Leaving a legacy
The impact of legacy donations via a person’s Will to the TSA has been huge, funding almost half of the work that we do to support people living with TSC.
Leaving the TSA a gift in your will is a wonderful and powerful gesture, allowing you to continue to help the TSC community even after you are no longer here.
Large or small, legacy donations are very special. If everyone in the UK gave away 1% of their estate as a charitably legacy, it would generate a further £71m towards good causes this year alone.
Our legacy promise
We understand the significance of legacy giving and make these promises:
- We will never pressure someone considering a legacy donation. We understand this is a big decision and want you to decide in your own time
- We will respect your privacy. You don’t have tell us why you would like to provide us with a legacy, nor will we even ask the size or type of legacy if it has been left in your Will
- We absolutely understand that your loved ones come first in your Will
- We promise to use your gift wisely, cost-effectively and in accordance with your wishes. Every penny you give will work its hardest
- We understand that circumstances change and there might come a time where you change your mind
- We’ll do our best to keep you updated about the work of the TSA, in whichever way you’d prefer
Ways to leave a legacy in your Will
There are a number of ways that a legacy can be left to the TSA in a Will:
- Giving a share of your estate. This is called ‘Residuary Legacy’. After deciding what you are leaving to loved ones, you can donate some or all of what is left. This type of gift is inflation proof and will save you having to update your Will in the future
- A specific sum of money. This is called ‘Pecuniary Legacy’. If you want to leave a specified sum to the TSA, simply list the amount in your Will
- A specific item. You might choose to leave a specific item, such as jewellery, something collectable or any other item that could be of value
If you already have a Will in place but would like to update it to include a gift to the TSA, you just need to fill out a codicil (amendment) form.
Please remember that homemade Wills can be problematic. It is recommended that you contact a solicitor or a member of the Institute of Professional Will Writers to get your Will in place.