Thank you for considering leaving a gift to the ITP Support Association in your will and helping to fund the work of the ITP Support Association and research into Immune thrombocytopenia.

There are 3 main types of gift you can make:

  • residuary – a share in, or all of, what's left of the value of your estate after family and friends have been taken care of
  • pecuniary – a specific sum of money
  • specific – an item such as jewellery or a piece of art

The advantage of leaving a share (also known as a residuary gift) is that it stays the same over time and you won't need to change your will to keep up with inflation.

This planning form guides you through the steps you need to consider when you write your will and it helps you gather your thoughts and plans in one place.

 

Making a Will - Planner Form - PDF Form

If you already have a will and you want to include a gift to the ITP Support Association (sometimes called a legacy), there may not be any need to rewrite it.

You can ask a qualified professional such as a solicitor to add an amendment (called a codicil). As a general rule, if the change you wish to make is quite small or simple, you can use a codicil, and if the change is more significant or complex you should make a new will.

Codicil Form for the ITP Support Association - PDF Form

 

Suggested wording for making your gift to the ITP Support Association

This suggested legal wording will assist your solicitor in drawing up or amending your will to include your gift to help our vital work.

 

Wording for a residuary gift

I give the residue of my estate to The ITP Support Association, The Platelet Mission, Kimbolton Road, Bolnhurst, Beds, MK44 2EL Registered Charity Number 1064480 * for its general charitable purposes (which includes research). I further direct that the receipt of the Chief Executive (CEO) or other proper officer of the said charity for the time being shall be a full and sufficient discharge for the said gift.

 

Wording for a gift of money or an item

I give the sum of £_____ (or the item specified) to The ITP Support Association, The Platelet Mission, Kimbolton Road, Bolnhurst, Beds, MK44 2EL Registered Charity Number 1064480 for its general charitable purposes (which includes research). I further direct that the receipt of the Chief Executive (CEO) or other proper officer of the said charity for the time being shall be a full and sufficient discharge for the said gift.

 

Note

We can not recommend a particular solicitor to make your will but we suggest you contact the Law Society who can provide details of solicitors in your area, including those who specialise in wills. We always recommend that your will is drafted by a qualified professional such as a solicitor as their businesses are regulated by law.