Leaving a gift in your will

It’s thanks to gifts in Wills that Camphill Village Trust has been able to support adults with learning disabilities for over 60 years.

You can make a lasting difference to the lives of people in our communities, by leaving a gift in your Will.

Gifts in Wills make up more than 50% of our voluntary income – they fund many of those things that make the difference between ‘getting by’ and having a fulfilled, socially connected life for the people we support.

Many people find that they can do far more to help their favourite cause after they have died than they could ever do in their life, but whether you want to leave, £50 or £50,000 your gift will support adults with learning disabilities to have a life of opportunity, a privilege which so many of us take for granted.

After you have taken care of your family and friends, a bequest in your Will in aid of Camphill Village Trust could take many different shapes, depending on your personal circumstances and preference.

A gift of a specific amount

You can instruct your executors to pay a cash gift to Camphill Village Trust out of your estate. You decide what amount this gift will be.  This is known as a pecuniary gift

A percentage of your estate

Once all of the specific gifts you have left have been given to your beneficiaries, you can leave a proportion – or all – of what is left of your estate to Camphill Village Trust. This is known as a residuary gift.

A gift of an object

Some people choose to leave an item of value to Camphill Village Trust, such as jewellery, antiques or even their house.

A gift in trust

You can leave a gift for someone to use over a period of time. When the time has ended, the remainder of the gift can be passed on to Camphill Village Trust

A Will is an important legal document and you should consult a solicitor. In order to help people understand your intentions, it can be helpful to talk to those close to you when leaving a substantial gift to a charity.

We value your privacy, and there’s no need to let us know if you’re leaving us a gift in your Will. But if you’d like further information on the practicalities of leaving a gift, you can contact our Appeals Office on 01287 661294 or via email family@cvt.org.uk.

Leaving a gift in your will