A gift in your will means more research into better treatments for crohns and colitis.
Legacies are an extremely valuable source of income for all charities and CICRA is extremely grateful for any that we receive. Thanks to generous benefactors, we have been able to fund more research fellows - who are now practising consultant paediatric gastroenterologists - and more PhD studentships and projects. All of these have helped us understand more about inflammatory bowel disease and brought us a step closer to better treatments or an eventual cure.
CICRA will always respect the wishes of the legatee or their family if there are certain wishes as to the way the funds are used and we will ensure that it is properly administered and acknowledged.
Some donations come as a direct bequest and others as part of the residue of a will which is distributed to charities by the Executors/Trustees of the Will using their own discretion as to the wishes and desires of the deceased.
Making a will is very simple and you can do it yourself but it may save problems arising later if it is done by a solicitor or with the help of Citizens’ Advice. Making a will is often spoken about but is something that we all tend to put off but if you die without making a will your estate will be distributed according to the law of intestacy and this might not be in accordance with your wishes.
All bequests to charities are taken from the estate before tax and therefore help to reduce the amount of tax payable. We invite you to consider including CICRA among those you wish to benefit from your estate. If you wish to give a particular sum to CICRA, the wording should be:
“I give and bequeath the sum of £………..to the Crohn’s in Childhood Research Association, Pat Shaw House, 13-19 Ventnor Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM2 6AQ and direct that the receipt of The Treasurer for the time being shall be a good discharge to my Executors”
Alternatively, you may wish to leave CICRA the remainder of your estate, after other specific bequests have been settled, in which case your will should include:
“I give and bequeath the residue of my estate to the Crohn’s in Childhood Research Association of Pat Shaw House, 13-19 Ventnor Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM2 6AQ and direct that the receipt of the Treasurer for the time being shall be a good discharge to my Executors”
You may have already made your will and now wish to include a bequest to CICRA, in which case, you should execute a codicil to your Will.
In all cases, of course, the document must be correctly witnessed.
Thank you for considering making a lasting gift that will help children affected by crohns and colitis for generations to come.
download our brochure about gifts in wills
Your gift can have a lasting impact on the lives of children with inflammatory bowel disease. Our brochure explains how you can help us support more families and research a cure.download our gifts in wills brochure