Leaving a gift in your will
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LEAVING A GIFT IN YOUR WILL

When writing a will, many people choose to leave a gift (financial or otherwise) to the Irish Red Cross. This final act of generosity is a gracious gesture that enables us to continue our work in Ireland and abroad.

Why leave a legacy to the Irish Red Cross

Having a Will ensures that your estate goes to the people and causes you care most about. After you have taken care of your family and loved ones, you can leave a truly memorable and inspiring legacy. Large or small, it is a special and personal way to make an impact on a cause you cherish most for the future. When the Irish Red Cross knows that someone has left us a legacy gift, it allows us to make long-term commitments to the communities we work in and respond immediately in crisis situations. Leaving a legacy in your Will to the Irish Red Cross will bring emergency relief to people suffering hunger, violence, and other unjust crises. Leaving a legacy will also help people who need rescue and care here in Ireland.

You can read more information about leaving a gift in your Will to the Irish Red Cross here: The legacy brochure

How to leave a Legacy?

 

There are three types of legacies that you can leave to the Irish Red Cross

1. A share of your estate (Residuary Legacy gift); once you've worked out what you're leaving to family and friends, even 1% of your estate can make the greatest difference.

2. A specific sum of money (Pecuniary Legacy donation); if you want to leave a lump sum of any amount to the Irish Red Cross, you specify this amount in your Will.

3. A specific item; maybe jewelry, a painting, or any item you wish to donate which you think will be of some value to the Irish Red Cross' work when sold.

Our Promise to You

1. We understand that your family and loved ones will always come first.

2. We will always respect your privacy. We recognize and appreciate that your Will is completely personal to you.

3. You can tell us that you've left a gift if you want to, and we'd love to hear from you if only to thank you - but you don't need to tell us and we won't keep asking you to.

4. We will give you and your family as much choice as we can about how and where your gift will be used to make the biggest difference.

5. You always have the right to change your mind about a gift in your Will to the Irish Red Cross.

6: We will use your gift to change the lives of people you care about; those who are most in need.

Contact Us

You can read more information about leaving a gift in your Will to the Irish Red Cross by downloading our legacy brochure here.




 

If you have any other queries please contact Frank at fphelan@redcross.ie or 01 642 4645, or Mackenzie at mellwood@redcross.ie to chat further about how you can leave this very special legacy gift.

FREE ONLINE WILL-WRITING SERVICE

The Irish Red Cross has partnered with www.lawonline.ie to offer you a service where you are able to draft a wide range of legal documents, including making or amending your Will. As an Irish Red Cross supporter, we want to offer you the opportunity to write or amend your Will free of charge using LawOnline's Will and codicil online drafting service.


OPTIONAL SOLICITOR REVIEW OF YOUR DRAFTED WILL

Once you have made your Will, if you would like it to be reviewed by one of LawOnline's solicitors (https://mcgroddybrennan.ie/), you can avail of this additional service at a significantly reduced fee.

You are not committed to leaving the Irish Red Cross a gift in your Will to take advantage of this service, but we would love it if you do.


HOW IT WORKS - CALL & CLICK

Call
Simply call our Legacy lead, Donya, on 01-642-4649 to receive a voucher code to avail of the offer. We will send you a voucher code for the service you want, including instructions.


Click
Once you have received your voucher code from us, it's over to you - click on the appropriate link below to make or amend your Will.


TO MAKE YOUR WILL

Comprehensive Will for A Married/Separated Person or Civil Partner:
Free of charge (from a standard charge of €75) for the online service or a reduced fee of €65 (from a standard charge of €130) for the online service with solicitor review. Click here

Comprehensive Will for An Unmarried Person:
Free of charge (from a standard charge of €75) for the online service or a reduced fee of €65 (from a standard charge of €130) for the online service with solicitor review. Click here

Mutual Will for Married Couples or Civil Partnerships:
Free of charge (from a standard charge of €75) for the online service and a reduced fee of €65 (from a standard charge of €130) for the online service with solicitor review. Click here

Mirror Will for Married Couples or Civil Partnerships:
Free of charge (from a standard charge of €75) for the online service and a reduced fee of €65 (from a standard charge of €130) for the online service with solicitor review. Click here

Letter of Wishes:
Free of charge (from a standard charge of €35) for the online service or a reduced fee of €28 (from a standard charge of €62) for the online service with solicitor review. Click here


TO AMEND YOUR WILL

Amend your Will to Make a Gift to an Irish Charity:
Free of charge (from a standard charge of €15) for the online service and a reduced fee of €15 (from a standard charge of €25) for the online service with solicitor review. Click here

Amend your Will to Make an Additional Gift to an Existing Beneficiary:
Free of charge (from a standard charge of €25) for the online service and a reduced fee of €25 (from a standard charge of €45) for the online service with solicitor review. Click here


USEFUL RESOURCES

You may find the following easy-to-read guides and videos useful in preparing to make or amend your Will.


Law guides

'How to make your Will (Part I)' Click here
'How to make your Will (Part II)' Click here
'Legacy giving' Click here

Video

'Your Will made easy' Click here

 
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