Leave a gift in your will

A gift in your will, whatever size, can help us to make an enormous difference to lonely or isolated older people. You will, of course, want to ensure your loved ones are taken care of in your will as your first priority. But after you have provided for them, leaving a percentage of what’s left over to The Silver Line is a wonderful way to help take care of others who will also need support in the future. By discussing your intentions with your loved ones, they will understand that leaving a gift in your will is something that’s important to you. They may feel proud of your decision, as many families do. There are three different ways to leave a gift in your will:

  • A pecuniary legacy is a gift of a fixed sum of money – there is no minimum amount that can be left
  • A residuary legacy is a gift of the whole or a share of whatever remains of your estate after all other gifts have been distributed to family and friends and any debts have been paid off
  • A specific gift is a tangible item, such as a house, piece of jewellery or painting

If you have already made a will, you can still help The Silver Line by adding a codicil to your will (an official alteration document).  Please note however that this form is not legally binding on its own and has to relate to your will. We would advise anyone who wants to make a will, or amend an existing one, to see a solicitor. For some people this can also help to reduce the inheritance tax payable. You can download our Legacy Information Pack or we will be happy to send a copy.  If you have any questions about leaving a legacy gift we can talk to you in confidence. Please call 020 7224 2020 or email [email protected]

Thank you so much for making my Sundays pleasurable once more and lifting my spirits when I’m tied to my home with only my four walls for company.