Making a Will is vitally important in ensuring your savings and possessions go to the people and causes you care about. Your will reflects the person you are, the values you hold and shows the love to the people and causes you hold close to your heart.   

If you die without making a Will, you are said to have died “intestate”. If this happens, UK law will specify who inherits your estate (property, personal possessions and money), rather than who you would like it to go.

By writing a Will, you decide who you want to benefit. You can ensure your loved ones and the causes you care about are provided for in exactly the way you wish.

And if you do want to consider leaving a gift to North East Autism Society in your Will, no matter how small, it will mean your values live on and you’ll continue to change lives long into the future.

Getting Started

Before you make a Will, you need to have an idea of what your estate is worth and how you would like it to be divided among the people and causes you care about. We advise you draw up a list of your assets, including any outstanding debts you might have, and make a rough estimate of the value of each.

Then decide who you would like to leave your assets to, and what you would like them to have. Also think about who your executors will be (the person or people who will make sure your wishes are carried out), as well as any legal guardians for dependents.

Once your will is made, make sure it is kept up-to-date with the changes in your life.

Writing your Will

We have joined forces with Remember A Charity and Co-op Legal Services to offer our supporters 20% off the Co-op’s Will writing services and access to free advice and support if you want to write or update your Will.

Co-op Legal Services is trusted for its strong ethical beliefs and socially responsible working.

There is no obligation to leave us a gift when using our Will-writing services, but we hope that you will consider helping us to support autistic people to have the best future.

If you would like to find out more this offer, please visit Remember a Charity website for further guidance and information, or contact us:

[email protected]

https://www.rememberacharity.org.uk/making-a-will

Remember us in your will

How do I leave a gift?

Leaving a gift in your Will is actually easier than you might think: it’s not complicated or something only the rich and famous do.

After providing for your family and friends, you can choose to leave a gift to us in your Will to help us to continue to provide our vital services. You are completely in control of how much you choose to give. Whatever the size of your gift, it will make a huge difference to the people we support.

Whether you have a Will already, or you are planning to write your first Will, leaving a gift to North East Autism Society is easy to do.

I need to make a Will

Through our partnership with Remember a Charity we are able to offer a specially discounted Will through Co-op Legal Services and access to free advice and support if you want to write or update your Will.

You can visit the Remember A Charity website to start this process, as well as some useful tips and advice. Alternatively give us a call if you would like any further information.

We suggest that you always get help from a solicitor to ensure your wishes for your family and any charities you support will be clearly understood and recorded correctly.  Remember A Charity can also help to find a solicitor in your local area, who will be able to advise you on leaving gifts to charities when making a Will. https://www.rememberacharity.org.uk/making-a-will/find-a-solicitor/

I already have a Will

If you have a Will already set up, you can add a codicil to update your wishes. A codicil is a way to add a gift to your latest Will.

Alternatively, you can make a new Will. Once a new Will is written, any Wills made by you in the past become void.

Adding a Codicil

It is possible to amend your existing will by using a codicil, without having to re-write the entire document. You must keep the codicil with (but not attached to) your Will.

If you have a Will but would now like to add a gift to North East Autism Society you can use our simple codicil form, included in our free Information Pack.

If you have any questions about writing a codicil or updating your will, you should seek advice from a solicitor.

For further information on making your Will please see our FAQs or request our free Information Pack. Remember a Charity website also has a wealth of information and advice on making and amending Wills.

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Leaving a gift in your Will is actually easier than you might think: it’s not complicated or something only the rich and famous do. After taking care of your family and friends, even a small amount can make a huge impact for the people we support.

A gift in your Will could help us to provide care, support and services for autistic children, adults and their families, for generations to come.

If you have decided to leave a gift to NEAS in your will, it would be very helpful to us to know that you have done so to help us to plan for the future.

Completing the pledge form below will allow us to thank you properly, and with your permission, enable us to keep you up to date with the work and news of the Society.

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