Legacies

What can you leave to those who have had much less than you? Please don't forget to remember Project Peru in your will. We are a very small charity with very low running costs. But we are only able to carry out the work thanks to the generosity of our supporters. So this is how YOU can help us to go on helping Peru.

Why you should make a will

It makes things easier for those minding your affairs after your death. You can provide for family and friends. You can ensure that your estate goes to the people you want. Causes dear to your heart can be helped for many years. A will can keep alive the memory of your work and interests.

And you can save on tax
Wills can reduce tax payments. For example, money left to grandchildren in a trust can reduce taxes. Legacies to charities are not subject to Inheritance Tax. So, if you leave a legacy to charity which brings the total value of your estate below the tax threshold, it will reduce the amount of money that your estate will have to pay in taxes.

A legacy for Project Peru
A legacy to Project Peru will provide vital funding to help our work.

What do I do next?
There are several forms of legacy. You should draw up your will with expert advice, such as that of a solicitor or your bank manager.

If you are making a will . . .
... or decide to change your will, please do not forget to remember Project Peru. Or you may be asked to be the executor of someone's will which may leave a donation to unspecified charities.

There is little resistance to the idea of giving money to charity in a will, but most people don't get round to it!