Gifts in wills

Wills and trusts are a great way to plan for the needs of your family and loved ones. A gift in your will for Autism Together, means you can leave a lasting legacy for people we support for years to come.

Any donation – however big or small – can make a real difference.

There are also financial benefits, reducing the total taxable value of your estate and reducing the rate of inheritance tax you pay.

With this in mind Autism Together has partnered with Guardian Angels for a free online will service and Jones Whyte for a free will preparation service.

Help our work live on…

Making a will is something we often delay, yet it is one of the most important documents we will ever create.  We have created a will planner help you organise all the information you need.

Meet our Partners

We have several partners to guide you through the process of creating a will or trust to suit the best needs of your family.

Guardian Angel Wills

We understand that at this uncertain time we all want to make sure our loved ones are looked after should the worse happen. When money is tight, its difficult to justify writing a will, and its also difficult to do this in the age of social distancing. We have therefore established a relationship with Guardian Angel to provide a simple will for free, that would usually cost £90, that can be produced online or over the phone.

Gifts from wills make a huge difference to our work. There is no obligation, however most people using this service choose to include leaving a gift to our charity in their plans.

Why do this today?

  • It’s quick and easy – it could take just 15 minutes!
  • It’s safe – Guardian Angel Wills are legally binding and checked by experts
  • It is free!
  • You will have peace of mind that your affairs are in order
  • This can be done face to face or over the phone if you would prefer

Call 0800 773 4014 to arrange an appointment to start your will over the phone, or click the button below to do it online

 

Click here to find out more

DISCLAIMER – Autism Together is not charged by solicitors for providing this scheme to our supporters. Autism Together will not be informed of any details of arrangements made, as these are of course treated as strictly confidential. Autism Together will not be liable, or held accountable, for any information or advice that you are provided with by the promoted solicitors and we do not endorse products or businesses. You are entitled to and should take or obtain advice from a solicitor, whether promoted or not. Please discuss your requirements fully with your chosen solicitor to ensure your needs are met.

Ricks Story

My name is Rick Myers. Back in 1991, my wife, at the age of 36, lost a short and devastating battle against cancer. I cannot begin to tell you how much I feel about that loss and having two small sons, one only four years old; was a challenging time.
When something like that happens, there is so much going on; I had to hold down a job, look after my sons, organise all sorts of things that I had never even thought about it.
Like many people neither my wife nor I had even considered making a will, that was something to worry about when you are old and things like dying young never even entered our heads, that was something that happens to other people. Something you read about in the local paper but never happens to you.
I am not suggesting that making a will would have made our lives any happier. Still, it would have been one thing less to worry about as half the time you don’t know whether you are coming or going—knowing that your affairs are in order and that you know that what you are doing would be what the deceased person wanted is so important.
Once everything was sorted, I made a will, and I know that when my time comes, everything will be in order.
Making a will just make sense, it does not bring the day any closer, but it does give you peace of mind, and that is priceless.
Obviously, at Autism Together, we hope people consider leaving a legacy to charity, but my message is simple – make a will, it makes sense

 

It has become common to donate to charity in memory of a loved one at the time of the funeral. In the past 12 months the way that people make a donation in memory has changed, due to smaller numbers being able to attend funerals. Autism Together has registered with Memory Giving, an online facility that allows people to set up their own “in memory” page, so that people can make a donation to their loved one. Memory Giving aim to make the process appropriate, safe and secure for donors whilst supporting the family’s chosen funeral director to coordinate on your behalf.

Create your memorial donation page