Legacy

Leave a gift of hope

Help secure the future of Action Mental Health by leaving us a gift in your will.

After considering your loved ones, you may wish to leave a gift to Action Mental Health to support those in need.

How to leave a gift:

  • Visit your solicitor to make or amend your will
  • How you phrase your will depends on what type of gift you want to make to Action Mental Health
  • If you have already included Action Mental Health in your will, we are extremely grateful and would love it if you could let us know

If you decide to leave a gift to Action Mental Health, please include the correct charity name and address details. Including a charity number is good practice, in case a charity merges or changes its name. Action Mental Health’s details are:

Action Mental Health, accepted as a charity by the Inland Revenue under reference XN47959. Registered in Northern Ireland: 27 Jubilee Road, Newtownards BT23 4YH. Company No. NI5568. Registered with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC100753.

Types of gifts you can leave in your will:

  • A residuary gift: otherwise known as a share of your estate. This is when you give a portion of what you own to Action Mental Health.
  • Pecuniary gift (cash sum): a pecuniary gift can be a cash gift of any amount.
  • A specific gift: such as property, jewellery, or any other items of worth.

Leaving a gift to Action Mental Health could reduce your Inheritance Tax Bill and in certain circumstances reduce the rate of Inheritance Tax payable. You can find more information on Inheritance Tax on the HMRC website at www.hmrc.gov.uk/inheritancetax or by talking to your solicitor.

Useful wording:
If you would like to leave a gift to Action Mental Health in your will, we suggest the following wording which can be used, or amended, by your will writer.

‘I bequeath to Action Mental Health the sum of £ ….. or, all/part of the residue of my estate, to be applied to general purposes or (insert area of Action Mental Health’s work) and I declare that the receipt of the Honorary Treasurer, or Legacy Officer shall be sufficient discharge to my Executors’

 

Donations in lieu

Donations in memory of or in lieu of flowers can be a wonderful way for family and friends to celebrate and honour the life of a loved one.

Losing someone close can be a devastating time. However, many people raise money in order to celebrate the life of a loved one. You can set up a fundraising page through JustGiving to raise money where you can share memories about the person you are celebrating, as can others, while they donate.