Leaving a Legacy Remember the London Irish Centre Charity in your will We are offering you the chance to write your will for free so you can make a difference to the work we do at the London Irish Centre Charity. There is no obligation to leave a legacy in your will to the London Irish Centre Charity if you use the service, but we do hope you will consider leaving a small percentage of your estate to make a mark that lives on. In 2017 Lisa left us a legacy in her will. Lisa was a regular to our day centre and attended the lunch club where she made life-long friends and created great memories. When Lisa passed away, she left a small legacy in her will for the LICC, which we used to support the vulnerable Irish community. Specifically, the money she left funded an extension of our outreach service, enabling us to reach more older Irish clients who are unable to access the service in Camden due to poor health and mobility. As a charity, we are dependent on donations to keep our services running ensuring we can improve the lives of those who are most in need. Make a free online will With our partner makeawillonline.co.uk, we offer a free online wills service: www.makeawillonline.co.uk/londonirishcentre. All wills are checked by a will-writer and covered by £2m insurance. To help us with our campaign, details of your legacy will be shared with us: your name, your contact details, the amount of the legacy and the date you made the will. Using the secure website, you answer a short series of online questions, after which your will is emailed to you along with instructions for signing, witnessing and storing the document. Please read on to ensure you make the best decision for you and your loved ones. If you already have a will… If you do already have a will and want to leave a gift to us, contact your solicitor and let them know your intentions. You can work with them either to (a) make a new will or (b) a shorter and less expensive "codicil". If you don’t currently have a will… If you haven't already made a will you can make one and leave a gift of a specific amount of money or a proportion of your estate to us and other charities. Once your family and friends are catered for, anything you can provide us will make a huge difference to our work. Did you know that people who leave more than 10% of their estate to charity receive inheritance tax benefits? If your estate is liable for inheritance tax (see here), we suggest you speak to your solicitor to discuss making a will and leaving a gift to us. If you don't have a solicitor, go to solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk/ to search for a local solicitor. If you have complicated needs in your will - for example: dependent relatives/ friends, property overseas, trust income or ongoing legal issues - we suggest you speak to a solicitor. About our free online wills offer To help us with our campaign, details of your legacy will be shared with us: your name, your contact details, the amount of the legacy and the date you made the will. You can make a will and leave a legacy to us without sharing this information by paying for the will directly yourself here: www.makeawillonline.co.uk. Leaving a legacy in your will ensures that we can continue to support vulnerable Irish people in London.