Gifts In Wills – Great Western Air Ambulance Charity
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Leave a gift in your Will

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Writing your Will is never an easy task.

Once you have remembered those close to you then making a gift to a charity that is close to your heart can help to make things a little easier. You're leaving a gift that will help generations to come. Any amount that you're able to leave will help the future of your community.

We are your local air ambulance, delivering critical care to the people who need it most across our region.

We receive no day to day funding from the Government or National Lottery, which is why it's so important that we can secure vital funds needed to ensure our future.

With your help we can keep our Critical Care Team operational and delivering the best Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine, as quickly as possible.

Why choose GWAAC?

We would be honoured if you chose to remember us in this very special way but more importantly you could be helping the future of those close to you; your family, friends, colleagues or neighbours.

We need to raise over £3 million each year and rely on the generosity of local people like you to enable us to continue our life-saving work.

To find out more contact our Legacy and In Memory Coordinator katy.burke@gwaac.com 

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Hear from our supporter Nick who has kindly pledged to leave us a gift in his Will:

Helpful tips - click to read more

1Use a solicitor or Will writing service
When you have made the decision to make your Will, make sure you use a professional solicitor or Will writing service. They will ensure that your wishes are followed and respect you and your requests. They'll guide you through the process, but it's a good idea to write a list of all your important assets, possessions and the people you would like to include in your Will. To help you find solicitor or Will writer there is a directory on the Law Society website: www.lawsociety.org.uk, or you could visit The Good Will Partnership Website www.thegoodwillpartnership.co.uk
2Keep your Will up to date
Ensure your wishes are followed by always having an up-to-date Will. This will give you piece of mind that the people and causes that matter to you have been looked after in the way you choose. It's the only way to make sure your wishes are followed the way you intend.
3Look after your family & friends
A Will makes it much easier for your family and friends to take care of your estate and be sure they’re acting on your wishes. Without a Will, the process can be difficult, stressful and time consuming all at a time that is hard when grieving. Without a Will expressing your wishes your whole estate could end up belonging to the government. Writing a will ensures that your loved ones are not forgotten.
4Find out about inheritance tax
If you have a Will it can help reduce the amount of inheritance tax that needs to be paid on your estate. For further more in depth detail we suggest you visiT: www.gov.uk/browse/tax/inheritance-tax
5Know your rights
If you and your partner are not married or are in a civil partnership you do not have the same automatic rights as those that are married (we know seems strange nowadays but it is still a fact). By having a Will you can make sure your partner is looked after by naming them.

Our promise to you

When you put a gift in your Will to GWAAC:

  • We’ll answer any questions and queries openly and honestly.
  • We won’t put you under pressure – we understand that this is a big decision so please decide in your own time.
  • Your loved ones come first – we agree and respect that so won’t ever try to change this.
  • We’ll use your special gift carefully.
  • You don’t have to tell us your decision – we respect your right to privacy but equally if you chose to we would be delighted, and would be able to thank you and invite you to see our service first hand with visiting our base.
  • If you think it might help you understand more about what we do and to help you to choose to leave us a thoughtful gift we can arrange a time for you to come and see our service first hand.