Leaving a Legacy to Pete's Dragons 

Please help us to help people bereaved by suicide in the future by remembering Pete’s Dragons with a gift in your Will.

Leaving a gift in your Will to Pete’s Dragons will ensure that we can continue to help and support all those people in Devon who have been bereaved by suicide.

Many of us put off making a Will but it is important to do so to ensure that our wishes are carried out in full.

Always consult a solicitor to ensure you are given the best possible legal advice on making a Will. It is also a good idea to prepare for this first. The guidance below should help you do this.

Planning your Will 

  • Estimate how much your estate is worth
    List all your assets and how much you think they are worth. Assets are things like property, cars, valuables, savings and investments. List the amounts you owe, this could include mortgages, loans, and Inheritance Tax (IHT). Inheritance Tax is usually paid on an estate when somebody dies. It's also sometimes payable on trusts or gifts made during someone's lifetime. Most estates don't have to pay IHT because they're valued at less than the threshold which is currently £325,000. Once you have worked out these totals you deduct the owed figure away from your assets figures and what is left is called your total estate value.

  • Who would you like to benefit and how?
  • Now you know how much your estate value is worth you should decide who you would like to remember in your Will and how your estate should be divided up between them. Even a small of your estate gifted to Pete’s Dragons in your Will would make a huge difference to our beneficiaries.

  • Do you have any other requirements?
  • Here you may decide that you want your gift to be used in a certain way.

  • Nominate at least 2 Executors for your Will 
  • You should choose at least two individuals who you consider to be dependable and honest. These people will be named in your Will and will take legal responsibility for carrying out the instructions you have laid down in your Will.

  • Arrange to see a solicitor
  • At this point you are ready to meet with a solicitor who will talk you through the rest of the process.

 

How do I find a solicitor near me? 

You can find a solicitor through the National Will Register by visiting certainty.org.uk or through the Law Society:
England and Wales

lawsociety.org.uk

020 7242 1222

 

Scotland

lawscot.org.uk

0131 226 7411 

Northern Ireland

lawsoc-ni.org

028 9023 1614 

Thank You

We would like to say a big thank you from everyone at Pete’s Dragons for your interest in leaving us a gift in your Will.

Your gift can provide a lifeline to people who have suffered a loss through suicide and turn to Pete’s Dragons for support.

Any gift, no matter how big or small, is vitally important for us to continue to help those people