As one chapter ends, so another one begins…
Help our story continue for generations of children to come. A gift in your Will to Read for Good is the promise of a better future for a child in the UK.
We know that children who read for pleasure have a brighter future – academically, socially, professionally and emotionally. By leaving a legacy to Read for Good, you will be helping us reach more children, providing them with the best new books and the motivation to read, opening the chapter to their own, bright future.
Leaving a Legacy
Even a little goes a long way, and provides a lasting contribution to the next generation. Writing a Will allows you to make sure your money and possessions go to the ones you love. Once you know they will be looked after, you may also like to leave a gift to the causes you care about, such as Read for Good. This can also have the added benefit of reducing the amount of Inheritance Tax paid on your estate.
If you would like to leave a gift in your Will to support our work, we strongly recommend you that you speak to a solicitor to ensure that your wishes will be carried out as you intend. You will need this information:
Charity Name: Read for Good
Address: 26 Nailsworth Mills, Avening Road, Gloucestershire, GL6 0BS
Registered Charity Number: 1130309 (England and Wales) SCO41036 (Scotland)
This is what you’ll need to do:
1. Find a solicitor
You can find Will writing kits and there is a lot of information available online. However, we would recommend seeking advice from a solicitor to ensure your intentions are clear and legally binding. To find a solicitor in your area you can contact the Law Society on 020 7320 5650 or visit the Law Society website.
2. Choose executors
It is recommended that you officially appoint two people to make sure the wishes expressed in your Will are carried out.
3. Decide who will receive what
Once you have made provision for the needs of family and friends, a gift to Read for Good will ensure we can continue our vital work for the next generation.
4. Let us know your intentions
You don’t have to let us know of your intention to leave a legacy, however, it does aid our planning, and enable us to thank you and show you what you are helping to achieve. Email Vicky at email@example.com. Anything you tell us will be confidential and not legally binding.
5. Bear in mind that our projects change over time
If there is a particular area of our work that you are committed to, please let us know, but it is very helpful to minimise any restrictions or instructions to enable us to use your money where it is most needed at any time.
6. Keep your Will up to date and safe
Your circumstances may change over time so it is worth reviewing your Will every few years to make sure it is up to date. Make sure to keep the original in a safe place such as a bank or with your solicitor, keep a copy for yourself and give one to your executor/s.
If you have already made a Will but would like to include or change the gift you would like to leave to Read for Good, we advise that you contact your solicitor to draft a fresh Will to avoid any errors.
An example of wording you could use:
I leave my / X share (s) of my residuary estate for Read for Good, 26 Nailsworth Mills, Avening Road, Gloucestershire, registered charity number 1130309 (England and Wales) and SCO41036 (Scotland) absolutely for its general charitable purposes and I declare that the receipt of the treasurer or other proper officer for the time being shall be a sufficient discharge to my executors.
Information for Executors
If you are looking to make a payment from a Will, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01453 839 005.