Legacy giving Wills & Gifts Gifts in Wills Gifts in Wills help protect our ability to invest in projects that can support people with learning disabilities to live with independence for years to come. Providing for your family and friends is the most important thing to consider when writing a Will. However, once they have been considered you may wish to leave a gift to support our work. There are a number of ways you can remember Nottingham Mencap in your Will: A residuary legacy or percentage of your estate is the most helpful gift. It is the remainder of your estate after gifts, taxes and expenses, and has the added benefit of keeping pace with inflation. A gift of a fixed sum of money is referred to as a pecuniary legacy. This can be of any size you wish. You may choose to leave a particular named item known as a specific legacy, for example, a piece of jewellery. Leaving a Gift in Will The following information will need to be included in your Will when leaving a gift to Nottingham Mencap: Registered charity name: Nottingham Mencap Registered charity number: 1046081 Registered Address: Nottingham Mencap, Harpenden House, 203 Edwards Ln, Nottingham NG5 3JA We fully appreciate that many people will want to leave a gift in their Will to directly benefit one of our services. This is entirely your decision, however it is very important that these requests are if possible stated as a preference – or as we refer to it, a wish – and not a condition/restriction of the gift. Restrictive gifts may prevent Nottingham Mencap from receiving your very special gesture of support in the future if a particular service or house should cease to exist. This could mean that your gift may not be received by Nottingham Mencap. In Memory Gifts Donate in Memory Celebrate the memory of your loved one and help change lives for people with learning disabilities. Giving a gift in memory of someone who meant a great deal to you is a very personal and special gesture. Here at Nottingham Mencap there are lots of ways you can honour a loved one and help the people we support to live the best life possible. However you decide to remember your loved one, we hope you find it a great source of strength to know that their gift can have such a positive impact on the lives of others. Give a Gift In Memory One of the most lasting ways you can remember your loved one and celebrate their life is with a gift to Nottingham Mencap. If you would like to make a gift in memory please visit our online donate page. Alternatively, you can set up a monthly direct debit and give a small amount each month in memory of someone special. In Memory Collection Asking friends and family to make a donation in lieu of flowers, when organising a collection at a funeral or memorial service, is a lovely way to celebrate the life of a loved one. If you would like to send us donations that have been collected in memory you can do so online via our donate page. Alternatively, you can ask those who would like to donate to send cheques directly to our fundraising team at the address below: Nottingham Mencap Fundraising to Nottingham Mencap, Harpenden House, 203 Edwards Ln, Nottingham NG5 3JA Please ask people who wish to send cheques directly to include the name of the person they are donating in memory of. If they would like to include their name and address we will be able to send them a thank you letter in receipt of their donation. Create an Nottingham Mencap Tribute Fund An online Nottingham Mencap Tribute Fund is an amazing way for family and friends to remember and celebrate the life of someone special. Tribute Funds are simple and free to set up and they enable you to share stories, pictures and memories in a central place. You can also make a donation in memory through a tribute fund or use the page to fundraising in memory of a loved one. Simply contact us (by phone: 0115 920 9524 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll arrange this for you.