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Leaving a Lasting Memory

Leaving a gift in your will is one of the most effective things you can do to help women and children to flee.

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A young women smiling while hugging an older person smiling.

Your Will is special and unique to you just like those you love. Who you include in it, how you split your estate up and who you ask to act as executors is all down to you and your choice. Therefore, why not leave a gift in your Will to a charity that you or a loved one admires?

Many supporters choose to remember their favourite charity in their Will once their family’s future has been safeguarded. Charitable legacies are exempt from inheritance tax, so by donating to Cyfannol Women’s Aid, you can significantly reduce the amount of tax payable on your state.

Leave a legacy of freedom. With a gift to Cyfannol in your Will, you can do so much to ensure that women and children receive the help and support they require in the years ahead.

Why Make a Will…

It is important for you to make a Will whether or not you consider you have many possessions or much money.

Give your assets to the people and causes you love most

You can plan for their financial future. This can mean putting aside money, at Cyfannol we recognise your loved ones will always come first but every donation will help make a difference.

Protect the rights of your partner if you are not married or in a civil partnership

Unmarried partners and partners who have not registered a civil partnership cannot inherit from each other unless there is a will.

Help to minimise inheritance tax paid on your estate

Under current law, if your estate is worth more than £325,000, your beneficiaries will have to pay 40% of the part of it that’s over the threshold to HMRC.

The chance to make a significant contribution to Cyfannol

Whatever size donation you make will have an impact to those we support, and we can work together to make your wishes come true.

With your gift we can make sure:

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Nobody faces abuse alone

Every year, our support services save lives and help thousands of women fleeing abuse. However, in order to provide them, we will need long-term funding. We couldn’t keep our doors open without kind legacy gifts and supporters.

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Attitudes change, and abuse stops

We engage with Gwent Police, local schools, and communities to offer them with resources that debunk myths and misconceptions regarding abuse while also assisting them in successfully responding to survivors.

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There is positivity for their future

You might be able to help us give survivors a better future of freedom and safety. Because of legacy donations, we could provide them with move-on homes after they leave the refuge and begin a new life.

Frequently asked questions

If you are thinking about leaving a gift in your Will, here are some frequently asked questions that may help you decide whether you want to support us.

One of the most profound ways you can support us long into the future is to leave them gift in your Will. Charities rely on gifts in Wills to continue their work.

When you first start planning your Will it can be a good idea to write down all your assets, liabilities and estate. You can then decide what you would like to leave and to whom. It may also be important to include any wishes you may have that you would like your loved ones to follow. 

Family and friends may be able to recommend a good solicitor. Alternatively, if you live in the UK you can find a local solicitor via The Law Society (see related links). 

No, family and friends always come first. But if, after taking care of them, you have even a small amount left, a gift to Cyfannol in your Will could make all the difference to the people we support in the future. 

Yes, this is especially true with a small charity such as Cyfannol Women’s Aid. Every donation, however small, makes a difference and enables us to provide information and support for those fleeing any kind of abuse.

Yes, but it is advisable to discuss this with us first. It’s not always possible for us to use a gift in the way you want, but we can work together on trying to make your wishes benefit us in the future.

No, gifts left to charities in your Will are tax-free. Use HMRC Calculator (see related links) to calculate how leaving a legacy in your Will would affect the tax you pay on your estate. for more information, please visit the GOV website.

No, there are three different types of gifts you can leave to charities:

  • Pecuniary gifts: a set amount of money
  • Residuary gifts: a percentage, or the whole, of your estate (what’s left after other specified gifts, costs, and tax)
  • Specific gifts: a specific object, asset or property

You will be able to discuss this with a professional advisor to make it clear exactly what you want to leave.

Donate In Memory

In memory giving is a wonderful way to remember someone, while also making a difference to people effected by a form of abuse.

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