Leaving a legacy
Leave a legacy that frees people to live.
One in Four is committed to bringing people from simply surviving to fully living. Remembering One in Four in your will means we can keep helping individuals and families lift themselves out of the cycle of abuse and keep protecting children.
Legacies have the potential to transform our work allowing us to plan long-term funding for all our services.
Deirdre tells us why she’s leaving a legacy "I have seen so much suffering, knowing that I can make a difference after I go gives me peace of mind."
What could my legacy do?
- €150 could support a vulnerable family on their first steps in therapy and their start to live as a happy supportive unit
- €5,000 could pay for a year’s worth of individual therapy, to give back life and coping skills, to someone who has suffered the devastation of abuse
- €50,000 could fund an advocacy officer to help over 300 people nationwide a year with reporting, understanding justice and court accompaniments
Types of legacies
- Pecuniary - A gift of a specific amount of money.
- Residuary - A share of the rest of your assets that you have not already given away.
- Specific - A gift of a specific item.
- A Codicil - If your will is already made and you wish to leave a gift to One in Four, you will need to prepare a new will, or ask your solicitor to add a codicil (addition). A codicil needs to be witnessed and signed in the same way as the original will, and should be kept in the same place as the original will.
How to make a will
Perhaps surprisingly, it is actually quite an easy and inexpensive process.
Here are some tips:
- Find a solicitor - if you don't already use a solicitor, ask friends and family for a referral or search online or in the phone book.
- Make a list of what you own and each item’s rough value e.g. property, car, savings, insurance policies etc.
- Make a list of what you owe e.g. mortgage, other loans, overdraft, credit cards etc.
- Consider who you would like to manage your will when the time comes (your executors) and agree this with him/her/them.
- Consider your obligations to those closest to you and how you would like to divide your assets.
- Meet with your solicitor to discuss your plans and ask him/her to prepare your will. S/he should advise you in terms of the tax implications of leaving legacies to family, friends or charities
- If you would like to include a gift to One in Four, your solicitor will write this into your will.
If you decide to leave One in Four a legacy
We’d be very grateful if you could let us know. This is in no way binding, it just helps us to say thank you for your valuable support.
Would you like more information?
For more information about legacies please contact One in Four at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01 6624070 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 01 6624070 end_of_the_skype_highlighting