After you have made sure your family and friends are looked after, why not consider investing in the future. Knowing that after you have gone, you can make a difference to the lives of older people, is one of the best gifts you can give. A gift left in your Will to Contact the Elderly, no matter how large or small, would enable us to make a profound difference to the lives of a greater number of lonely older people.
We have just produced our new legacy leaflet. To request this or if you would like more information please contact Debra Bollan on 020 7240 0630 or email
If you have a Will, you can make small change by using a document called a codicil. A codicil is a legal document that has to be signed and witnessed just like a Will. If you do not have a Will and would like help finding a local solicitor, or you would like to know more about how to go about making a Will, please contact Debra Bollan on the above details. Having an up-to-date Will brings a great sense of peace of mind and helps to reduce the anguish and complications for those who would have to deal with your affairs.
Angela Rippon says: "I've supported a number of charities during my lifetime, and it's something I want to continue to do as part of my legacy. Around 40,000 people will make or amend a Will this week alone, raising £40 million for good causes", explains Angela. "If just 6% more people included a gift to charity in their Will, we could raise an additional £40m this week, providing essential funding to help charities to continue their good work."
Donations made in memory of loved ones are very special gifts and are deeply appreciated by Contact the Elderly.
To make a donation in memory, please send a cheque made payable to Contact the Elderly, with details of whose memory the gift is being made and the names and addresses of those who are making the gift. This will enable us to send a thank you and receipt for the donation.