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Wills and In Memory

By choosing to remember us in your Will, or by making an ‘In Memory’ donation for a loved one, you can have a lasting impact on a child’s life, providing them with a loving family and support to build a secure and happy future.

“Leaving a donation to CCS in our will(s) was something we were both keen to do, giving something back to a charity that helped us so much in becoming and remaining a forever family. CCS supported us through our training, matching and since we have adopted. We both wanted to give a token of our appreciation back to help them continue improving children and families lives.“Adoptive father of 7 year-old boy with special needs

Leaving a Gift in your Will

Making a Will is an important way of looking after the future of your family and friends. After you have taken care of your loved ones you may wish to leave a gift to charity.

As a charity that relies on fundraising, gifts in Wills are hugely important, allowing us to continue finding forever families for children who need them and provide them with the specialist help and support they need once they are adopted. By remembering CCS in your Will you will provide a lasting gift that will continue to transform the lives of vulnerable children long after you are gone.

Charitable legacies and inheritance tax

Charitable legacies are not currently subject to inheritance tax so any gift you leave to CCS Adoption will be tax-free. Leaving a gift can also bring the amount of your estate below the inheritance tax threshold meaning more of your money will go to the individuals and causes you want to support.

Thinking about your gift

It may help to consider the form and value of the gift you would like to make prior to speaking with your solicitor. You can leave the following kinds of gift in your Will:

  • A percentage share (a residuary gift) – a share of what is left once all other gifts and expenses have been deducted
  • A fixed cash gift (a pecuniary gift)– a fixed sum of money
  • A specific gift– the gift of a specific item such as property, a painting or an item of jewellery

How to remember us in your will

If you would like to leave a gift to CCS Adoption in your Will we advise that you speak to a solicitor (if you do not already have a solicitor you can find one by searching on the Law Society database). They will be able to assist you in drafting or amending your Will to include a legacy gift to us. When leaving a gift to us in your Will please provide your solicitor with the following information:

Charity name: Clifton Children’s Society. Registered charity number: 286814

Address: CCS Adoption, 162 Pennywell Road, Easton, Bristol, BS5 0TX

Letting us know

We understand that your Will is a private document however, if you do leave us a legacy please consider letting us know so that we can express our thanks to you and discuss any wishes you may have.

Contact us

If you wish to discuss leaving a gift to CCS in your Will or if you would like any further information or advice please contact a Fundraiser on 0117 935 0005 or email fundraising@ccsadoption.org.

Donating in memory

In memory giving is when the friends and family of a person who has passed away make a donation to a charity in their memory, and/or ask for charity donations instead of flowers at their funeral. If CCS Adoption means something to your family or loved one please consider supporting us (registered charity number 286814). Any in memory donations you collect will make a huge difference.

In memory donations can be sent directly to us or you can ask the funeral director to arrange this for you. You can also ‘raise funds in memory’ online via Virgin Money Giving.

If you find yourself in this position, and need some advice, please contact us on 0117 935 0005 or email fundraising@ccsadoption.org. We will be happy to provide you with any resources or support you might need.