Legacy FAQs

How do I leave a gift to Leuchie House?

Start by making a Will, or if you already have one, amend it with a codicil form (which records any changes to a Will).

What types of gifts can you leave?

  • A residuary gift. After you have provided for your loved ones, you can leave a share of what remains to charity.
  • A pecuniary gift. This is when you leave an exact sum of money to us.
  • A specific gift. This is when you leave a particular item. It may be anything from a piece of art to antique jewellery.
  • Contingent gift. A ‘gift’ which is to take effect upon the happening or, not happening of a certain event or set of circumstances.
  • Life interest. A ‘life interest’ is where a person is given an interest in property and/or other assets for life or for a shorter period of time. When that interest ends the interest passes to other specified persons.

How will I know what to write?

We recommend you get a solicitor to help you draft your Will correctly. You can use any solicitor, but we have partnered with McClure Solicitors to provide a free Will service.

What’s the basic information that I need to include?

To make sure we receive your gift you'll need to include our name, address and registered charity number.

  • Name: Leuchie House  
  • Address: Leuchie House, North Berwick Eh39 5NT   
  • Registered Charity Number: SC042249

Do I need to tell you if I’ve left a gift to Leuchie House in my Will?

That's up to you. Of course we'll be delighted to hear from you - it'll allow us to thank you and helps us plan for the future. To let us know about a gift, please call us on 01620892864 or email us. Any information you give us will be kept in strict confidence and you can change your mind at any time.

I’m not wealthy, is it worth me donating?

You don't need to be rich to leave a gift to charity in your Will. Leaving just a small percentage (called a residuary legacy) to us in your Will goes a long way. These gifts are inflation proof and exempt from inheritance tax. People often find they can afford to be more generous in a Will than in their lifetime. No matter the size or amount, your gift will contribute to our work supporting people with long term conditions and their families.

Can I have a say in how you use my gift?

We understand that you may want to leave a gift to a project close to your heart - and you're entitled to do this. However, we encourage gifts left to us to be unrestricted. We're then free to use the money where it is most needed at the time.

Will my gift to Leuchie House be subject to tax?

Most gifts you leave to Leuchie House are exempt from tax. We usually receive the full amount. Your gift may also bring the total value of your estate below the Inheritance Tax threshold. We recommend you talk to a solicitor for more details on tax exemptions and benefits.

  • Call us to find out more 01620 892 864