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No one dreams of being homeless

Leaving a gift to Centrepoint in your Will can help homeless young people achieve their dreams.

It's an incredible gesture, one that can change lives.

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My lifelong dream

See how former Centrepoint resident Rochelle is moving ever closer to her dream of becoming a barrister after coming to Centrepoint as a teenager.

why do i need a Will?

Making a Will ensures a secure future for your family and loved ones. It is one of the most important things that everyone, at some point in their life, has to consider. If you pass away without a Will, you don't get a say in who inherits your property, possessions and money. Centrepoint always advise writing a Will with the support of a solicitor. Learn more about how important it is to have a Will from Tony Cockayne of Michelmores LLP and how Gifts in Wills provide a vital source of future funding for Centrepoint.

The why, when and what of Wills

Tony Cockayne, Partner at Michaelmores, explains everything you need to know about Wills, including how to include a charity in your legacy.

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It took Lorraine Kelly just half an hour

If you are going to be an ambassador for a charity, you have to roll your sleeves up and get stuck in, It’s easy now. It took me half an hour, if that. So do it. It could change lives. How often do we get the chance to do that? It doesn’t have to be loads of money. Every single fiver is going to make a difference. I am not talking about millions of pounds, a giant legacy or anything. I’m just saying I’ve left something in order to help.

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Turn dreams into reality

Homeless young people have dreams and ambitions but they have to overcome more challenges than others to achieve them. For young people without anywhere safe to sleep or a place to call home, their goals can seem impossibly out of reach. Whether they dream of becoming a lawyer, of finishing their college course or of securing their own home, with the right support, these dreams can become reality.

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All they need are the same chances

By making a gift to Centrepoint in your Will, you'll be supporting our work to bring homeless young people's dreams back within reach. We provide accommodation, health support and life skills to get them back into education, training and employment. 88 per cent of the young people that come to Centrepoint move on in a positive way. A gift in your Will gives Centrepoint the long-term support we need to dream big for young people.

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Our guide to making a Will, being an executor and leaving a gift is free and we can send it to you via email or post. Once you've made sure that your loved ones will be provided for, even a small gift can have a big impact.

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Frequently asked questions

Why do I need a Will?

Making a Will and ensuring a secure future for family and friends is one of the most important things that everyone, at some point in their life, has to consider. 

What happens if I don't make a Will?

If you pass away without a Will, you don't get a say in who inherits your property, possessions and money. It's possible that the law would distribute these in the way you want but it's best not to take that risk. 

How do I leave a gift in my Will?

It's simple. We've put together a guide to making a Will and leaving a gift which we hope will make this clear. You can order it below.

Why are legacy gifts so important to Centrepoint?

Legacy gifts are incredibly generous gestures and help us think big and be even more ambitious in helping homeless young people. No matter how big or small, a gift in your Will to Centrepoint will help us be where we’re needed most, helping those who need us most. Leaving a legacy to Centrepoint is an opportunity for you to make a significant positive impact on the lives of many homeless young people.

I don’t think my estate adds up to much. Is it still worth making a Will or leaving a legacy?

You might be surprised about your wealth, especially if you own your own home and have life insurance or savings. Making a Will is the only way to ensure that the people you love and the causes closest to your heart benefit from your estate as you want them to. Order a guide to making a Will above.

Can I make a Will myself or do I need to use a professional?

There is no legal requirement to use a solicitor when making a Will. However, disputes that arise over unclear or poorly drafted Wills can be complicated and costly in the future. Using a solicitor who is qualified in estate law allows you peace of mind and should also reduce the risk of disputes arising at a later date. Where possible, it is advisable to discuss your plans and wishes regarding your Will with your family and loved ones.

What’s the best way to remember Centrepoint in my Will?

The best way to benefit a charity is often with a residuary legacy. Giving in this way means your gift won’t decrease in value due to inflation and can therefore make your legacy go further and benefit more people. Your solicitor or Will writer will be able to advise you on the best option for your circumstances and recommended wording to discuss with them is available.

Should I let Centrepoint know my decision?

We appreciate that leaving a gift in your Will is very personal and it’s entirely up to you. We understand the content of your Will is a very private matter. However if you could let us know, whatever your decision, we’d be very grateful. It will allow us to communicate with you in the best way, and to say a very big thank you if you have chosen to remember us. Any information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence, will not be shared with third parties and is not legally binding. You can email us here.

What information do I need to include when leaving a gift to Centrepoint?

Please include our full name, address and registered charity details:

Centrepoint
25 Camperdown Street
London
E1 8DZ

Charity Number: 292411

Some wording which will help you specify what kind of gift you want to make is available our Will guide, which you can order above.

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