Leave a gift in your will

Improving lives can be your legacy

Making a will not something most of us think about. But it is important that we leave our affairs in order to order to cause our loved ones as little distress as possible. At some stage, we will all require a will.

Through your will, you can ensure that your family is taken care of and that your assets go to your family and friends as you would wish.

Naturally, your loved ones should come first when making your will, but if you do wish to include a charity, please remember COPE Galway.

To find out more about leaving a legacy to COPE Galway, or learn more about our work, contact Leonie Woutersen.

Help improve lives of people in Galway

Your legacy can make a real and lasting difference in the lives of the people we support. You can leave your legacy to our general work and we will use it where it is most needed at the time or you can leave your legacy to support a specific area of work. It is entirely up to you.

It is only with the continued support from people like you that we can continue people’s lives.

COPE Galway works to improve the lives of some of the most isolated and vulnerable people in our community.

Our vision is to improve the quality of life, in a home of their own, for women and children experiencing domestic abuse, individuals and families experiencing homelessness and older people in the community.

Where to start

When making a will it is advisable to seek the professional help of a solicitor. They will draw up your will and advise you on the best way for you to divide your estate.

They will be able to advise you on making a legacy to a charity and what is the best way that suits you, as there are numerous ways to bequeath money.

Talk to us

To find out more about leaving a legacy to COPE Galway, or learn more about our work, contact Leonie Woutersen.

The most common to bequeath money.

A pecuniary legacy – This is a gift of a specific amount of money. Time and inflation can reduce its value, it is therefore advisable to update it over time.

A specific legacy – This is a gift of a specific item, such property, jewellery or other valuables.

A residuary legacy – This is the remainder of your estate after all your pecuniary and specific legacies have been decided on. By stating what you wish to do with the rest of your estate, you are leaving a residuary legacy.

A reversionary legacy – this is a legacy in which a named person has access to the value of the estate, which only reverts to charity on the death of that person.