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Leave a Will, leave a Legacy

National Wills Week will take place from 11 to 15 September 2017, where a number of attorneys’ practices in all nine provinces of South Africa participate in a national initiative to draft basic Wills for members of the public at no cost.

Having a Will empowers you to decide how your estate will be distributed in the interest of your loved ones. We would all like to be remembered after passing on and leaving a charitable gift in your Will means that you can support the organisations which reflect the values that you have held dear in your lifetime.  There can also be tax benefits for your estate when you nominate a charitable organisation as a beneficiary in your Will.

100% of all gifts to the Children’s Hospital Trust are used directly for priority projects and programmes, not a cent is spent on operational costs.

What is a charitable Legacy gift ?

A charitable legacy is when you leave a gift in your Will to a charitable cause. Some people leave their entire estates, but most leave a modest sum or a residual gift after taking care of their loved ones. However much you choose to leave is up to you, but you can rest assured that every single charitable legacy counts, no matter how large or small.

Many people find that deciding to leave a legacy to benefit others after they’ve gone is one of the most rewarding experiences of their lives, knowing that their generosity and forethought will make a difference to the future of others

If you don’t have a legal adviser it’s very easy to find one who will draw up a Will for you.  During National Wills Week, participating law firms will draw up a basic Will free of charge.  It is advisable to make an appointment in advance with your chosen adviser.

Click here to find an adviser in your area.


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