Leave a gift in your Will

 

The Jamie’s Farm programme can be life changing for vulnerable young people – and you can make it happen for generations to come.

Gifts in Wills, also known as legacy gifts, provide vital funding for charities. For you, having an up to date Will gives peace of mind that loved ones are provided for. However, over half of adults in the UK don’t have a Will. If you are thinking about writing a Will, please read our FAQs below or read on to use our free Will service with Farewill.

 

In a new partnership with Farewill, we can offer you the opportunity to write your Will for free. There’s no obligation to remember Jamie’s Farm, but we hope you might consider a gift – Jamie’s Farm plans to be here for generations to come and with your help, big or small, we can be.

Farewill allows you to make a Will in four simple steps in under 30 minutes. As the 2019 and 2020 ‘National Will Writing Firm of the Year’ at the British Wills and Probate Awards you can be assured of expert service from their team of solicitors, with access to live support or over the phone if you need it. Every Will is proofread and approved by a qualified specialist, and once signed and witnessed will be legally binding.

How to begin? Head to their website and use the voucher code Jamiesfarm-web to claim your free Will or if you’d rather speak to someone on the phone, click opposite to request a callback. You need to notify the Customer Service team at the start of the call that you are a Jamie’s Farm supporter. 

To read more about writing your Will take a look at Farewill’s guides available on their website here.

 

 

“Due to my changes as a teen that was guided by Jamie’s Farm, I believe it has made me able to instil the right principles and morals into my own children today, and am forever grateful for the experience everyone looking after us on the farm brought to me.”

Torrie, visited in 2010 and speaking in 2019

A legacy gift is a specific item or donation left to a person(s) or cause in a Will. Once family and loved ones are taken care of, many like to consider supporting a cause they care about by including them in their Will. This provides vital funding for many charities in the UK, including Jamie’s Farm.

Key terms:

  • Residuary gifts: a proportion or share of an estate after all the other payments have been made.
  • Pecuniary gifts: a specified amount of money
  • Specific gifts: a particular item, such as property, valuables shares

  1. Write your Will. You can write your Will either by yourself, with a solicitor or use the Jamie’s Farm free Will service in partnership with Farewill. The question below details the information you will need to know before you write your Will.
    • If using Farewill: Farewill is available to supporters in England and Wales. A telephone service will be launching early 2021 for Scotland & Northern Ireland.
  2. Make it legal. If writing yourself you will need to ensure your Will is legal, you can check the criteria on the UK Gov website here. Using a Solicitor or a service like Farewill ensures a Will is valid and legal. Wills with a solicitor range in price from approximately £90 – £250.
  3. Update your Will. It is recommended to update your Will every 5 years and after major changes in your life (such as a change in relationship, having a child, moving house).
    • If using Farewill: Free unlimited updates are included for the first year with Farewill, after which they charge £10 a year for further updates and support. Supporters can opt-out of the update service at any time (including within the first year) and if opted-out your Will will need to be updated by making an official alteration called a codicil. Making a will: Update your will – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Whether you choose to write your Will yourself, with a solicitor or with Farewill, before you begin it will be helpful to consider the following:

  1. Have your personal information to hand – full name, date of birth, current address, relationship status and names and dates of birth of any children you have.
  2. Create an inventory of your Estate – this means listing all the money, bank accounts, property and possessions you own. You should also list any debts as this will be taken from the total estate value.
  3. Who will be your beneficiaries – consider the people who you want to receive your Estate, including loved ones, family members and your favourite charities.
  4. Choose your Executors – these are the people who you choose and trust to carry out instructions in your Will after your death.
  5. Who will be the legal guardian for your children – if you have children under 18, you’ll need to name a guardian who’ll be legally responsible for them.
  6. Think about other wishes – for example any specific funeral arrangements.

Thank you for wanting to support Jamie’s Farm with a gift in your Will. We would be delighted to speak more on this so do please contact the team using the contact details below.

When updating your Will please ask your solicitor to use our charity and address details below to ensure the gift is received:

Jamie’s Farm, a registered charity in England and Wales (1129544)

Registered address: Hill House Farm, Ditteridge, Box, Corsham, SN13 8QA

Contact us

To speak to someone at Jamie’s Farm about including a gift to Jamie’s Farm in your Will please call 01225 743608.

Please note, due to the pandemic our staff are currently working from home. Please email and we will come back to you as soon as possible.