Leave us a legacy in your will:

Remembering us in your will is tax free and easier than you think. It will also make a direct difference to the lives of older people in our care.

There are three main kinds of legacy gift you might like to consider – a cash amount, a share of your estate or a specific item.

  • A pecuniary legacy – this is a fixed cash sumwhich can be index-linked to safeguard its future value. Suggested wording for your will:

I give the sum of (amount in figures or words) to Broadening Choices for Older People, 7-8 Imperial Court, 12 Sovereign Rd, Kings Norton, Birmingham, B30 3FH (Registered Charity No. 1074954) for its general charitable purposes. I further direct that the receipt of the treasurer or other authorised officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my executors.

  • A residuary legacy – this is a share of your estate that remains once debts, funeral costs and cash gifts are paid. It is protected from inflation so keeps its value. Suggested wording for your will:

I give (specify ‘all’ or state ‘percentage share’) of my residuary estate to Broadening Choices for Older People, 7-8 Imperial Court, 12 Sovereign Rd, Kings Norton, Birmingham, B30 3FH (Registered Charity No. 1074954) for its general charitable purposes. I further direct that the receipt of the treasurer or other authorised officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my executors.

  • A particular itemto be used or sold by the beneficiary (also known as a specific legacy)

If you already have a will, you can make your wishes to support us known by adding a codicil, an official alteration document.

We would advise you to see a solicitor if you are making a will for the first time or altering an existing one. If you would like to tell us that you have pledged a legacy, we will be able to keep you informed about our work and express our thanks.

Donations in memory:

If you would like people to leave donations to us in your memory, you can ask us to send you a form which can be kept with your will.

Other ways to support us:

We are always open to any other form of financial support through donations of any kind, so whether you wish pledge directly towards our next project, or would like BCOP to be your associated charity for a forthcoming sponsored challenge, we are very grateful for your support.

You might also want to donate your time by becoming a volunteer or a Trustee.

For more information about how you can support us, please contact Abigail Johnson, Communications and Fundraising Manager on tel: 0121 459 7670