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A gift to YMCA England & Wales in your Will is a lasting commitment that could make a wonderful impact on future generations.

After making provisions for your family and friends, by remembering YMCA England & Wales in your Will, you will be helping to ensure that homeless and vulnerable young people always have somewhere to turn to for years to come.

Find out how a gift in your Will can make a wonderful difference to young people.


Q: What type of gift should I leave?

A: With a residuary gift, you can leave a percentage or the whole of your remaining estate, once all debts and other gifts have been paid. Many supporters choose a residuary legacy because it keeps pace with inflation and it’s a way to make sure that everyone can be considered.

Choose a pecuniary gift, and you will specify a sum of money to leave YMCA, but it could be significantly affected by inflation.

Any gift, whatever the size, will make an enormous difference to the life of a young person who has nothing.

Q: Do I need to draw up a new Will?

A: If you have a Will and just want to add a gift to YMCA, you can simply add a Codicil. You should ask your solicitor to help you ensure your wishes are known and acted upon, or you can contact YMCA on 020 7186 9518 to request a Codicil form.

Q: Do I need a solicitor?

A: We advise you to consult a solicitor whether you’re making or changing your Will. This way you can be sure that instructions are clear and your wishes can be carried out. You can find a solicitor in your area at www.lawsociety.org.uk or call 020 7320 5650 (Mon-Fri 9:00-17:30).

Q: Who should I choose as executor?

A: Consider whether a close friend or family member is the right person to ensure your wishes are carried out. Some people choose to pay a bank or a solicitor to act as executor.

Q: What is inheritance tax?

A: Some estates are liable for inheritance tax. The threshold changes and you can find the latest details at www.gov.uk/inheritance-tax

For more information on leaving a legacy to YMCA

Get our Will Guide: you can download our free Will Guide or email us to request one to be posted to you.

Read our Legacy Pledge: Our promise to you and your legacy.

Get in touch:  If you have any questions about leaving a legacy to YMCA, please contact Debbie Bland on 020 7186 9518 or email supporterservices@ymca.org.uk

Share your intentions with us

If you have already made a decision to leave a legacy to YMCA England & Wales, please let us know using our online form, so we can keep in touch appropriately. Anything you tell us will be kept confidential and isn’t legally binding.