Legacies

Amersham bereavement group (image: Jacky Chapman)Have you written your Will?

Dying without a Will can make what is already a difficult time a lot harder for your family. Use our partnership scheme with Irwin Mitchell to write or update your Will and Cruse will receive a payment for every Will written. Read more

Leave Cruse a legacy

When you write your Will you are making sure your family and friends will be looked after when you are gone. By including a legacy to Cruse you can ensure that those you leave behind and future generations can continue to rely on Cruse Bereavement Care. Read more

Write your Will

Research suggests that more than two-thirds of people in the UK don't have a Will. Many people believe they are either too young to write a Will or that it's too expensive, or they don't have enough money or property to make writing a Will worthwhile. The truth is that dying without a Will can make what is already a difficult time a lot harder for your family.

Our new partnership with Irwin Mitchell solicitors offers Cruse clients and supporters a competitive Will-writing service, and Cruse will receive a payment for every Will written at no extra cost to you. Typically Cruse will receive £25 for a standard single Will via the postal service or £50 for ‘mirror’ Wills (two Wills for a couple with very similar wishes).

Please contact Irwin Mitchell on 0330 123 3882 or email wills@irwinmitchell.co.uk (quote ‘Cruse’) for more information on how you can make or update your Will.

What will happen when I call?

After talking to one of Irwin Mitchell's advisors you will receive a simple two-page Will Writing instruction form. Once you have completed and returned the form Irwin Mitchell can begin preparing your Will (and contact you to discuss further if needed). You will have the opportunity to review and approve a draft of the Will, and then the original is sent to you for signing.

Please contact Irwin Mitchell on 0330 123 3882 or email wills@irwinmitchell.co.uk (quote ‘Cruse’) for more information on how you can make or update your Will.

Leave Cruse a legacy

What could your legacy be?

Little girl at Birmingham Bereavement Family Support Group (Image: Jacky Chapman)When you write your Will you are making sure your family and friends will be looked after when you are gone. By including a legacy to Cruse you can ensure that those you leave behind and future generations can continue to rely on Cruse Bereavement Care.

As the UK’s leading bereavement charity we exist to support adults, children and young people who are grieving the death of someone close. Your legacy can help us offer support to people in need face-to-face or through our helplines. Your gift can be used to train and empower bereaved young people to support each other through our youth website Hope Again. It can help us continue to improve our services for groups with specific needs – such as those bereaved through suicide or drugs and alcohol. Legacies help us campaign for a fair deal for all bereaved people, and to research the best ways to help and support those in need.

Our ambitious plans can only be realised with the support of those who understand the value of our work. Please remember us in your Will and help us make sure all bereaved people have somewhere to turn when someone dies.

Gifts left to charity are exempt from tax, and very generous gifts can help you reduce the amount of inheritance tax your relatives will have to pay. 

Use our partnership scheme and we benefit twice

Our partners Irwin Mitchell can advise you on a wide range of help with practical and financial matters regarding your estate. If you decide to instruct Irwin Mitchell to help in any way, they will make a payment from their fees to Cruse Bereavement Care.

Call Irwin Mitchell Solicitors on 0330 123 3882 or email wills@irwinmitchell.co.uk (quote ‘Cruse’)'.

 

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