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Types of gift

When deciding to leave a gift to Barnardo's, there are many things to think about. Naturally, you will want to make sure you take care of your loved ones first, making sure that any gift you may choose to leave to us does not impact on your ability to provide for them.

That's why you may want to consider a residuary gift.

Residuary gift: A residual gift is a remainder or a percentage of whatever is left from your estate once provision has been made for your friends and family. This type of gift is also inflation proof since the proportion of your gift will stay the same over time and you won't have to update your Will in the future.

10% of a £350,000 estate could give 100 young people the chance to have hands-on training in a particular industry so they can build their self confidence, live an independent life and achieve a brighter future.

Pecuniary gift: This is a gift of a specific amount of money. You might suggest to your solicitor or Will-writer that your cash gift is index-linked to ensure that its value increases with inflation.

£5,000 could pay for 33 overnight stays for children and young people with disabilities to enable vital respite care and equally a chance for the child or young person to gain new experiences.

Specific gift
This is the gift of a specific item such as property, jewellery or other valuables.

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