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    What you need to know about making a Will

    Why should I make a Will?
    Making a Will lets you decide how your belongings, money and assets are shared out after you are gone. It is probably one of the most important things you can do to ensure your wishes will be carried out.

    If you do not make a Will, the law decides how your belongings are distributed.

    When making your Will it is important to provide for those closest to you, but it can also be a wonderful opportunity to create a lasting legacy for the causes that mean the most to you.

    How do I write my Will?
    Using a solicitor is the best way to make sure that your Will is complete and that your wishes will be carried out as directed.

    Deaf Action does not recommend any particular solicitor but you must see a solicitor to make up your Will.

    Are there any tax benefits?
    Yes, when you leave a gift to Deaf Action in your Will it is free from inheritance tax. This means it could reduce the amount of inheritance tax that would be payable.

    We would advise you to consult a solicitor or tax advisor for information on inheritance tax.

    I’ve named Deaf Action in my Will; do I need to tell you?
    Choosing to remember a charity in you Will is a highly personal gift. It is your decision if you want to inform us of your intention. However, knowing about your gift will help us to plan ahead. It will also enable us to keep you in touch with our work, which we would very much like to do.

    I would like to remember Deaf Action in my Will, what information do I need?
    To ensure your gift makes its way to us, please include our full name, address and registered charity number when you draft or amend your Will:

    Deaf Action
    49 Albany Street
    Edinburgh EH1 3QY

    Registered charity number SC 009898