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Please think about leaving a legacy to Act4Africa in your will to help us in our vital work …

There are so many opportunities to make a lasting difference in a hurting World but it is also so easy to let them pass us by without responding to that call of our hearts to action.

Martin and Kathy Smedley (co-founders of Act4africa) have always had it in their minds and hearts to leave a legacy of care and support within Act4Africa for the victims of disease and prejudice amongst the beautiful African people. It’s a vision they have held close and been striving towards for over ten years now of leaving the tools in place for future generations to help themselves.

You can help fulfil that vision

Making a will is about your wishes: if you don’t make a will the state will decide how your assets will be distributed, and this may not be what you would want.

Tax Benefits – all legacies received by a charity are free from inheritance tax, so your family may have less tax to pay.

You can also easily amend an existing will to alter or add a legacy to Act4Africa

If you would like to leave a legacy to Act4Africa or have any questions please call Andrew on 0161 941 1435 or Email : andrew@act4africa.org
 
If you have decided to remember Act4Africa in your Will we recommend taking this wording to your solicitor.
Here are our suggestions for:
• Residuary
• Pecuniary
• Specific
• Reversionary legacy
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 Act4Africa UK, our registered charity number 1092074 and the correct registered address:
Act4Africa
17 Seamons road
Altrincham
WA14 4ND

Residuary bequest (a proportion of your estate)

I give (%) of the residue of my real and personal estate which I can dispose of by Will in any manner I think proper to Act4Africa UK (Registered Charity No. 1092074) of 17 Seamons road Altrincham WA14 4ND and the receipt of the Honorary Treasurer or the proper officer for the time being of Act4Africa UK shall be a complete discharge to my executors.

Pecuniary bequest (a set sum)

I give the sum of …… pounds to Act4Africa UK (Registered Charity No. 1092074) of 17 Seamons road Altrincham WA14 4ND and the receipt of the Honorary Treasurer or other proper officer for the time being of Act4Africa UK shall be a complete discharge to my executors.

Specific legacy bequest (a named item)

I, give to Act4Africa UK (Registered Charity No. 1092074) of 17 Seamons road Altrincham WA14 4ND absolutely, my (name and description of item).

Reversionary legacies / Life interest trusts

My trustees shall hold […] on trust for […] during his lifetime and, following his death, hold the capital and income for Act4Africa UK (Registered Charity No. 1092074) of 17 Seamons road Altrincham WA14 4ND and the receipt of the Honorary Treasurer or other proper officer for the time being of Act4Africa UK shall be a complete discharge to my trustees …