Wills and legacies

Looking after the future of their family is the number one reason that people write wills. After you’ve taken care of those that you love you may wish to leave a gift in your will to CHASE Africa.

The gift that you leave us would make a significant difference to our work, allowing us to continue working for a better future for families in Kenya and Eastern Africa. By remembering CHASE Africa you are ensuring that our work lives on, and your legacy will be remembered by those that have been helped.

If you would like to leave a gift to CHASE Africa in your will we recommend that you find a solicitor via the Law Society’s website. A good solicitor will be able to advise you properly about how to make a will that is legal and valid.

Although you are not obliged to inform us of the gift that you will make, we would like to hear from you – to thank you and to tell you about how we would use the money that you are going to leave us.

There are a number of ways of giving to CHASE Africa in your will:

  • A fixed sum of money (Pecuniary)
    This is the simplest option but please bear in mind that the effects of inflation could mean that the true value of your gift could become less than you intended.
  • A percentage of the net value of the estate (Residuary)
    You may decide to leave a percentage of your estate, after making sure that you have provided for your family and friends, this ensures that your legacy will retain the value you intend.
  • Individual possessions (Specific)
    This could be anything, but is typically land, property or shares.

If you’re not sure about what kind of gift you would like to give, your solicitor will be able to advise you further. You may have already made your will, if so, then you can add a “codicil” that contains the details of the gift that you would like to leave. Again, your solicitor will be able to advise you about this.

Gifts “in lieu of flowers” or “in memoriam” are increasingly common – you may wish for CHASE Africa to benefit in this way.

If you would like to talk further please get in touch, though we must note that we are unable to give legal advice and are unable to recommend a specific solicitor.

Some useful links:
https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/the-tax-benefits-of-giving-to-charity
http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/for-the-public/common-legal-issues/making-a-will/
http://solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk/

Charity Information

Charity name:
Community Health and Sustainable Environment (CHASE) Africa

Registered address:
Rockfield House
Horn Street
Nunney
Somerset
BA11 4NP

Charity number: 1082958