Frequently asked questions

1) Is this not a private matter?

Yes, at NDCS we ask that you consider leaving us a gift in your Will but you are under absolutely no obligation to tell us if you have or haven’t decided to do so, it’s entirely up to you if you wish to share the contents of your will during your lifetime.

If you would like to share your intentions then we would love to hear from you, this knowledge helps us to plan more efficiently for the future. It will also give us the opportunity to thank you and you keep you informed about how your gift could be used.   

If you wish to contact us please email giftsinwills@ndcs.org.uk or call 0207 014 1102.

2) I have left a gift in my Will, what happens now?

If you have already included a gift in your Will then that is great news.

You may wish to let us know the details of your pledge by filling out and returning our FREEPOST Confidential Pledge 2015.pdf (51 kb) [pdf], we would love to hear from you as this information allows us to plan more accurately for the future.

On pledging a gift to NDCS you can choose to receive updates about NDCS’s work with deaf children and young people.

Equally if you have pledged a gift but would prefer not to hear from us then just let us know. 

3) I’m an executor of a Will, what do I need to do next?

Our Legacy Department will do their best to help you with any questions you may have to do with being an executor. Please email giftsinwills@ndcs.org.uk or call our gifts in Wills team on 0207 014 1102.

4) Do lots of people choose to leave NDCS gift in Will?

Yes many people choose to support NDCS with a gift in their Will; in fact gifts left in Wills account for our second largest source of income and help to fund some of our most vital services for children & young people.

5) What happens if I needed to change my Will?

If for whatever reason your situation was to change then you can change the contents of your Will at any time and for any reason. Your solicitor would be able to advise you how to make any changes to the document.

6) I already have a Will; can I amend it to leave a gift to the NDCS?

Yes, amending your Will to leave a gift to NDCS is a simple and straightforward process; you just need to make a simple addition or amendment to the original document.

To do this you just need to provide your solicitor with a completed Codicil Form (601 kb) [pdf]

7) I’m not wealthy, is it still worth me leaving a gift in my Will?

Absolutely, every gift NDCS receives, no matter how big or small, helps us in our mission to create a world without barriers for deaf children and young people.

8) How do I ensure that my gift is of maximum value to NDCS?

95% of our work is funded by the public and therefore each and every size and type of gift is so important no matter how big or how small.

It is worth considering that by choosing to leave a percentage of your estate (what solicitors call a ‘residuary gift’) you will be making the most difference to helping NDCS create a world without barriers for deaf children & young people- because it will keep its value better than a gift of a fixed sum.

9) Would it not be better to help now rather than later?

We are incredibly thankful to everyone who chooses to support our work, whenever and however they choose to do so. We don’t know what the future will hold; many of the challenges facing deaf children and young people will not be the same in ten, twenty or thirty years as they are today. One thing is for sure, there will always be a need for NDCS to support deaf children, young people & their families for many more years to come. Gifts in wills help us to respond to the challenges we will face, whatever they may be.

10) I can’t decide if leaving a gift to NDCS is the right decision for me or not, do you have any further information that you can send me?

Yes, if you're interested in leaving a gift in your Will to NDCS, the next step is to request a copy of our free gift in Will Information Pack. It contains everything you need to know about leaving a gift in your Will to NDCS.

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