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A gift in your Will for the future of Guideposts’ work

Gifts in your Will allow your values to live on. Supporters like you transform the work we can do for generations to come. A gift of even a small fraction of what you leave behind will change our future, whilst ensuring everything else goes to others closest to you.

By leaving a gift in your Will, you can help ensure that Guideposts can continue supporting the most vulnerable people living in the UK, in years to come.

Matt Jones, Guideposts CEO

Why leave a Will?

Leaving a Will can help make a difficult time much easier for your loved ones. Without a Will, finalising the affairs of someone who has died is much more complicated, with delays and added legal costs.

By leaving a Will you can ensure your wishes are followed and your loved ones are protected from added distress. It also enables you to leave a gift to other causes that matter to you.

The Value of leaving a gift in your Will

Guideposts wouldn’t be able to plan for the future, establish and run much-valued services in our local communities, or survive during challenging times, without our supporters’ continued generosity. We have been supporting people in the community for 50 years, and we intend to continue well into the future. 

Almost a third of all our work, most specifically for people with dementia and for carers, is funded by the legacy gifts left to us by supporters who have chosen to leave a gift to us in their will.

After taking care of your loved ones, your gift to Guideposts Trust will make a lasting difference, providing vulnerable, disadvantaged, or isolated people with advice, opportunities and skills to live well in their community in the years ahead. 

How to leave a gift to Guideposts?

To nominate Guideposts as a beneficiary in your will, all you need is:

  • our charity name: Guideposts Trust Limited
  • and our Registered Charity Number: 272619

Our registered address is Guideposts Trust, Unit E, Two Rivers Industrial Estate, Station Lane, WITNEY, OX28 4BH.

Make a Will Online

It is now more convenient and secure than ever to leave a gift in your Will. We work with Make a Will Online to help our supporters turn their intentions into a reality. You can go to www.makeawillonline.co.uk/guideposts and follow the instructions. Every Will also benefits from free access to Capacity Vault, to protect the wishes in your Will online.

Leave a gift in your Will and make a lasting difference.  Ensure your values live on and get a solicitor-checked will for free with Make a Will Online.

See a solicitor

If you already have a solicitor or if you would rather speak to a solicitor face to face you should do so. Also, if you have a large estate above the inheritance tax threshold, or if you have a complex estate (e.g. trusts or foreign assets) you should also speak with a solicitor.

You can find a local solicitor using the Law Society website.

Your data

When you make a Will online using the above link we find out about the gift you leave and you can opt in, or out, of sharing your contact details with us. This is extremely useful to help with our forward planning. We recognise some supporters want to keep their plans completely anonymous. You can do this by using this link to make an online Will. However you choose to support us, we are extremely grateful.

Free Guide to Writing your Will

Would you like to speak to us?

If you would like to talk to us about your plans, or have any queries, please contact us on fundraising@guideposts.org.uk or call on 01993 899 983.

Thank you for your support.

About Guideposts

Guideposts is a UK based charity working with people, and local communities, to help them access the support, opportunities and skills they need to overcome social challenges, improve their wellbeing and change their lives.

We run a range of services that are focused on helping people to achieve their potential regardless of their circumstances. We connect people together so that they can experience the joy that comes from friendship, activity, learning, purpose and occupation. We love what we do and we love seeing people flourish. 

Many of the people we support come from the most disadvantaged groups in our society, including children and adults with additional needs and disabilities, people with mental health problems, older people with dementia and other neuro-degenerative conditions, and the families or carers of all these groups. We believe that all people should be equally valued and have an equal chance to live the best life possible, that is why we do what we do. 

Together we are the Guideposts community, helping each other to achieve better wellbeing.

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