave a gift to The Eddystone Trust the words you will need to add to your will are:
“I leave ____________ to The Eddystone Trust of 36 Looe Street, Plymouth, PL4 0EB registered charity number 1078268.”
If you want to choose how and where your gift will be used, please do contact us and we will be happy to explain more about the choices available.
To find out more please contact us on 01752 254406, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: The Institute of Fundraising