At Aberlour, we recognise that not all children are born with an equal chance. Those born in the most deprived communities often struggle to access the same opportunities as others.
By leaving Aberlour a gift in your will, you could give these children an opportunity to have a brighter future. After taking care of your loved ones, even leaving just 1% of your estate to Aberlour would make a life-changing and lasting difference to the next generation.
Including Aberlour in your will is straightforward. When making or updating your will, you just need to let your solicitor know the following information:
Name of Charity:
Aberlour Child Care Trust
Scottish Charity Number:
Aberlour Child Care Trust, Kintail House, Forthside Way, Stirling, FK8 1QZ
If you don't have a will, we offer a free will writing service to all our supporters in partnership with professional solicitors.
Making a will is one of the most important things you can do to ensure that your family is cared for when you are no longer here.
With this in mind, we have teamed up with professional solicitors to offer a free wills service to all Aberlour supporters. Having a will prepared by a solicitor usually costs £150 for a single client and £240 for a couple. Our partner solicitors will make your will completely free of charge, and all we ask is that you consider donating to Aberlour in lieu of the free legal services you are receiving. You might also consider leaving a gift in your will to Aberlour – but of course, that is entirely up to you.
If you are interested in booking your free will appointment or finding out more about our free legal services, you can contact our solicitor partners directly using the contact details below.
You can also contact them if you already have a will, but your circumstances have changed, and you would like to have it reviewed by a professional.
Jones Whytle LLP is a SRA-Regulated Firm
Alternatively, you can contact Aberlour's Legacy Manager Dario Lozza who'll be happy to help you on 0777 222 6632 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also send him a letter at Aberlour Child Care Trust, Kintail House, Forthside Way, Stirling, FK8 1QZ.
For nearly 150 years, Aberlour has been there for disadvantaged children and families in Scotland. When you leave money to our charity in your will, it will be spent helping those in Scotland most in need.
If you're worried about the amount of Inheritance Tax that might have to be paid when you die, giving away some of your money to Aberlour in your will can reduce the bill.
No. By leaving a gift to Aberlour in your will, it will not count towards the total taxable value of your estate. This is called leaving a 'charitable legacy'.
The current inheritance tax threshold is £325,000, and the tax rate is a substantial 40%. So for every £1,000 over the threshold, an inheritance tax of £400 is payable to the Government instead of benefiting your loved ones or the charitable causes close to your heart.
However, as legacies left to charities are exempt from this tax, leaving a gift to Aberlour in your will can help you minimise any Inheritance Tax liability.
Leaving money to Aberlour Children's Charity can cut the Inheritance Tax rate on the rest of your estate from 40% to 36% if you leave at least 10% of your 'net estate' to Aberlour.
Leaving a legacy to Aberlour is really worth considering; not just you can reduce the amount of Inheritance Tax that might have to be paid on your estate, but you could also help transform the futures of some of Scotland's most vulnerable children; those who are marginalised or are born in the most deprived communities, who can often struggle to access the same opportunities as others.