HOLISTIC CANCER SUPPORT FOR EVERYONE. ALWAYS.
LEAVE A LASTING LEGACY
“After I was diagnosed with cancer I was feeling pretty down and unwell following surgery and treatment and decided to contact The Old Mill Foundation. How glad I am that I did! Having treatments there restored me so much. I was able to have a course of reflexology, homeopathy, massages and advice about my diet. The support was invaluable. I can never thank the volunteer therapists enough. They made me feel human again. I would never have thought of going for these treatments to private clinics as I would have been embarrassed letting them see me after my operation. But at the Old Mill I felt safe, accepted and valued. The volunteers weren’t there to earn a fee, but because they really wanted to help you. I could never have imagined how these treatments would have contributed to my recovery in the way that they did. I will be eternally grateful to them. I pray that other people will continue to benefit in the future just as I have.”
We support over 70 people each month. Imagine what we could achieve together in the next 10 to 20 years through a gift in your will. After you have provided for your own family and friends perhaps you would consider including our charity in your will. Every gift in every will, however large or small, makes a difference.111
Our legacy Promise
A legacy to The Old Mill Foundation is a promise to ensure we can continue to relieve the distress of cancer for years to come. A promise that will see us provide supportive holistic therapies and helpful information with the hope of improving peoples wellbeing whatever there diagnosis.
In return here is our promise to you:
We know that your family and friends are important and understand that everyone you hold dear comes first
We are grateful for every single penny that is given to The Old Mill Foundation. We will spend your money wisely and ensure it makes the most impact on delivering effective holistic care.
We respect that this is your decision, and you need to carefully consider leaving a gift in your will in your own time
How to Leave The Old Mill Foundation a gift
Legacies can be left to the Old Mill Foundation in a number of ways – it isn’t complicated and needn’t be expensive. Most commonly, people choose to make a gift to a charity of:
A single lump sum (a pecuniary legacy)
A percentage of the residue of an estate once it is settled (a residuary legacy)
We advise you to visit a solicitor to seek advice about how to make a Will. Solicitors will charge a fee, but you will receive sound professional advice and can be sure that your wishes are accurately reflected. Please download the How to Leave a gift document for general clause wordings which can be used when in discussion with your solicitor.
If you have already made a Will
You can make simple amends to an existing Will in the form of a codicil. This document is a supplement to your Will enabling you to include new instructions and delete old ones without having to go through the task of rewriting the whole Will.
Your Will and any codicils to it are legal documents. Alterations, if not made according to strict regulations and the law, may be invalid or open to challenge. It is very important you seek legal advice before making any changes to your Will.
Frequently Asked Questions
How will the Old Mill Foundation use my gift? When we receive your legacy gift, we promise to use it in the most cost effective manner to ensure we are able to deliver quality holistic therapies to people affected by cancer.
When is a good time to make my Will? Any time is a good time to make a Will. Surprisingly, many people die without making a Will, which means family or friends left behind may face some tricky problems. By making a Will now, you can have the peace of mind that you have protected your estate and provided for your loved ones.
What type of gift is best? Every gift in every Will makes a difference however large or small. A residuary gift (what is left of the estate after all other legacies, tax debts and costs have been paid) is popular with many of our supporters because it ensures your loved ones are taken care of first and foremost. Considering a small gift such as a few pounds or just 1 of your estate will help the Old Mill Foundation care for people in the future.
Who should act as an executor of my Will? Executors are the people who will carry out your wishes in accordance with your Will. You can appoint anyone you like, perhaps a close friend or family member, but make sure you ask them first. Some people prefer to appoint a professional executor, like a bank or solicitor, but we advise you to be aware of the amount they’ll charge for this service before you decide.
Do I need to draw up a new Will? If you do not wish to alter your existing Will other than to include a gift to the Old Mill Foundation, you can amend your Will by preparing a document called a Codicil. We recommend that you consult a solicitor to ensure that the Codicil is valid and your wishes will take effect.
Can a gift to charity help me pay less tax? Technically, yes. Gifts to UK registered charities are exempt from Inheritance tax. We strongly recommend you speak with your Solicitor for any advice on tax issues.
Do I have to let you the Old Mill Foundation know I have left them a gift in my Will? You are not obliged to inform us of any decision you make on leaving a gift to the Old Mill Foundation. If you are happy to share this information with us it does enable us to thank you for your support. Letting us know also helps us to plan for the future and keep you informed about our ongoing work.
What happens if I change my mind? You are free to change your mind at any time. Letting us know you plan to leave a gift in your Will to the Old Mill Foundation doesn’t commit you to doing so.