FAQs about leaving a gift in your will to Re-engage

Thank you for choosing to leave a gift in your will to Re-engage.

We recommend that you use a professional will writer or solicitor to write or update your will to ensure that it is valid and witnessed.

When doing so, you will need to provide the following information:

  • Our name: Re-engage
  • Registered address: 7 Bell Yard, London, WC2A 2JR
  • Registered charity number: 146149 (England and Wales) and SC039377 (Scotland)

If you would like to talk to us about leaving a gift to Re-engage in your will, discuss your options, or update us if your circumstances change, please contact us by:

Re-engage have partnered with Kwil to offer our supporters their premium online will writing service for free. There is no cost to Re-engage and you don’t need to leave a gift to us to use their online service.

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Your will is one of the most important documents you’ll write. It ensures that your loved ones are looked after when you are no longer around, and that your final wishes are respected.

If you don’t have a will we recommend that you visit the Law Society website for a list of legal professionals in your area who will be able to help you prepare your will.

There are several different types of gift you can leave in your will to charity:

  • Residuary gift: This is a percentage share of your total estate after other payments, debts, taxes and administrative expenses have been deducted.
  • Pecuniary gift: This is a fixed amount of money, otherwise known as a cash gift and isn’t dependent on the size of your estate.
  • Specific gift: This is a particular item of value such as a personal possession, property or shares.
  • Reversionary gift: This is where you set up a trust in your will so that someone can enjoy the benefit of some money or property during their lifetime. Afterwards, the remaining money or property would come to support Re-engage’s work.

If you leave a gift in your will you may be able to reduce or even eliminate your inheritance tax liability. Gifts to charities are 100% tax free and are taken out of your estate before any tax is calculated.

In addition, if you leave at least 10% of your net estate to charity, after certain deductions, your inheritance tax rate will be reduced from 40% to 36%. However, this is a complex area so we recommend that you seek professional advice.

Please see www.gov.uk/inheritance-tax for more information.

There is no obligation to tell us that you have remembered Re-engage in your will and we will always respect your privacy.

Letting us know your intentions, however, helps us to plan more effectively and gives us a chance to thank you. Any information you provide is confidential and in no way legally binding.

You are free to amend your will at any time. We understand that circumstances change. All we ask is that you notify us if you do change your mind as it helps us to plan for the older people we serve.

Contact us

We have teams across the UK.


7 Bell Yard


0800 716543

Office phone:

020 7240 0630