How to include Joy in your Will

Find out how to include a gift in your Will to Sense

Making or changing a Will to include Sense is straightforward

First of all – thank you for considering this very special gift that will bring so much joy to children and families in the future.

To make a new Will or change an existing one we always recommend speaking to a solicitor. The process is usually fairly inexpensive, but as a Sense supporter you might also want to take advantage of our Free Will service which allows you to make a new simple Will or amend a simple Will without worrying about cost.

If you prefer to use your own solicitor, you can find one using the Law Society website, or by calling their enquiry line on 020 7242 1222.

What to do before talking to your solicitor

If you do want to include a gift to Sense in your Will, your solicitor will need the following details:

Registered address: Sense, 101 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9LG Purple stroke with orange heart and yellow star
Registered charity number: 289868

Before your conversation you might also want to think about how much you want to give, and what type of gift you’d like to make. Please remember that a gift of any size is much appreciated, and will bring so much joy for years to come. Even one per cent of your estate could have an incredible impact.

You’ll have a few options as to the type of gift you’d like to leave:

A share of your estate

After family and friends are provided for, you can leave a share of what remains to Sense. This type of gift (also known as a residuary gift) means you are less likely to need to update your Will in future, as it keeps up with inflation.

A fixed sum of money

You can leave an exact sum of money to Sense, for example £1,000. It is often worth reviewing this type of gift (also known as a pecuniary gift) from time to time, as inflation can affect its value.

A specific gift

You can also choose to leave us a specific gift, for example a piece of furniture, jewellery or even a property.

A reversionary gift

This gift provides financial support for a loved one who is deafblind or has other complex disabilities after your death. In the sad event of their passing, all or part of the remaining estate can be left to Sense or other causes that are close to your heart.

If you have more questions, you might want to visit our page of Frequently Asked Questions about gifts in Wills. Orange, yellow and purple stars

Alternatively, you can order your free legacy guide to gifts in Wills, which you can also take along with you if visiting a solicitor.

You can also get in touch with our Legacy Manager, Leesa Mathiesen, who would love to hear from you. You can email her at legacy@sense.org.uk or give her a call on 0207 014 9347.