We rely on the generosity of many individuals to help us provide for ex-Service people now and in the future. Without legacies, the level of care we provide would be very different, and so would the lives of many of our residents.
Every penny counts
You don’t need to leave a lot of money to make a difference. Every gift, small or large, helps us care for veterans who sacrifice so much and who deserve the best care in return. Many young men and women who serve our country today with pride and courage may not need our help now – but they could in the future.
How legacies help people
Legacies help us provide further beds, specialist nurses and equipment and to extend our recreational programme to benefit all our veterans. Independence is precious to the people we care for and your gift can help us purchase physiotherapy equipment which allows greater access to mobility.
A small share of your estate could provide housing, an apprenticeship or training for a younger veteran to allow easier transition to civilian life after they are medically discharged.
When the time is right for you to include a charity in your will, please remember Erskine.
Types of legacy
There are three main types of legacy:
- Residuary – where the legacy is expressed as a percentage or remainder of your estate after expenses and other gifts have been deducted
- Pecuniary – a gift of a specified amount of money
- Specific – where a particular item – such as property, jewellery, or shares is bequeathed
You might also consider a reversionary legacy – or lifetime gift. This could be appropriate if you need to ensure that relatives or friends are provided for after you die. You can leave your house or income for their benefit during their lifetime. On their death, the property or any remaining income can be passed to Erskine.
Speak to a solicitor for more information about legacies.
Information for your will
If you do decide to leave a gift to Erskine in your will, these are the details your solicitor will need:
Our name – Erskine
Address – Bishopton, Renfrewshire, PA7 5PU
Scottish Charity Number – SCO06609
Adding a legacy to your will
If you’ve already written your will and want to change it to include Erskine, you can do this by adding a codicil to your existing will.
You should consult your solicitor when completing a codicil or reviewing your will and please, do not write on or amend your current will, as this could become invalid.
Already left a legacy for Erskine?
If you’ve already left a gift to Erskine in your will, thank you. Please let us know so we can keep you up to date with what’s happening at Erskine and invite you to attend ‘Meet Erskine’ events in your community.
You don’t have to tell us if you’ve made a legacy to Erskine, it’s entirely up to you. If you do send us any information it will be treated as confidential and we will not share your information with any third parties.
If you do want to be kept in touch, just email your name and address to Anne.McCallum@erskine.org.uk