What if I don’t have a will?

Thinking about the future and writing a will can be intimidating, but it can also be an incredibly positive experience, providing peace of mind and ensuring you can make a difference in people’s lives for years to come.

Families like Darren’s have been helped by gifts left in wills to Rainbow Trust. We couldn’t give our expert family support to so many families without such important and meaningful gifts. There are many important reasons to make sure you have a valid will; to ensure specific items of emotional value are passed on to the right person, to continue good work through causes you support and provide for those closest to you.

It’s not a legal requirement to have a will, but it’s the only way to make sure your estate is divided between those that you intend to benefit from it. Without a will, your estate might pass to the crown. A will can also help you avoid paying too much tax, so you can leave more to support your loved ones.

By writing a will, you’re taking a meaningful step towards ensuring the people and causes you care about are looked after in the way you would like. If you’re thinking of making your first will, or updating an existing one, you can find the answer to many questions about gifts in wills on our dedicated pages or read our Legacy Promise to our legacy pledgers. You can also talk to us in confidence about your wishes. Contact our Legacy Manger or call 01372 220085.