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How to remember VSO in your Will


Find out how you can remember VSO in your Will, so that your gift can one day transform lives across the world.

Any gift to VSO will make a difference to the lives of those in the poorest communities across the world.

There are two main ways to leave a gift in your Will to VSO:

The first is by leaving a residuary legacy. This is a share or percentage of the residue of your estate after all other gifts to friends and family have been made. This is the best way to keep your gift at the value you intend it to have.

If you would like to leave this type of gift to VSO, we suggest the following wording:

I give [enter percentage] percent of my residuary estate to VSO, 100 London Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 6QJ UK (registered Charity No 313757) to be used by VSO for its general purposes, and I direct that the receipt of the Hon Treasurer or other duly authorised officer shall be sufficient discharge of the said legacy

The second way to remember VSO in your Will is by leaving a pecuniary legacy, or cash sum. We suggest the following wording:

I give [amount] to VSO, 100 London Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 6QJ UK (registered Charity No 313757) to be used by VSO for its general purposes, and I direct that the receipt of the Hon Treasurer or other duly authorised officer shall be sufficient discharge of the said legacy

If you choose to leave a gift in your Will to VSO and help us build a fairer world, we recommend using a solicitor to make or amend your Will. A solicitor can ensure that your Will is legally valid and that your wishes will be carried out. We’ve also put together some frequently asked questions and answers which you might find useful.

If you have already included a gift to VSO in your Will or are planning to do so, we would like to give you our heartfelt thanks – this really is a wonderful gift to communities across the world.

You don’t have to tell us if you’ve chosen to leave a gift to VSO, but if you do, you will have the choice about how we talk to you in the future about our work fighting poverty.

If you have any other questions that we haven’t covered, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Nicole or Heidi.

Email them at legacies@vsoint.org or call them on 020 8780 7500