There are three main ways to leave a gift, with residuary gifts tending to be the most useful to us:
This type of gift is a share of your estate, for example 5%. Many people divide their estate into 100 equal units, and after giving to family and loved ones, they gift a number of units to Mind. Unlike a cash gift, leaving a share of your estate means your gift won't devalue over time.
A cash gift, known as a pecuniary gift is a fixed sum of money, for example £5000. These gifts are paid out of your estate first, and then what is left is divided up as per your instructions in you will.
A specific gift is a nominated object, for example artwork, a collection of records, or an antique. If you want to keep a particular item in your family, then this could be a good way to pass the item on.
We'd always recommend you have your will written by a solicitor or professional will-writing service, to prevent any future legal issues. If you'd like to leave a gift in your will to Mind, using the formal wording below with your solicitor will help ensure your wishes are carried out.
I give [insert percentage] of my residuary estate to Mind (registered charity number 219830), 2 Redman Place, London E20 1JQ to be applied for its general purposes. I declare that the receipt of the finance director or appropriate officer shall be a complete discharge to my trustees.
I give [insert amount] to Mind (registered charity number 219830), 2 Redman Place, London E20 1JQ to be applied for its general purposes. I declare that the receipt of the finance director or appropriate officer shall be a complete discharge to my trustees.
A gift to us – however big or small – is a gift to everyone with a mental health problem.
We give people experiencing mental health problems a crucial lifeline. In recent years, the number needing our support has continued to rise. And, with more and more people reporting suicidal thoughts, it's clear that future generations will need us even more.
We're determined to be there for everyone struggling to cope, and we depend on gifts in wills to do so. Your will is a personal matter, and taking care of those closest to you will be your priority. However, many of us also support the causes we care about - so we'd be grateful if you'd consider supporting us in this wonderful way.