How to Leave a Legacy

How to Leave a Legacy

It’s so easy to leave a gift in your will – There are 4 simple ways:

Having a Will ensures that what you own goes directly to the people and causes you care most about. If, like many of our supporters, you chose to remember Focus Ireland in your Will, we are honoured and want to say a heartfelt thank you.

We suggest that you speak to your solicitor to make sure that your wishes can be carried out in the way you would like. We’re always here to answer any questions you may have about including a gift to Focus Ireland.

  1. Pecuniary Gift

A pecuniary gift in a Will is a gift of a specific sum. Remember, any amount, whatever you can afford after family and friends are taken care of, is priceless in the battle to fight homelessness.

I give the sum of €__ to Focus Ireland and I direct that the Treasurer or other proper officer for the time being of said Organisation shall be proper and sufficient discharge for the same

  1. Residuary Gift

A residuary gift in a Will is a gift of part of an estate. This is a share of your estate that hasn’t been promised to family or friends. These kind of gifts are enormously valuable in supporting our work.

I give to Focus Ireland a fraction (insert fraction) of the residue of my estate, and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other officer for the time being of the said Organisation shall be a full and sufficient discharge of the same

  1. Specific Item

This is where you generously select a specific item of value like stocks, shares, jewelry, property, the proceeds of a life assurance policy or other valuable items.

I bequeath (the item specified) to Focus Ireland and I direct the Treasurer or other proper officer for the time being of the said Organisation shall be proper and sufficient discharge for the same

  1. Codicil to a Will

A codicil to a Will is an addition to a will. If you have already written a will but decide you would like to leave a gift for Focus Ireland in your will you can ask a solicitor to add a codicil, or an addition to your original will. A codicil is simple to add and is signed in the same way as your original will, with a witness present and will be added to a permanent part of the will.