One way of giving to The Family Haven is to leave a gift in your will.

Have you written a will? Did you know anyone who doesn’t make a valid will dies “intestate” (without a will), which means they have no say over where their assets end up.

Leave a gift in your Will and change the lives of vulnerable families forever

Here we have made the practical elements of leaving a gift to The Family Haven as straight forward as possible, but should you have any further queries please do contact a solicitor who specialises in will writing.

There are three simple ways that you can make a huge difference:

A residuary legacy: A residuary legacy will leave The Family Haven a share or the whole of your estate after your other wishes and expenses have been met. This is probably the best option for both your loved ones and The Family Haven. A residuary legacy ensures your family are provided for first, and your gift may grow over time as the value of your estate increases.

A pecuniary legacy: A pecuniary legacy is the gift of a specific amount of money. By leaving a pecuniary legacy to The Family Haven you can fix an amount in your Will, but its value may be reduced over the years by inflation.

A specific legacy : A specific legacy is the gift of a physical item or items in your Will to The Family Haven. This may be property or jewellery, for example.

Whichever way you choose, that decision ensures that The Family Haven can continue helping even more families, your legacy guarantees them a better future.

Provided here is the wording that would best set out your intentions to leave a gift to The Family Haven:

If you would like to include a gift to The Family Haven in your Will, please use the following wording:

I give (add your own chosen percentage of your estate or amount here) to The Family Haven of 31 Spa Road, Gloucester, GL1 1UY, Charity registration no. 1088622 for its general charitable purposes and I declare that the receipt of the Centre Manager or other proper officer of The Family Haven shall be a full and sufficient discharge for the said legacy.

These simple steps can change the future for the lives of families with young children living in the hardest conditions in the county’s poorest communities.

Your pledge can help many families to a brighter future with amazing opportunities. That all begins with your decision here.

Whilst this information is here to help, we recommend that you discuss your plans with a professional. If you have any further questions however, please do contact the Debbie Nevin on 01452 528692 or email

Further Information

See the government guidelines on writing a will as well as details on wills and probabte here:

You can download forms to make a pledge, write a codicil or find a local solictor from our Charity Choice web page

You may leave specific gifts (jewellery, shares, artwork, property, cash); cash or pecuniary gifts; residuary gifts (what is left over of an estate after deduction of debt, inheritance tax and certain expenses) and reversionary gifts (which follows on from an earlier interest given in the will, e.g. a testator might leave property to his or her spouse with the property going to charity on the spouse’s death).

To find out more details on why to leave a legacy and writing a will on the Remember a Charity website (although you won’t find us there yet!).