Help save lives for years to come
Remembering Great Western Air Ambulance Charity in your will could help save lives for years to come.
If you are thinking about making or updating your will, why not leave us a donation so you know you are giving both your loved ones and those in your community peace of mind.
Making or updating your will is easier than you may think, and leaving a legacy gift not only helps save local lives, but it can reduce the burden of inheritance and capital gains tax.
How your kindness can help…
The Great Western Air Ambulance Charity provides the best pre-hospital care model in the UK, and it is the kindness of people like you that means we can keep this life saving service flying.
So what will we achieve with your legacy gift?
£10,000 will pay for helicopter fuel for two months, allowing us to fly 2000 miles to save local lives
£32,000 will pay for our hangar costs for a year, meaning we can stay close to the regions major trauma centre, and deliver patients straight to the best possible care
£120,000 will pay for a whole month of GWAAC’s overall costs, allowing us to attend an average of 200 accidents
Why make a will?
Making a will gives peace of mind to your loved ones, and means that you avoid the government deciding what happens to your estate. It can also help protect you against an avoidable tax bill in the event of your death.
How do I make a will?
It’s easier than you think. Get in touch with the GWAAC team, and we will be happy to recommend a friendly local solicitor to talk you through the process. They will also give you a 10% discount on their standard fee.
Why leave a gift to GWAAC?
We understand that remembering your family and loved ones in your will must come first but after you have considered what you would like to leave to them, if you feel you could leave an amount to Great Western Air Ambulance Charity, your generosity would be very much appreciated.
How do I know the money will go straight to GWAAC?
You will need to quote our full charity name (Great Western Air Ambulance Charity) and number. Legal jargon can be confusing, so speak to your solicitor or legal adviser to make sure you have the right wording. If you need advice from the GWAAC team, they will be happy to help.
How do I amend my will to include GWAAC?
You will need a document called a Codicil to accompany your will which records any amendments you make. You can learn more about making a codicil here. If you have any questions, one of the GWACC team will be happy to help.
What about inheritance tax?
All gifts left to charity are exempt from inheritance tax. They can also lessen inheritance tax on the rest of your estate. Anyone who leaves a gift of 10% or more to Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (or any other charity) will have their Inheritance Tax rate reduced from 40% to 36%. Speak to your legal advisor for details.
Contact our team. They will be happy to help.
Trust & Legacy Fundraiser