South East and Central Essex Mind, 112a Southchurch Road

Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 2LX

Charity registration number 1148451

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Your Will is one of the most important documents you will write in your lifetime, outlining your wishes about what will happen to your money and possessions at the time of your death. It also allows you to take care of the people closest to you and to leave a gift to causes that are important to you.

If you die without a valid Will, your estate is classed as “intestate” and there are rules laid down as to where your estate will pass. It is therefore very important that you have an up-to-date and professionally written Will that truly reflects your wishes. If you do not have a Will, making one is your first step to leaving a legacy to South East and Central Essex Mind.

If you have already made a Will, it is a simple process to amend it to include a legacy to South East and Central Essex Mind. Depending on the significance of the changes you’d like to make to your existing Will, it may be possible to use a codicil to make your amendments. A solicitor can advise on the best course of action. 

It’s important to keep your Will up to date. Changing circumstances could make a Will invalid so you may like to check your Will regularly after it has been made to make sure it still reflects your wishes.

The different types of legacy you can leave in your Will

You can choose to help the next generation of people with mental health issues with any of the following types of legacy gift in your Will:

·A share of your estate

​Once you have taken care of your family and friends, you can leave a share or the remainder of your estate to us. This is called a “residuary gift”. ​

Suggested wording:
“I give all OR [ ]% of the residue of my estate to South East and Central Essex (Registered Charity No 1148451 in England and Wales) of 112a Southchurch Road, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 2LX, for its general purposes absolutely and the receipt of its Treasurer or other proper officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my executors”.

 

·A gift of money in your Will

​You can choose to leave us a specific amount of money, outlined in your Will. This is called a “pecuniary gift”.

​Suggested wording:
“I give free of tax the sum of £____ to South East and Central Essex (Registered Charity No1148451 in England and Wales) of, 112a Southchurch Road, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 2LX, for its general purposes absolutely and the receipt of its Treasurer or other proper officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my executors”.

 

·A specific gift in your Will

​You can choose to leave us a specific item, such as jewellery or a house when making a Will. This is called a “specific gift”.

​Suggested wording:
“I give to South East and Central Essex (Registered Charity No1148451 in England and Wales) of 112a Southchurch Road, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 2LX, for its general purposes absolutely my ____ [name and description of item] and the receipt of its Treasurer or other proper officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my executors”.

Thank you for considering leaving a legacy gift in your Will to people suffering with mental health issues in South East and Central Essex. If you'd like to talk to us about leaving a gift in your Will, please ring 01702 601123.

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