do I change my will?
easy to add the Trust to an existing will - just speak
to your solicitor. In fact, it's a good idea to check
and update your will regularly anyway, as you may
want to include new children or grandchildren. And
if there has been a divorce or death in the family
it could mean your old will is invalid.
if my will doesn't need updating? If your will
is still accurate and up to date, your solicitor can
simply add a new section mentioning the Green. He
or she should be happy to help with this .
should I leave? You could leave money, an item
of value (e.g. jewellery, property or shares), or
the 'residue' - what's left after you've provided
for your close relatives and friends. Including a
charity in this way is particularly valuable as it
keeps pace with inflation.
often a good idea to specify a proportion rather than
an actual amount, as it's very difficult to predict
what your estate will be worth or how much you'll
need for yourself and your dependants in the meantime.
Rest assured, whatever you can afford will be gratefully
received and will make a real difference to the future
work of the Green.
I need to let the Green know? Wills are private,
and you may not want anyone to know what's in yours.
However, if you're happy to tell us we will be delighted
to hear you're supporting our future work, and it
doesn't place you under any obligation. Anything you
say will be treated in strictest confidence.