Supporting others in your memory

There are a number of ways you can support Anxiety UK; by leaving a legacy and in making an in memorial donation in memory of a loved one.

Why legacies are important to Anxiety UK

Charitable legacies are the foundation for many good causes in the UK and are vital in continuing their work. 74% of the UK population support charities and when asked, 35% of them say they would happily leave a gift in their will once family and friends have been provided for. In reality, however, only 7% actually get around to doing it. Legacies, no matter how small, can make a huge impact to the work that we do at Anxiety UK.

About legacies and in memorial donations

There are a number of ways to leave a legacy. If you would like to leave a donation, it can be as simple as including Anxiety UK in your Will.

To celebrate the life of a loved one by giving an in memorial donation please contact [email protected]. Alternatively you can support Anxiety UK in this way directly through these websites: Much Loved and Memory Giving. Both sites allow users to set up memorial pages for loved ones who have passed, including adding donation links to charities associated with them. These pages are a lovely way to remember those dear to you.

 

£25 Pays for a month’s worth of text responses to those who reach out for support

£50 Pays for the training of one new helpline volunteer

£100 Pays to support our volunteers with external supervision and CPD. Ensuring we look after the wellbeing of those helping the nation on the helpline

£1500 Pays us to keep our phone helpline running for one month

Leave a legacy

If you very kindly decide to leave a legacy to Anxiety UK in your will, this would be greatly appreciated. A legacy is a gift of property, money or possessions. Anything you decide to leave to a charity in this way is free of tax.

Anxiety UK is part of ‘Remember A Charity’ – a consortium of over 140 charities set up to raise awareness of the importance of having a will and leaving gifts to charities. Their website gives more information about writing a will and leaving a legacy.

Here are the different types of legacies, and suggestions for the wording you could use in your will:

1. Residuary legacy. This is a gift of all or part of whatever remains of your estate after all other gifts have been distributed and any debts cleared.

Suggested wording:
“I give __________* of the residue of my estate absolutely to Anxiety UK of Nunes House, 447 Chester Road, Old Trafford, Manchester M16 9HA, Registered Charity Number 1113403, for its general charitable purposes. I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other duly authorised officer shall be a sufficient discharge to my executors.”

* State the percentage/fraction of the residue of your estate that you wish to leave.

2. Pecuniary legacy. This is a gift of a fixed sum of money and can be protected from inflation by linking it to the Retail Price Index.

Suggested wording:
“I give the following legacy free of tax to Anxiety UK of Nunes House, 447 Chester Road, Old Trafford, Manchester M16 9HA, Registered Charity Number 1113403, the sum of ________________(amount in figures and words) for its general charitable purposes. I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other duly authorised officer shall be a sufficient discharge to my executors.”

3. Specific gifts. These might include (for example) an item such as a house, a car, jewellery or antique furniture.

Suggested wording:
“I give to Anxiety UK of Nunes House, 447 Chester Road, Old Trafford, Manchester M16 9HA, Registered Charity Number 1113403, my __________________* for its general charitable purposes. I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other duly authorised officer shall be a sufficient discharge to my executors.”

* Add a description of what you’d like to leave to our charity.