Leave a gift in your Will

Make a Will – Make a Difference

Did you know almost £1 million of the £4.7 million that we need to fund our work each year comes from bequests?

Will booklet cover

If you are planning on writing or updating your Will any time soon, perhaps you would be kind enough to consider including a gift to Francis House.

When it comes to making a Will, your loved ones and family should come first in your thoughts. But many people also like to remember a special charity that is close to their hearts.

Making a Will isn’t difficult or expensive but we would always recommend that you use a solicitor to prepare the Will for you. Only a properly drawn up Will is recognised by law, even if you have written down your wishes.

For more information download our guide to Making a Will


Rachel Damianou


Rachel of Wrigley Claydon solicitors offers some professional advice on including a legacy to charity in your Will.

Why make a Will?

“If you haven’t made a Will, the law dictates how your assets must be divided – and the law may not reflect your wishes. Making a Will is also an opportunity to minimise or eliminate tax payable on death. It is a way of protecting some assets from being used to pay for future care home fees.”

Is it common for people to include a gift to charity?

“Many people chose to include a gift to charity because the charity is close to their hearts for a variety of reasons.”

How does Francis House benefit?

“When someone makes a Will and chooses to leave a legacy to Francis House we will donate our fee to Francis House. By leaving a gift in their Will they will be helping Francis House to support the many families that rely on their services now and in the future.”

Including Francis House in your Will

By including a Legacy to Francis House your gift will help others make their own precious memories.

The expert care and support that we provide is very costly. Our annual running costs exceed £4.7 million. We receive little support from the government and we rely heavily upon the support of people like you. Please consider including a gift to Francis House in your Will to help us support the many children, young adults and families that rely on our services now and in the future.

The team at Francis House can provide you with the details of solicitors in your area who specialise in Will writing.

If you wish to discuss anything further about including a gift in your Will to Francis House please contact Rachael Taylor on 0161 443 2200 or email legacies@francishouse.org.uk