Leave a Legacy

Your legacy is an extraordinary opportunity to make a lasting difference and give something back to your community.

Whatever your age or circumstances, leaving a Will ensures that your wishes, your loved ones and the causes you care about are provided for after you are gone.

We are extremely grateful to those who have left us a bequest, or have included a gift to us in their will.

If you are thinking of leaving a legacy gift to us in your Will, you can rest assured that it is relatively easy and inexpensive to do so.

How do I set up a legacy gift?

We recommend that you arrange to talk this through with an independent expert, such as a solicitor.

They will have the legal expertise to ensure that your wishes are clearly expressed and carried out.

The first thing you need to do is decide what type of legacy gift you would like to leave us. The three most common gift options are a:

Residuary Gift

You leave us part of or all of the remainder of your legacy after your estate has been settled.

Pecuniary Gift

You specify a set amount or percentage of your estate to be given to us.

Specific Bequest

You donate to us a specific item, such as furniture, jewellery, art work or even property.

Once you have decided what type of gift you would like to leave us, you need to make this clear in your Will.

Whether you are writing your Will from scratch, or whether you would like to include your legacy request in your existing Will, we recommend you seek legal advice on how to do this.

You can find local solicitors who specialise in Wills and probate and tax law by contacting The Law Society.

Click here to visit their website or call them on 0207 242 1222.

To include a gift to us in your Will take down the following information:

Our address:

BHT

144 London Road

Brighton

East Sussex

BN1 4PH

Our charity number: 284839

To include us in your Will, you will need to insert a short paragraph:

Click here to download our recommended wording

To add your gift to us to your existing Will you can attach a Codicil:

Click here to download a Codicil form

Can I decide where the money goes?

You can specify to us what you would like your legacy to help us achieve, and we will do our upmost to honour this.

However, we do not recommend that you include a specific request in your Will. Many of our projects may change over time which means that if you specify exactly where you would like your money spent, we may not be able to use it.

Please contact Shelley Reed on 01273 645403 or click here to contact Shelley by email to discuss your options.

Remember, leaving a legacy – however big or small – will help us support homeless and vulnerable people and make lasting differences to their lives.