Leave a gift in your will

Its good to get organised and leave a Will to help make it clear what your wishes are when you pass away.
A Will is a good way to plan, feel organised and in control.
By leaving a gift to the Frank Bruno Foundation you can also help us to improve peoples lives.
If you feel able to include a gift, for example a percentage of your estate or a specified amount, any gift makes a real difference.
Leaving us a gift in your Will simply means you can be there to help others in need – even after you’re gone.

This guide takes you through the practical steps you need to take to make it happen.

Step 1 – you make the decision to produce a will

Sometimes this is the hardest part. A secret to Will planning is to not let it overwhelm you. Think of the next couple of years at most, don’t try to anticipate your every future move, be realistic and write out your wishes first. Seek professional help when you are ready. Make a list of people and organisations you’d like to leave money, property or possessions to then let a professional do the rest.

Step 2 - appoint executors

An Executor is someone appointed to look after your financial affairs when you have passed away. You can nominate more than one person to do this.
Appoint one or more Executors (up to four) to carry out the terms of the Will. This can be a relative, friend or legal adviser. It can even be us, in certain circumstances. Please email us on info@thefrankbrunofoundation.co.uk if you would like to discuss appointing us as your Executor.
The role of Executor is a voluntary one so it’s a good idea to let your proposed Executor(s) know that you have nominated them so they are aware and know where your original Will is kept.

Step 3 - draw up or update your will

Visit a legal adviser to draw up or update your Will. If you don’t have one, you can find one through the Law Society.
We are extremely grateful to you if you are choosing to include a gift to us. To ensure it makes its way to us as simply as possible, please use our suggested wording below to go into your Will.