Leave a gift in your Will
By arranging to leave a gift in your Will to the Family Holiday Association, you can rest assured that your generosity will live on after you and that families in need of a break will continue to benefit.
Gifts left to us in Wills – also referred to as legacies – are already helping us to reach more families than ever before. One of our cherished supporters recently left £35,000 to us, which we used to buy a caravan by the seaside. With just this one gift, we were able to safeguard much-needed breaks for as many as 300 families over the 10-year lifespan of the caravan.
With another gift of £5,000, we were able to ensure that 10 families went on a seven-night break by the British coast. And recently, we were able to help 25 families go on a group day trip with £1,000 received from a gift in a Will.
Writing a Will
Writing a Will means that your wishes are known, with your possessions taken care of. We know that this is a big decision, and making any changes to it are just as important. That is why we always suggest that you consult a solicitor.
You can leave a gift in your Will in three ways:
Residuary legacy – This is all, or a share of, the whole amount left of the estate and property that remains after all other payments have been made
Pecuniary legacy – A gift of a fixed sum of money
Specific legacy – A specific object or gift of property
If you already have a Will, you can add a codicil to make a simple change. Your solicitor will help you with the wording that’s right for your circumstances.
You can visit the Remember A Charity website to find a solicitor in your local area, who will be able to advise you on leaving gifts to charities when making a Will.
To request a legacy pack, please complete our online form.
For further information or if you would just like to notify us of your legacy, please call Michael Smout on 020 3117 0667 or email michael@FamilyHolidayAssociation.org.uk. You can also write to Legacies, Family Holiday Association, 3 Gainsford Street, London SE1 2NE. You can be sure that all matters will be treated in the strictest confidence.
Legacies are vital to our survival, a fact that most of our supporters don’t realise. To raise some much needed awareness, we’ve joined forces with Remember A Charity, the largest consortium of its kind in the UK working to promote legacy giving.
With 35%* of people saying they would consider including a gift to charity after providing for their family and friends in their will, and only 7%* doing so, there is huge potential to increase income from legacies. We are proud to be working with Remember A Charity to make this a reality.