Your gift will help families to make the most of their short time together and leaving a future filled with comfort and memories.
Gifts in Wills pay for the care given to one in every four children our fundraising supports. Quite simply, we couldn’t do what we do without the generosity of people who leave a gift to CHAS in their Will.
Just 1% of your estate would make such a huge difference to the lives of children with life-shortening conditions in Scotland, and their families.
“The staff are amazing – just really kind. They are brilliant with Sia and Silas and meet all our needs and then some. It’s the extra little touches that make visits to Robin House and the support we receive from CHAS so special.”– Mum, Sally
A Will is the only way to ensure that your wishes are carried out when you are no longer around. Without a will your estate will be divided up in line with the rules of intestacy. This means that you have little or no control over who receives what from your estate.
"By leaving a gift in your Will to CHAS, the love and care you will have shown will help us continue to fund our essential care for children and families across Scotland in the future and ensure that no matter how short a family’s time together may be, it is filled with happiness and joy."- Rami Okasha, Chief Executive
Leaving a gift in your will isn’t as complicated as it sounds. We’ll take you through what you need to do below but if in doubt contact our dedicated Legacy team or your solicitor.
It is a good idea to work out how much your assets are worth, including property, investments etc. When you make a Will there is information available at GOV.UK to make sure that you don’t pay any more inheritance tax than you should.
There are different types of gifts you can leave in your Will, you can leave a specific amount, an item you own or you can leave a share of your estate. Share of estate gifts are very popular as this type of gift won’t lose its value over time.
Think about who you would like to be included in your Will. You may wish to consider your close family and friends first. Once you have taken care of your loved ones you may consider leaving a gift to your chosen charity, like Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS).
Your executors will be responsible for ensuring your wishes are met; you can appoint anyone as your executor. This can be a professional like a solicitor or you can choose a friend or relative. We would recommend you speak with them first so they are aware of your plans.
Get in touch with your solicitor to ensure all your wishes are being noted. If you would like to leave a gift to Children’s Hospices Across Scotland all your solicitor will need is our charity name, address and charity number which is noted below:
Children’s Hospices Across Scotland
42 Craiglockhart Avenue
Charity number – SC019724
“When it came to having discussions with my family about leaving gifts in my Will, we all knew what CHAS means to me. I feel so incredibly proud to be a part of the wonderful work of CHAS, and I hope I can inspire others to consider leaving a gift in their Will to CHAS”- Fiona, founding trustee and volunteer
CHAS has partnered with the National Free Wills Network to offer you the chance to write your Will for FREE.
Help ensure that no-one should ever have to face the death of their child alone.
We understand that looking after your family, friends, loved ones and charitable causes is a very personal choice. So, there is no obligation to leave a gift in your Will to CHAS to be eligible to use our Free Will Offer.
If you do choose to remember CHAS in your Will, you will help fund essential care for children and families across Scotland, ensuring that no matter how short a family’s time together may be, it is filled with happiness and joy.
Gifts in wills left by our generous and caring supporters pay for the care that we give to one in every four children.
Quite simply, we couldn’t do what we do without these gifts.
By leaving even just 1% of your estate, you could make such a huge difference to the lives of children with life-shortening conditions, and their families in Scotland.
To offer you our Free wills service we have partnered with the National Free Wills Network.
The National Free Wills Network provides you with access to almost 900 solicitors across the UK, on average the nearest solicitor will be within 3.5 miles from you.
The National Free Wills Network is compliant and accountable to the Institute of Fundraising, Fundraising Regulator and Law Societies.
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Remember, there is no obligation to leave a gift in your Will to CHAS to be eligible to use our Free Will Offer.