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A gift in your Will

Baby with mum and grandmother

Leaving a legacy is a precious gift

You may already support Cerebra, but there is another way that you can make a difference – by leaving Cerebra a gift in your Will.

We understand that your family and friends will always come first, but please do consider leaving a gift to Cerebra as well.

Income from legacies is a vital source of funding for the charity.  It gives us the security to plan our services so that we can continue to make a difference – funding further research and supporting more families.

The kind of gifts you can give:

We really do appreciate all gifts – large and small – and every pound received will make the lives of those who need our support a little bit easier. You can give:

  • A share of your estate – after you have provided for your family and friends, you can leave the remainder of your estate to us. This is called a residuary gift.
  • A cash gift – this is an exact sum of money and is called a pecuniary gift.
  • A specific gift – this could be a piece of jewellery or any other specific item you mention in your Will
Next steps:

Leaving a gift to Cerebra in your Will is very straightforward, but you should always seek independent legal advice from a solicitor to prepare your Will. That way your Will is legal and valid. To find your nearest solicitor, we suggest using the Law Society.

To leave a gift in your Will to Cerebra you must include the following details in it: Cerebra, 2nd Floor Offices, Lyric Building, King Street, Carmarthen SA31 1BD. Registered Charity Number: 1089812

 If you would like more information about leaving a gift in your Will, please contact our Legacy Team on 01267 244221 or give@cerebra.org.uk

Please consider leaving a legacy to Cerebra – together we can build a better future for thousands of children just like Seren:

Will and Trusts Event a Success

criminal-law-policyCerebra holds Parent and Carer Forums throughout the year and on 12th February, the first ever Family Forum for Preston was held at the town’s Space Centre.

The event was arranged by Maria Wilson, one of Cerebra’s Regional Officers and its aim was to inform parents on how to make a Will and set up a Discretionary Trust.

A brilliant presentation was provided by Hugh Jones, Solicitor who is a nationally recognised expert in Court of Protection Work. Hugh provided an extremely informative presentation on the importance of both making a Will and setting up a Discretionary Trust for children with additional needs.

Nineteen parent carers attended this special event and there was lots of questions put forward by parents and carers on their specific situation. Everyone who attended felt the presentation was worthwhile and that Hugh was great, explaining this very difficult subject in “layman’s language”.

After the presentation, attendees were introduced to Cerebra’s non means tested Wills and Trust Grant which is extremely straight forward to apply for and can provide parents or carers with a grant of £350 towards the cost of producing a Will.

The feedback from the event has been extremely positive so far and one parent wrote:

“Excellent topic and very much appreciated in setting people to makes plans and Wills. This is fantastically pro-active support for the young people you aim to help, so well done.”

Another said: “Like pensions and funeral plans, writing a Will was certainly bottom of my list of things to do! However, Hugh Jones Solicitor actual managed to turn a rather dry subject into something fairly simple, straightforward and relevant for me and my family. He explained the importance of putting these things into place now, not only for peace of mind but also to protect the financial future of my children. I left the forum, with knowledge; knowledge is power! I no longer felt lost and unsure of what to do next. I have applied to Cerebra for my funding voucher, which will cover the entire cost of my will or trust and I will be arranging an appointment with a solicitors next week. I would recommend that all parent carers go along to this forum if they get the chance.”

Hugh’s presentation from the event can be downloaded below.

Hugh Jones Presentation