Please remember us in your will & help our work
After you’ve ensured that your family is taken care of, leaving a gift to Family Carers Ireland will stand as a wonderful testament to your support for other family carers providing support to their loved ones.
If you’re considering leaving a gift to Family Carers Ireland, the first thing you should do is consult your solicitor for advice. It's important to know that gifts (legacies) left to charities are completely tax-free; they are not subject to Inheritance Tax, so this means that 100% of any gift you leave will go directly to Family Carers Ireland.
Changing your existing will
If you already have a will, it’s easy to amend it to include a gift to Family Carers Ireland. This change is called a “Codicil” and can be drawn up easily by your solicitor.
How to leave a gift to Family Carers Ireland
Below is the information and wording you will need if you wish to leave a gift to Family Carers Ireland in your will. There are two main types of gifts, a residuary legacy and a pecuniary legacy.
Leaving a % of your estate – a residuary legacy
After making provisions for your nearest and dearest first, you may decide to leave a %, large or small, or a part of the remainder of your estate to Family Carers Ireland.
If you are making a residuary gift, the following text can be used in your will:
“I give to Family Carers Ireland, of Family Carers Ireland, Market Square, Tullamore, Co. Offaly (a % which can be 1% or 100% or anywhere in between) of the residue of my estate whatsoever and wheresoever, and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other officer for the time being of the said Organisation shall be a full and sufficient discharge of the same”.
Leaving a specific amount of money – a pecuniary legacy
This is when you state in your will that a specific sum of money or an item, is to be left to Family Carers Ireland. If you are making a gift of a fixed sum or specific item, the following text can be used in your will:
“I give the sum of €_______ or I bequeath (the item specified) to Family Carers Ireland, of Family Carers Ireland Market Square, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, and I direct that the Treasurer or other proper officer for the time being of the said Organisation shall be proper and sufficient discharge for the same”.
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Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like further information. You can Freephone our Careline on 1800 24 07 24 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.