A Gift in your Will to Cliona’s Foundation
Making a Will is one of the most important things you can do for your family – and for the causes you love, including Ireland’s sick children and their families.
The culture of leaving a gift in your will to a favourite charity is quiet new in Ireland. Only 34% of people have made a will & those that have don’t realise that they can give money to charities in this way.
We understand that you will want to ensure you take care of your family as a priority, but it’s also a tremendous opportunity to help make a long lasting difference to charities and the invaluable work they do.
A gift no matter how small or large can have a huge impact on the lives of the many families of children with a life limiting illness that are struggling to deal with the non -medical costs of caring for their child over a long period of time. The financial stress of caring for a sick child is one that no family should have to endure. Your gift can help relieve this stress and allow them to focus on the most important thing – caring for their child.
“I cannot thank you enough for sending us the cheque. We were in pretty desperate circumstances the day it arrived, and I can honestly say I felt lost and alone until I opened your envelope. So thank you from the bottom of our heart.”
What Kind of Gifts can you leave in your Will?
There are several different types of legacies you can leave to Cliona’s Foundation .The two most common ones are;
- Pecuniary Legacy: A legacy gift of a fixed sum of money
- Residuary Legacy; You make provisions for your nearest and dearest first, then leave the remainder or part of the remainder of your estate as a legacy after all other bequests and debts are paid
Legacies to charities are tax free so leaving a gift to Cliona’s Foundation can help reduce the tax payable on your estate.
So if you are able to remember our work in your Will, you will ensure we can continue to provide support and financial assistance to some of the families of approx. 4,000 children in Ireland with a life limiting condition.
If you have already made a Will, it is easy to amend it to include a gift to Cliona’s Foundation. Your solicitor will advise of the exact wording
If you require any further information or assistance please contact Phil Deegan via email at [email protected], alternatively, call 061 – 331333