By including a gift in your Will, you’ll be helping more children access specialist osteopathic healthcare for issues ranging from common childhood conditions to more complex conditions requiring ongoing treatment.
Leaving a Will is the only way to make sure that your money, assets and belongings are distributed in the way that you want.
If you have been touched by our work in your lifetime, leaving us a gift is a way of continuing to support our work after you have gone. Charitable legacies are not currently subject to inheritance tax and so any gift you leave to the Osteopathic Centre for Children will be tax-free. Leaving a gift to us may also bring the amount of your estate below the inheritance tax threshold meaning more of your money will go to your family and the causes you wish to support.
It’s easy to leave a gift to the Osteopathic Centre for Children in a new or existing Will – all you will need is our charity address and registered charity number. For a new Will, you can either buy a Will pack and complete it yourself, or have one drafted by a solicitor. You will need a solicitor to amend an existing Will – this is known as a codicil.
We understand that your family and loved ones come first, so it’s important to make sure you are leaving the right kind of legacy:
A Residuary Legacy is the remainder of your estate or a percentage of your estate, after all other gifts have been deducted. This has the benefit of keeping pace with inflation.
A Pecuniary Legacy is the gift of a specified amount. Remember, time and inflation can reduce its value.
A Specific Legacy is the gift of a specific item.
We understand that making a Will is a private and personal matter, so if you leave a gift to us in your Will and later change your mind, we will respect your decision to do that.
If you would like to discuss leaving the OCC a gift in your Will through the Sweetpea Legacy Appeal or if you would like any further information, please call us on 020 8875 5290. Alternatively, you can download, complete and return the pledge form to: Osteopathic Centre for Children, 22A Point Pleasant, London SW18 1GG.