Leave a gift in your will

By leaving a donation to The Brain Charity in your will, you’ll be ensuring your legacy has a lasting impact.

If you decide to remember our cause in this way, thank you. We are hugely grateful for your support.

Create a free will online with The Brain Charity

The Brain Charity has partnered with Kwil – the simplest way to write your will – to give our supporters the opportunity to write a legally-binding will for free.

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The process takes as little as 30 minutes online, and all Kwil wills also come with free lifetime edits.

When completing the will, you will be able to choose to leave a legacy donation to The Brain Charity, if you would like. This is completely optional and there is no obligation to do this.

Click here to start your online will with Kwil now, or call their will-writing experts free on 0800 061 4934 and quote code BRAINCHARITY.

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Create your free online will today

Write a free, legally-binding will online now thanks to The Brain Charity’s partnership with Kwil.

Other ways to leave a gift in your will

If you choose not to use Kwil, you can write your own will using these standard government instructions

You can go through a solicitor if you need legal advice (use The Law Society’s official database to look for one), or find The Brain Charity’s legal partners here.

A solicitor can help you think about who your executors and guardians should be and work out the value of your estate.

If you choose to leave a gift to The Brain Charity when writing your will, please ask your solicitor to use our full name and details, to ensure we receive your generous donation. These are: The Brain Charity, Norton Street, Liverpool, L3 8LR. Registered Charity Number: 1114999

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What to leave in your will

When leaving a gift in your will, you also need to consider what you would like to give. This could be:

  • A fixed amount
  • An item or property
  • A percentage of the value of your estate
  • What’s left after other gifts have been given out

Tax relief when you donate to charity in your will

When you leave a donation to a charity in your will, you are entitled to tax relief.

Your donation can:

  • Be taken off the value of your estate before Inheritance Tax is calculated
  • Reduce your overall Inheritance Tax rate, if at least 10% of your total estate is left to a charity or charities
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What if I already have a will?

If you already have a will, but want to update it to add a gift to The Brain Charity, you can make an official change called a codicil.

This is a fairly simple amendment which a solicitor can help you with. Find more information on codicils here, and check out The Brain Charity’s legal partners here.

Contacting The Brain Charity

You are under no obligation to let us know if you have decided to leave a gift to The Brain Charity in your will. However, we’d love to hear from you to thank you and discuss your plans.

Please email fundraising@thebraincharity.org.uk or call 0151 298 2999 and ask for the fundraising team if you would like to speak to us.

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