A gift in your Will is a memorable way of showing that you believe in the future of families who have a seriously ill child

  • What happens if I don’t have a Will?

    If you die without making a Will, this could result in your estate not going where you intended.

  • Why is it important to leave a Will?

    Leaving a Will ensures your wishes will be carried out after you have passed away and can secure an inheritance for your family and loved ones. If you are considering leaving a Gift to Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity in your Will, you will be investing in the future of families with a seriously ill child.

  • How do I leave a gift in my Will to Rainbow Trust?

    Thank you for thinking of Rainbow Trust in this incredibly special way. In the past year legacy gifts have helped us reach 1,692 families, only 25% of those who desperately need our support. With increasing referrals, Gifts in Wills, however large or small will enable us to make a lasting difference to even more families. Visit our How to leave a gift in your Will page for more information.

  • When should I make a Will?

    We would advise you to make a Will as soon as possible. Surprisingly, many people die without making a Will, which means family or friends may be left with difficult decisions to make. By contacting a solicitor and having your Will drawn up now, you can rest assured that your wishes are taken care of.

  • How do I go about changing my Will to include Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity?

    Amendments to an existing Will can be completed through the addition of a simple codicil form.

    Download the codicil form

  • Do I need to use a solicitor when making/amending my Will?

    While there are many ‘self-service’ Will packs available, we strongly recommend that you consult a solicitor to ensure your wishes are accurately accounted for.

  • How do I find a reputable solicitor?

    One of the best ways to find a solicitor is through a recommendation from friends or family. Alternatively, you can find one through the Law Society. All practising solicitors are required to be registered with the Law Society.

  • Should I inform you if I have left a Gift in my Will to Rainbow Trust?

    If you have decided to remember us in this special way, it would be really appreciated if you could let us know. It gives us the opportunity to thank you for the important decision you have made, and keep you informed about our plans for the future.

  • I’m an executor of a Will, what do I do?

    If you are acting as executor for the estate of someone who has left a Gift in their Will to Rainbow Trust, please contact our Legacy Manager on 01372 220083 or email Jo Harding. She can also provide any advice or assistance you may require.

  • How will Rainbow Trust use my gift?

    Leaving a legacy to Rainbow Trust is an incredibly special gift because it will help us support families in the years to come. You will be helping us provide support to families when they need it most. It is our belief that all families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness should have access to a Rainbow Trust Family Support Worker.

    In the past year legacy gifts have helped us reach 1692 families, only 25% of those who desperately need our support. With increasing referrals a Gift in a Will, however large or small will enable us to make a lasting difference to even more families.

  • Can a gift to Charity help me pay less tax?

    Technically, yes. A gift to Rainbow Trust would be exempt from Inheritance Tax and could reduce the chance of your estate being subject to Inheritance Tax. Rainbow Trust strongly recommends that you speak to a solicitor regarding advice on tax issues.

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