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Give a Gift in My Will

It’s been said that if your name is held in the hearts of others, you will never truly die…

When you set aside a gift of any size in your Will to Trócaire, your good and generous name will never die. Every year after your passing, we’ll honour your name in gratitude and love at a special Remembrance Mass where all faiths are welcome.

We’ll keep your name safe and warm in our Books of Remembrance, too, where all the people who’ve loved you can come to see it. Simple bequests of any size by Will are some of the greatest, most everlasting gifts of all made by caring people just like you across Ireland.

So whether you ultimately include Trócaire in your final legacy – or another worthy cause – we have a free and easy planner you can bring to your solicitor to get started. We’re happy to post it to you, discreetly, and with our heartfelt thanks for your consideration and for reading today.

For the relief your legacy will bring to people living in fear from poverty, injustice, indifference, and exploitation worldwide, we believe that even though you pass on, your good name should never die.

Request your free and confidential legacy planner from Trócaire today. Then bring the planner to your family solicitor for an open and honest conversation.

The difference your legacy can make

€144/£103

will send two children to school in Zimbabwe for a year, and provide books and supplies.

€252/£181

will provide farmers with improved cassava seeds, a traditional root vegetable, to plant over 100 acres in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

€5,000/£3,587

will support 75 poor farmers in Kenya with two goats each which will provide milk and an important source of income.

€10,800/£7,746

will help defend human rights in Guatemala and ensure justice for those who have suffered abuse and land-grabbing.

€50,000/£35,858

will give water to 16,000 families with the installation of 20 wells in communities in northern Uganda.

Leaving a legacy gift can have an impact for generations to come

  • Making a will - where do I start?

    We recommend that you make a Will through a solicitor who can offer invaluable guidance whilst also ensuring that your Will is legally binding. Below are some simple steps to help guide you through the process.

    1. Arrange to meet your solicitor.
    2. Find out the likely value of your estate.
      Most people are surprised when they work out how much all their assets are worth. Your estate is everything you own, excluding any outstanding payments you have to make, for example mortgage repayments. To place a value on your estate you will need to account for all your assets and savings minus your debts.
    3. Consider the people and causes you would like to benefit.
      Make a list of the people and causes you would like to benefit from your Will and think about who should receive the most significant gifts.
    4. Appoint your executors
      Executors have the responsibility of administering your estate and of making sure that your wishes are carried out. Executors may include family members, friends or professionals.
  • Ways of allocating your estate

    There are two main ways of making gifts in your estate:

    1. PECUNIARY LEGACY: A specific sum of money or item
      Pecuniary legacies consist of a specific amount of money or item being left to an individual or organisation.
    2. RESIDUARY LEGACY: A share of your total estate
      The ‘residue’ is what is left after all other payments and legacies have been met from the estate.
  • After you have made your will

    Try and keep your Will up to date. It is also a good idea to review your Will every few years as the value of your assets may change over time. Your solicitor will best advise on how to do this.

  • Ensure your will is kept safe

    It is best to leave your Will in a safe place, such as with your solicitor, and keep a copy for yourself. You should also let your executors or immediate family know where they can find it.

  • Tax implications

    Legacies left to charities such as Trócaire are completely tax-free. It is advised that you seek the advice of a professional regarding taxation and your Will.

  • If you ever wish to change your will

    If your changes are relatively simple, such as the addition of a charitable gift, you can add a Codicil, which is a legally binding document that details the amendments to your Will. You should contact a solicitor if you wish to add a Codicil to your will.

    Read our legacy planner for more information:

Legacy Month

Special initiatives are run in November each year in the Republic and Northern ireland offering advice to those who would like to remember Trócaire in their Will.

Republic of Ireland: My legacy Month takes place in November. You can find a local participating solicitor at www.mylegacy.ie

Northern Ireland: In November, Will Aid solicitors waive their usual fee for drawing up a basic Will in favour of you making a donation to Trócaire. Find out more at www.willaid.org.uk. We fully respect that making a Will is very personal and private matter and as such all enquiries we receive in this regard are treated sensitively and in the strictest confidence.

Read more about Trócaire’s work and the difference your legacy could make.

Leaving a legacy gift can have an impact for generations to come.

Legacy Month

Special initiatives are run in November each year in the Republic and Northern ireland offering advice to those who would like to remember Trócaire in their Will.

Republic of Ireland: My legacy Month takes place in November. You can find a local participating solicitor at www.mylegacy.ie

Northern Ireland: In November, Will Aid solicitors waive their usual fee for drawing up a basic Will in favour of you making a donation to Trócaire. Find out more at www.willaid.org.uk. We fully respect that making a Will is very personal and private matter and as such all enquiries we receive in this regard are treated sensitively and in the strictest confidence.

Read more about Trócaire’s work and the difference your legacy could make.

If you would like further information about making a Will and including a gift to Trócaire, please let us know.

Grace Kelly

Republic of Ireland

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Siobhan Hanley

Northern Ireland

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