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“I couldn’t be here without gifts in Wills from caring people like you.”
Small or large, a gift in your Will means we can keep helping survivors and their families now and in the future.
You can make a difference and ensure your legacy of kindness and generosity lives on.
If you would like to talk to us about leaving a gift in your Will or find out more, please contact Lewis Hay:
Tel: 0131 220 9591
To leave a gift in your Will, all you need is our address and registered charity number.
Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland
2nd Floor, Hobart House
80 Hanover Street
Registered charity number: SC018761
“A gift in your Will is something truly wonderful – the kindest gift you will ever give.”
Paula was just 29 years old when she had a stroke. As a young mum, instead of enjoying life with her family, Paula was left fighting for her life.
“When I eventually woke, I couldn’t move, and it was a struggle to speak. Even though I survived, I felt like I had lost a piece of myself,” explains Paula.
“I lost hugs with my two-year old son after my stroke. I lost our family walks on the beach every Sunday. I lost me.
“Some days I wanted life to just stop. I thought there was no future for me. I was so scared. But after time, I found strength. It took years, and there were so many setbacks, frustrations and battles.
“I’ve managed to rebuild my life, and that’s why I’m now so proud to work for Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland helping survivors like me. But I’m only able to do that because of donations from caring people.”
Paula knows first-hand just how vital such a lasting legacy can be and what a difference it can make to people’s lives.
“A gift in your will is a gift to every recovery, every moment shared, every hug with your loved ones, every step forward, every glimmer of hope for anyone in Scotland who is affected by chest, heart and stroke conditions,” she adds.
“For me, your kindness means I can hug my son again, read him a bedtime story and feel like me again. Your kindness gave me back my life, my family.
“A gift like this will mean people can continue to make lasting moments in the future.”
1. Choose who to include in your Will
First, think about the family and friends that you would like to remember in your will. Most people want to care for their loved ones first, but it’s easy to also include a gift to the charities you care about, like Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland.
2. Decide what you want to give
Decide what type of gift you’d like to leave. Some people leave a specific amount or item, but many people choose a share of their estate, as this type of gift won’t lose its value over time.
3. Choosing your executors and guardians
Decide who you’d like for your executors – they’ll be responsible for ensuring your wishes are fulfilled, and are named in your Will.
You can appoint whoever you like as your executor. This can be a professional (i.e. a solicitor, bank or will writer) friend or relative. Be sure to ask them first. It is best to choose two executors in case one is unable to carry out your wishes.
4. Valuing your estate
Work out how much your assets are worth, including property, investments and any debts.
5. Inheritance tax
When you make a will, you can make sure that you don’t pay more Inheritance Tax than you need to. GOV.UK has more information about this.
6. Visit your solicitor
To leave a gift to Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland in your will all your solicitor will need is our address and charity number:
Address:Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland
2nd Floor, Hobart House
80 Hanover Street
(registered charity number SC018761)
7. If you’ve decided to remember us, we’d love to know
Your Will is personal and it’s entirely up to you if you wish to share this information. But if you do choose to tell us, we’d love to be able to thank you properly and let you know how your gift can help.
Contact our legacy team we will respond as soon as we can.
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