Remember us in your Will

When clients leave Help Counselling, we ask them to recommend improvements to the service; they primarily recommend that we expand the service so that more individuals can access counselling, and for the charity to keep the personal feel the same. By leaving a gift in your Will to Help Counselling, you will be helping to achieve these recommendations.

A gift in a Will does not have to be a large sum. Whatever the size, the benefits for a charity like Help Counselling can be enormous; helping people turn their lives around one counselling session at a time. A gift in your Will can help to continue to offer mental health support to the local community in years to come.

With amazing people like you behind us, we will bring forward the day where anyone suffering from a mental health problem can access the support they need to lead an independent, fulfilling life as part of their community. 

How to leave a gift in your Will

If you would like to leave a gift to Help Counselling, we recommend you consult a solicitor who can advise on wording to ensure that your wishes are carried out exactly as you want them to be.

You will need to take the following details with you:

Help Counselling Centre (known as Help Counselling)
57 Portobello Road, London W11 3DB
Registered charity number (England & Wales): 1140721

To find a solicitor, please visit the Law Society’s website here or call 020 7320 575.

Why do I need a Will?

Having a professionally written, up-to-date Will is the only way to make sure the people and causes you care about are looked after.

What types of gifts can I leave?

Here are some examples of the types of gifts you can leave, however there are further ways to do so. We would advise that you speak to a solicitor if you are interested in leaving an alternative gift.

  • ‘Residuary gift’: a share of your estate. This type of gift is the most beneficial because a percentage of your estate, rather than a fixed amount, will retain its value.
  • ‘Pecuniary gift’: a specific amount of money.
  • ‘Specific gift’: for example jewellery, stocks and shares or a property.
What is inheritance tax?

Inheritance tax will only need to be paid out of your estate if it is over a certain value. In that case, 40% will be deducted from the portion of your estate that is over the relevant threshold. You can visit the HMRC website to find out more, at www.hmrc.gov.uk 

What do the following legal terms means?
  • Estate: your estate is the total value of everything you own – after any outstanding debts have been paid.
  • Assets: your assets are the things you own that are worth money, such as a house, car, savings or shares.
  • Executor: an executor is the person or people you choose to make sure the terms of your Will are carried out. This can be a professional (i.e. a solicitor, bank or Will writer), friend or relative. It is best to choose two executors, in case one is unable to carry out your wishes.
  • Legal Guardian (s): if your children are under 18, you can appoint Legal Guardians in your Will to care for your children.
  • Liabilities: your liabilities are the things you owe money on, such as a mortgage, debts and credit cards.

If you would like to contact our Philanthropy Manager Samantha, please call 020 7221 9974 or 07483 162339 or email [email protected]