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Leaving a gift in your will

We know that caring for loved ones is a priority, but every gift to our charity, small or large, makes a vital contribution to our work. You can either leave a specific amount of money, which is known as a Pecuniary Bequest or a share of what’s left over after all your wishes have been carried out, which is a Residuary Bequest. Rather than leaving a precise sum of money, many choose to leave a percentage or the residue of their estate as it means that its value will not be affected by inflation.

Leaving a gift in your will is incredibly simple. If you haven’t yet made a will, it can be done when you see a solicitor. If you already have a will your solicitor can simply make an addition to it.

If you choose to leave a gift to York Mind please use the following wording:

“I bequeath to York Mind, Registered Charity Number: 1006759, Highcliffe House, Highcliffe Court, York YO30 6BP for its general charitable purposes…

Then insert one of the options below:

  • All the residue of my estate
  • One X share of the residue of my estate
  • X% of my estate
  • The sum of £X
  • All my personal effects, e.g. rings, necklaces

An alternative way to leave a gift to York Mind is through CAF (Charities Aid Foundation). Simply state in your will the gift that you would like to leave to CAF and then provide CAF with a letter to say which charity you would like your gift to go to, they will ensure its delivery. There are no legal fees, no need for Solicitors and you can make changes for free.

If you have any questions about leaving a gift in your will, please contact


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