Remember Whizz-Kidz in your will and help transform the lives of disabled children now and in the future.
For every person who’s kind enough to let us know that they wish to leave us a legacy, we're able to plan our work with young disabled people with added confidence. Remembering a charity in your will can make an enormous difference to the lives of disabled children all across the UK.
How your gift could make a difference
We understand that when thinking about making a will, your first consideration is to provide for your family and friends, but you could change the life of a disabled child just by deciding to leave something in your will for Whizz-Kidz.
Every child with a disability deserves to have the help and support they need to reach their full potential. With a gift in your will you can make sure that young disabled children get that support in years to come. As you can see from Flo's story above, having the right wheelchair is not only about mobility. It's about empowering a young person to live a full and active life.
Making a decision today will change the future of a disabled child in years to come.
''I’ve decided to leave a gift in my will because I want to give something back. I want to acknowledge what a big impact providing the wheelchair had on my life, giving me support, hope and independence, and for that I wanted to say thank you.' - Tony
Write your will for free
Keeping your will up-to-date is the best way to ensure that your wishes are followed. It will also allow you to make sure that your loved ones and the good causes you care about are looked after long into the future.If you’re interested in writing or updating a simple will, Whizz-Kidz has partnered with will writing providers so you can do this for free.
Gifts made to Whizz-Kidz in wills are vital in helping us to continue to transform the lives of disabled by providing the equipment, support and life skills they need, when they need them – giving them the chance to develop their full potential. We’d really appreciate it if you decide to remember us with a gift in your will, but you’re under no obligation to do so when using these services.
How would you like to write your will
If you’d like to write your will in person, the National Free Wills Network can put you in touch with solicitors in your local area who will help you make or amend a simple will at no cost.
This service is available to supporters in England, Wales and Scotland. All Network solicitors are members of their relevant Law Society.
To request an information pack containing more details, please contact our Legacy team by email at firstname.lastname@example.org , or call us on 0207 798 6111
Write your will using Farewill, an online will writing service where you can write your own will in as little as 30 minutes with expert support via chat or phone, seven days a week.
Once you’ve answered the step-by-step questions, your will is checked by a team of expert will writers. You then print it off at home and sign it alongside two witnesses to make it legally binding. This service is available to supporters in England and Wales.
Start your online will - www.farewill.com/whizz-kidz-fb2020 and use code "Whizz-Kidz-fb2020"
Thank you for thinking of Whizz-Kidz.
Leaving a gift in your will: frequently asked questions
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of making a will?
We understand that when thinking about making a will, your first consideration is to provide for your family and friends, but you could also transform the life of a disabled child just by deciding to leave something in your will for Whizz-Kidz.
Having an up-to-date will is the only way to make sure that your family and friends — and any charities you care about — are provided for in the way you wish. Without a will, the state decides. It’s a good idea to review your will from time to time to ensure that it reflects any changes in your family or personal circumstances. It’s also important to check if your estate is affected by inheritance tax because legislation changes over the years.
Giving a donation to one or a few charities (you can give to more than one) through your will is a very cost-effective way to give because donations to charities are exempt from inheritance tax. This means every penny of your gift goes directly to Whizz-Kidz to support even more disabled children in the future.
How do I work out what I have to leave?
Just make a list of all your possessions and estimate the current value. You should include, for example, your house, savings and car and then deduct your debts. No matter how much or little you leave, it’s important to remember that you can make a huge difference.
How do I leave a gift in my will?
There are three main ways to leave a legacy or a gift in your will. Your solicitor or financial advisor will be able to check over everything for you but the options are:
Residuary gift is the gift of either all or a share of, what is left in your estate after all other gifts to family and friends plus taxes and expenses have been paid.
Pecuniary gift is a gift of a stated amount of money which is left to a named person, charity or other organisation. Inflation will reduce the value of these gifts over the years, so should be revised from time to time.
Specific gift is a gift of a specific item like a piece of jewellery, furniture or property, rather than a sum of money. The item must be described exactly and the name and address of the person or organisation to whom the gift has been left should be given.
I already have a will, do I need to make a new one, or can I just amend it?
If you already have a will and simply want to make some changes, you need to add a codicil, which is a separate instruction that is then kept with your will. You can download a codicil form here or we can send you one.
If you don’t have a will, or if you wish to update your current will to make a donation, you should consult your solicitor. If you wish to include a donation to Whizz-Kidz in your will, please let your solicitor know our Registered Charity in England and Wales (802872), Scotland (SC042607) and our address:
The Movement for Non-Mobile Children (Whizz-Kidz)
30 Park Street
If you do plan to leave a donation in your will to Whizz-Kidz it would help us so much if you could let us know of your intentions by emailing us or writing to the above address — please include your name and address details in the email. Your wishes of course will remain strictly confidential and this pledge will not be binding to you in anyway.
If you don’t have a solicitor, you can use the online locator by visiting the Law Society
For more information on how to leave a donation in your will please email us or call 0207 798 6111.