Leave a Gift in Your Will
In 2016 around a third of our income came from gifts included in people’s Wills. If you value the work we do with older people in Sheffield, please consider remembering SCCCC in your will.
There are four main types of legacy that you could consider leaving:
• Pecuniary Gift – a sum of money left to a charity in a will
• Residuary Gift – a gift of the remainder of an estate after all other beneficiaries have been provided for
• Specific Request – a gift of a named item – for example, a painting
• Contingent benefit – a gift that is dependent on other factors, such as the donor outliving all other beneficiaries
How do I leave a Legacy?
In order to leave a charitable Legacy you must have a will. It is not enough to just tell your family and friends of your intention to leave a gift to a charity after you are gone.
A will is a legally binding document that will ensure that your wishes are fulfilled. If you do not have a will, your solicitor can help you write one. If you do have one, you can add a codicil (a short amendment) to your existing will that mentions the type of gift and the name of the charity that you would like to benefit from it.
You will need to know the full name and charity number of the organisation(s) that you wish to leave a gift to. Our full name is Sheffield Churches Council for Community Care CIO and our charity number is 1168077
Making a gift to SCCCC in your will allows you to leave a footprint in the future and allows your money to make a significant difference to the world, even after you have gone.
To speak to someone in confidence about leaving a gift in your Will, call Ericka Hill on 0114 250 5293, email us or write to us at SCCCC, 11 Holland Place, Sheffield, S2 4US