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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. I'd like to make a gift to Barnardo’s in my Will. What basic information do I need to include?
    The most important information you need to include is the charity’s registered name, address and charity number. Please see our details below:

    Barnardo's, Tanners Lane, Barkingside, Ilford, Essex, IG6 1QG
    Registered charity number: 216250
    Scotland charity number: SC037605

  2. Can I add Barnardo’s to my existing Will?
    It is important to keep your Will up-to-date. If you wish to make other amendments as well it may be wise to have a full update. Barnardo’s offers free Wills to supporters in these circumstances.

  3. Are there any tax benefits to leaving a gift in my Will to Barnardo’s?
    If you leave a gift in your Will to a charity (e.g. Barnardo’s) the gift is exempt of inheritance tax. This means it is deducted from the total value of your estate before the calculation for inheritance tax is made.

  4. Do I have enough to leave a gift in my Will?
    Any gift in a Will, no matter how large or small will make a difference. It is a misconception that a legacy needs to be of a large value. Many supporters find it most helpful to leave a ‘Residuary’ gift in their Will. This is a percentage of the remainder or ‘residue’ of your estate when all other gifts and payments have been made. In this way, you do not need to worry about having enough, as the gift will simply come from whatever is left over. For further information, please contact us.

  5. What will you do with my money if I include Barnardo’s in my Will?
    With the money from a gift in your Will, we are able to reach out a helping hand to children who need a brighter future. Gifts in Wills are our lifeblood. Without them we simply couldn’t help all the children we do. Almost half of our voluntary income each year comes from gifts in Wills. By leaving a gift in your Will to Barnardo’s you can make a lasting difference.

Confused about the terms used? See our Glossary of terms.

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