Leave a Legacy

A legacy is a lasting gift that will enable children all over the world to wish for more than just survival. It will help UNICEF plan long-term projects and give even more children a better start in life.  All children make wishes for the future….you can help UNICEF to make these come true.

UNICEF works with local communities and governments in over 190 countries and territories to help every child reach their full potential through long-term and emergency work in health care, education and protection for children at risk.

UNICEF helps the world’s poorest children to survive their first years of life. But we also want to help them develop their potential – physically, emotionally and intellectually.

If you would like to leave a legacy to UNICEF Ireland in your will, you can help more children have a chance for a better future.

Making a Will

You can make or update your will at any stage of your life, and it is important that you have one to ensure your wishes are carried out and those closest to you are provided for.

Making a will is usually very straightforward; however we recommend you consult your solicitor to ensure that everything is in order.

If you already have a will, it is important to update it if your circumstances change – for example if you move house. Major changes will mean that you will need to make a new will. But if the changes are small, you can make a simple addition to your current will – this is called a codicil, and can be drawn up easily by a solicitor.

There are three types of gifts you can make through your will:

  1. A specific gift: a particular item such as a piece of jewellery;
  2. A pecuniary gift: a fixed amount of money;
  3. A residual gift: a gift from the residue of your estate, or a part of it, after all the individual gifts have been made.

For most people, the best way to leave a gift to charity is to make a residual gift. That way you can be certain that those closest to you are taken care of first.

For more information please contact UNICEF Ireland on 01 878 3000 or email info@unicef.ie

 

 

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