Leave a Legacy to CINI

You can leave a specific sum of money or an item such as jewellery or a piece of art to help further Child In Need India’s work to stand up for the rights of poor mothers and children in India. You can leave a share in, or all of, what’s left of the value of your estate after all bills have been paid and all other legacies have been distributed.

If you already have a will, it’s quick and simple to include a gift to Child In Need India. You won’t need to rewrite your will; a qualified solicitor can draft an amendment (called a codicil) for a minimal cost.

Template wording for Wills
If you have decided to remember Child In Need India in your Will we recommend taking this wording to your solicitor.

Here are our suggestions for:

  • Residuary
  • Pecuniary
  • Specific
  • Reversionary legacies

It is important that the following clause is included in your Will, whichever wording you need to use:

“If at my death any charity named as a beneficiary in this Will or any Codicil hereto has changed its name or amalgamated with or transferred its assets to another body then my executors shall give effect to any gift made to such charity as if it had been made (in the first case) to the body in its changed name or (in the second place) to the body which results from such amalgamation or to which such transfer has been made.”

Please remember to use our full name Child In Need India, registered charity number SC029591 and the correct registered address which is: 22 Snowdon Place, Stirling, FK8 2JN

Leaving a percentage of your estate (a residuary will)
I give (%) of the residue of my real and personal estate which I can dispose of by Will in any manner I think proper charity name (charity registration number) of charity address and the receipt of the Honorary Treasurer or the proper officer for the time being of charity name shall be a complete discharge to my executors.

Leaving a set sum (a pecuniary bequest)
I give the sum of …… to charity name (charity registration number) of charity address and the receipt of the Honorary Treasurer or other proper officer for the time being of Child In Need India shall be a complete discharge to my executors.

Leaving a named item (a specific legacy bequest)
I, give to charity name (charity registration number) of charity address absolutely, my (name and description of item).

Setting up a life interest trust (reversionary legacy)
My trustees shall hold […] on trust for […] during his lifetime and, following his death, hold the capital and income for charity name (charity registration number) of charity address and the receipt of the Honorary Treasurer or other proper officer for the time being of Child In Need India shall be a complete discharge to my trustees.

Finding a local solicitor
Even if your will is very simple, it is generally advisable to use a solicitor to draw it up.
The Law Society has a solicitor finding service at www.lawsociety.org.uk/choosingandusing/findasolicitor.law or call them on 020 7242 1222