What's this all about then?
For over 35 years, Comic Relief has entertained and inspired wonderful people like you to give generously to support people living incredibly tough lives. We've laughed, we've cried, swum rivers and climbed mountains, Cliff Richard and the Spice Girls released singles (separately!), and, together, we've helped over 105 million people. That's amazing, and thank you for any part you played in that.
There's still more to do, and that's where a gift in your Will can make a huge difference. It doesn't need to cost you anything now, although we do recommend speaking to a qualified solicitor, but in the future you can change lives. Even though you won't be here to see it. It's a kind of magic.
What can you give?
This is part, or all, of what’s left after debts, expenses and other gifts have been sorted. These are really flexible, as the shares remain proportional to each other, whatever the value of your estate.
This is a fixed sum. Many people like to pick a nice, round number, say £5,000. Bear in mind that due to inflation, the value of this gift will decrease over time (remember when a house cost £5,000?).
This is where you have a valuable item, such as a piece of art, specific shareholdings, or a property that you want to give to Comic Relief.
Writing a will
When thinking of writing a Will, you might like to consider the following:
who will benefit from your Will;
if applicable, who should look after any children under 18;
who is going to be your executor (i.e. who will sort out your estate and carry out your wishes);
what happens if the people you want to benefit pass away before you;
tax considerations (including inheritance tax); and
signing the Will and having two witnesses sign it who are at least 18 years old
There are further helpful resources on gov.uk/make-will(opens in new window).
We’ve written a guide you can download here(opens in new window). If you have further questions and would like to speak to the team, call 020782000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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