Leave a gift in your will
A gift in your will to Ambitious about Autism will support autistic children and young people for years to come.
No matter the size, your gift will be a lasting legacy that helps future generations reach their potential.
Why are gifts in wills important?
It's never too early to make a will, and a legacy to Ambitious about Autism is a valuable and lasting way to extend your support and protect the future of autistic children and young people. After you've taken care of your loved ones, you can leave a specific amount of money, a proportion of your estate, or an item, such as jewellery or shares, to your chosen charity to ensure the good work continues.
Our vision is to stand with autistic children and young people today, tomorrow, and long into the future. If you are considering a gift in your will to Ambitious about Autism, thank you! It is an extraordinary gift that will have a lasting impact.
When writing or updating your will, we suggest using a solicitor or professional will writer. We can’t recommend a solicitor, but you can find one via the Law Society in England (020 7242 1222), Scotland (0131 226 7411), or Northern Ireland (028 9023 1614).
The only information your will writer will need is:
Our charity name: Ambitious about Autism
Our registered charity number: 1063184
Leave a gift in your will toolkit
We know that writing a will can feel like a huge task, so we have created a toolkit containing all the information you need, and the tremendous difference your support will make. We also appreciate, if you are an executor, you may have questions and we hope our guide will be useful.
The leave a gift in your will toolkit includes:
- how to write or update your will
- what gifts in wills have helped us achieve
- the different types of gifts you can pledge in your will
- any special considerations you may need to make.
What difference will my gift in will make?
Gifts in wills can change lives, but we also recognise that this support is more personal than a donation. When you leave a gift in your will to Ambitious about Autism, we:
- promise to use your donation wisely
- recognise you might want your gift used in a special way – don't hesitate to get in touch with our team to discuss this
- understand that those closest to you come first
- appreciate that you might have to change your mind due to a change in personal circumstances
- will never put pressure on you to leave a gift in your will
- will treat you and all next of kin of those who leave us a legacy sensitively and with respect and gratitude.
Are you a parent/carer of an autistic young person?
As a parent/carer of a disabled person, you may be considering providing for them in your will. Before considering this, it is worth understanding the meaning of mental capacity, guardianship, and lasting power of attorney.
Our providing for a disabled person in your will toolkit includes:
- how to set up a trust to provide for a disabled person in your will
- social care packages
- Court of Protection applications.
Online community for parents and carers
Talk about Autism is the online community for parents and carers of autistic children and young people. It provides a safe online space for parents and carers to talk to about their parenting journey without judgement.
It’s a place where parents and carers can:
- connect with others
- share experiences and knowledge
- access information and peer support
- learn from experts through our webinar series - Talking Tuesdays.
If you have any questions about our gifts in wills programme, please contact email@example.com.