The Rainbow Trust Legacy Promise

We are very grateful that you are considering doing something amazing by writing Rainbow Trust into your Will and make the following promises to all our legacy pledgers:

  • We will answer any questions honesty and quickly
  • We will respect your wishes and decisions at all times
  • We won’t put you under pressure; this is an important decision so please decide in your own time
  • You and your family will be treated in a respectful and considerate manner
  • We will use your special gift wisely and effectively
  • Your donation will be used in accordance with your wishes
  • What happens if I don’t have a Will?

    If you die without making a Will, this could result in your estate not going where you intended.

  • Why is it important to leave a Will?

    Leaving a Will ensures your wishes will be carried out after you have passed away and can secure an inheritance for your family and loved ones. If you are considering leaving a Gift to Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity in your Will, you will be investing in the future of families with a seriously ill child.

  • How do I leave a gift in my Will to Rainbow Trust?

    Thank you for thinking of Rainbow Trust in this incredibly special way. In the past year legacy gifts have helped us reach over 320 newly referred families, but thousands more desperately need our support. With increasing referrals, Gifts in Wills, however large or small, will enable us to make a lasting difference to even more families. Visit our  Gifts in Wills page for more information.

  • When should I make a Will?

    Life-changing events happen to all of us. A wedding, a birth, a divorce, a bereavement, even a lottery win can cause a shift in your priorities. If any of these have happened to you, or if you haven’t yet written a will, we would advise you to make a Will as soon as possible. Surprisingly, many people die without making a Will, which means family or friends may be left with difficult decisions to make. By contacting a solicitor and having your Will drawn up now, you can rest assured that your wishes are taken care of.

  • How do I go about changing my Will to include Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity?

    Amendments to an existing Will can be completed through the addition of a simple codicil form.

    Download the codicil form

  • Who do I talk to about making/amending my Will?

    We are delighted to be able to offer you the chance to write your simple Will for free through our partners at Guardian Angel. They can make the process of writing your Will extremely simple.

    You can write your own will online here by following a simple set of instructions. Online help is on hand in case you have any questions. Please make sure you enter the code RAINBOWTRUST-FREE in the promotional code box to claim your Will for free.

    If you would prefer to have your Will written over the telephone, please call their Freephone number to set up an appointment on 0800 773 4014.

    If you would like to visit a solicitor, one of the best ways to find one is through a recommendation from friends or family. Alternatively, you can find one through the Law Society. All practising solicitors are required to be registered with the Law Society.

  • How do I find a reputable solicitor?

    One of the best ways to find a solicitor is through a recommendation from friends or family. Alternatively, you can find one through the Law Society. All practising solicitors are required to be registered with the Law Society.

  • Should I inform you if I have left a Gift in my Will to Rainbow Trust?

    If you have decided to remember us in this special way, it would be really appreciated if you could let us know. It gives us the opportunity to thank you for the important decision you have made, and keep you informed about our plans for the future.

  • I’m an executor of a Will, what do I do?

    If you are acting as executor for the estate of someone who has left a Gift in their Will to Rainbow Trust, please contact us for any advice or assistance you may require or call 01372 220083.

  • How will Rainbow Trust use my gift?

    Leaving a legacy to Rainbow Trust is an incredibly special gift because it will help us support families in the years to come. You will be helping us provide support to families when they need it most. It is our belief that all families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness should have access to a Rainbow Trust Family Support Worker.

    In the past year legacy gifts have helped us reach over 320 newly referred families, but thousands more desperately need our support. With increasing referrals a Gift in a Will, however large or small, will enable us to make a lasting difference to even more families.

  • Can a gift to Charity help me pay less tax?

    Technically, yes. A gift to Rainbow Trust would be exempt from Inheritance Tax and could reduce the chance of your estate being subject to Inheritance Tax. Rainbow Trust strongly recommends that you speak to a solicitor regarding advice on tax issues.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact Hanne Widmer, our Legacy officer, by phone on 01372 220033 or at [email protected].

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