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Legacy Donations

Once you have considered your friends and family please consider leaving a life-changing gift to CCSS. Leaving a charity donation within your will is known as legacy giving or leaving a legacy gift. Legacy giving accounts for a considerable percentage of the income of many charities in Britain.

By leaving a legacy gift to CCSS you could be making an enormous difference to the lives of others and helping us ensure the services we offer the community continue.

If you plan to remember CCSS in your will you should seek the advice of a solicitor or other professional advisor. If you already have a will, it is easy to change it. Any solicitor will be pleased to help you and advise how much (if anything) it will cost.

What is a legacy?
A legacy is simply a gift pledged to an individual or organization made under a will. It comes into effect only after your lifetime. A pecuniary legacy is a gift of a specific sum. Specific legacies can amount to property, shares, jewellery or other items of worth such as works of art. A residual legacy is the balance of your estate in whole or part after expenses and any other deductions have been made.

How do I leave a legacy to CCSS?
If you already have a will, it can be changed at any time during your life to reflect your changing priorities. To include CCSS as one of your beneficiaries, you will need to complete a legal document known as a Codicil Form, listing any amendments you may wish to make to your will.
 
Do I have to be rich to leave a legacy gift to CCSS?
Coroners' Courts Support Service is a registered charity that receives no government funding. We will always be enormously grateful for any amount people choose to leave us, no matter how small. It really is a case of every penny counts. Without the generosity shown by anyone who has ever made a CCSS donation we would be unable to continue with our important work.
 

Suggested Wording for Legacy Donations
 

Suggested wording for leaving a residual legacy
"Subject to the payment of my debts, funeral and testamentary expenses, I give the whole (insert percentage value) of my estate not otherwise disposed of by this my will to Coroners' Courts Support Service (Registered Charity No 1105899 of 65 Horseferry Road, London,  SW1P 2ED), for the general purposes of Coroners' Courts Support Service. I declare that the receipt of their Treasurer or other proper officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge."

Suggested wording for leaving a pecuniary legacy
"I give free of tax to  Coroners' Courts Support Service (Registered Charity No 1105899 of 65 Horseferry Road, London,  SW1P 2ED), the sum of £___ for the general purposes of Coroners' Courts Support Service. I declare that the receipt of any of its officers shall be a full and sufficient discharge."

Suggested wording for leaving a specific legacy
"I give to Coroners' Courts Support Service (Registered Charity No 1105899 of 65 Horseferry Road, London,  SW1P 2ED), absolutely (write in here whatever you wish to give) for the purpose of Coroners' Courts Support Service, and I declare that the receipt of their Treasurer or other proper officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge."

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