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Will Power: Leaving a gift in your will FAQS

If you have any questions that are not answered here, or would simply like to speak with someone in confidence, please don’t hesitate to call our Fundraising Manager, Caroline Petersen, on 020 3119 0041 or email her at [email protected].

Since 1959 many Tibetans have lived under the oppression of the Chinese occupation in Tibet, or have had to flee to India and Nepal and settle in exile. Tibet Relief Fund works with Tibetans, empowering them to lead a fulfilled life. By leaving Tibet Relief Fund a gift in your will, you will help us to educate the young, support entrepreneurs, care for the elderly, rebuild lives and homes, and provide healthcare for all.

The cost of writing a will varies depending on how complicated it is. You can ask several solicitors what they charge before making your decision. However, a simple will normally costs around £200.

Tibet Relief Fund offers you the opportunity to make your will online for free – see this page or contact Caroline on 020 3119 0041 or [email protected] to find out more.

There are three types of gift you can leave in your will:

A share of your estate (residuary legacy) – This is a percentage of your estate after all other gifts and expenses have been paid. This option is a great way to support us and means you’re less likely to need to amend your will in future.

Even 1% of a modest amount of money makes a real difference to our work, and ensures those closest to you receive 99%.

  • A specific sum (pecuniary legacy) – This is a gift of a set amount of money
  • A specific item – This could be something valuable such as an antique, painting, property or shares that we would sell.

By leaving Tibet Relief Fund a gift in your will, you will help us to educate the young, support entrepreneurs, care for the elderly, rebuild lives and homes, and provide healthcare for all. If you would like your gift to support a particular project, we’re very happy for you to do this. If that project has been completed or is no longer being supported by Tibet Relief Fund at the time of your death, we would use any gift for any similar work we are supporting.

If you do already have a will and want to leave a gift to us, contact your solicitor and let them know your intentions. You can work with them either to:

(a) make a new will or
(b) a shorter and less expensive “codicil” (amendment).

Please ensure that your solicitor uses our full name: The Tibet Relief Fund of the United Kingdom, our charity number: 1061834, and our registered address: 2 Baltic Place, London, N1 5AQ.

Did you know that people who leave more than 10% of their estate to charity receive inheritance tax benefits?

If your estate is liable for inheritance tax (see here), we suggest you speak to your solicitor to discuss making a will and leaving a gift to us.

We have a free legacy information pack available which has more guidance on making your will. Download it here or contact us to request a pack in the post by calling 020 3119 0041, writing to us at 2 Baltic Place, London, N1 5AQ, or emailing [email protected].

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