Wills and Bequests

 Many people see their will as an opportunity to make a special and memorable gesture. Naturally, your first concerns will be to ensure that your family and loved ones are properly provided for, but there is another way in which a will can hand on something precious.

 A legacy is a gift made as part of a will, to an individual or to an organisation or charity such as the Friends of St Lukes.

The Friends of St Luke's is committed to helping the St Luke's Radiation Oncology Network in its work in the Care, Comfort and Cure of Cancer.
Making a will is an easy and inexpensive process, but should always be done in consultation with a solicitor. You can make or update your will at any stage of your life. If you have already made a will, it is a simple matter to make an additional bequest by adding a Codicil.
A legacy to a charity enables you to make a gift without affecting your current income and is also not liable to any taxation for either you or your family. As a registered charity, the Friends of St Luke's is exempt from Capital Acquisitions and Probate Tax on benefits received by us, so your entire bequest can be of immense practical value to our work.
There are three types of gifts you can make through your will:
  •  A pecuniary gift: a fixed amount of money;
  •  A specific gift: shares, bonds or a piece of property 
  •  A residual gift: a gift from the residue of your estate, or a part of it, after all the individual gifts have been made.

No legacy is too big or too small.

Should you decide to make a bequest to the Friends, we thank you most sincerely for the real concerns you have shown in helping us continue our work.
If you would like to talk to somebody about leaving a legacy, please contact Fiona on 01-4065102 or e-mail fiona@friendsofstlukes.ie



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