Legacy with St Andrew's First Aid

A legacy gift could help to save lives.
We understand that when it comes to your Will, your family and loved ones must come first. Once you have cared for them, could you help our work live on?

74% of the UK population will donate to a charity during their lifetime. But only 7% will leave a gift in their Will. A legacy gift, however large or small, will make a big difference to St Andrew’s First Aid.

Like all charities, we rely on the support and generosity of members of the public. People like you. We understand that your first priority when making a Will is to provide for your loved ones. However, once this has been done there may well be a little something extra that can be left to a cause that’s close to the heart. Leaving a gift to St Andrew’s First Aid by naming us in your Will is a really special way that you can help us continue to provide first aid in Scotland for future generations. It costs nothing during a lifetime but will have a powerful impact in the future and is one of the most valuable and lasting ways to support us.

There are a number of ways in which you can arrange to leave a legacy:

Residuary Bequest
This is a gift of the residue of your estate or share of the residue, after other bequests to your family and friends have been made and all debts, taxes and expenses have been paid. If you have already made a Will, but want to add a residuary gift to St Andrew’s First Aid, your solicitor can advise you on how you can do this without affecting the specific gifts you leave your family and friends. Also, inflation will not erode the value of residuary gifts over the years.

Pecuniary Bequest
This is a specified sum of money determined when the Will is written and is known as a pecuniary bequest. The value of pecuniary legacies will decrease over time due to inflation and increases in the cost of living. You can provide that a specific amount (for example, £1,000) will pass to St Andrew’s First Aid.

Specific Bequest

This is where a particular item of value is bequeathed, such as stocks and shares, proceeds of a Life Assurance Policy, property, furniture, jewellery, buildings and land.

How do I leave a legacy in my will?

Please consult your solicitor for advice on the most appropriate way for you to leave a gift to St Andrew’s First Aid in your Will.

What if I already have a Will?
Your solicitor can add St Andrew’s First Aid.
Your pledge to St Andrew’s First Aid
If you decide to leave a gift in your Will to St Andrew’s First Aid then we would love to hear from you so that we can say thank you and keep you up to date with our work. We can also keep you informed of any upcoming events that may be of interest to you or even set up a meeting if you would like. There is no obligation to share this information with us, but if you would like to we can assure you it will be held in the strictest confidence and it is not a binding commitment.

For more information on leaving a legacy please email fundraising@firstaid.org.uk or write to us at St Andrew’s First Aid, 48 Milton Street, Glasgow, G4 0HR.

Thank you. Together we can save lives.