Leaving a legacy

By remembering North Walsham & Dilham Canal Trust in your will, your incredible gift, whatever size, will help maintain our work into the future, so we can continue to maintain the canal for the community.

Ways to Leave a Legacy to Our Charity

Friends and family always come first but giving to The North Walsham & Dilham Canal Trust in your will is one way you can leave a legacy that helps future generations. There are a number of types of gifts that you can leave to us in your will, which include:

  • A share of your estate. Known as a “residuary legacy”, this is when you leave a portion of what you own to us, after your family and friends have received what you want to give them. It might be as small as 1% or as large as 100%, or anywhere in between. This is the most popular legacy for most charities, and it remains in line with inflation because it’s proportional to your estate.
  • A fixed sum of money. Called a “pecuniary legacy”, this is a cash gift. Inflation can reduce its value over the years, so it’s worth reviewing these gifts occasionally.
  • A specific gift. This is a particular named item, for example a piece of jewellery or other property.
  • A gift in trust. This is a “reversionary legacy” which is when you leave assets to your loved one for the duration of their life. When they die, your Will could be written so that a legacy could be left to The North Walsham & Dilham Canal Trust at that time.

The North Walsham & Dilham Canal Trust is a registered charity so giving to us in your will is a cost-effective way to donate because the gift is exempt from inheritance tax.

Get the Wording Right

To make sure we can receive the gift you decide on, whatever it may be, we ask that you use our full name and charity number:

North Walsham & Dilham Canal Trust, Registered Charity Number 1180474 (England and Wales)

Find a solicitor

The Law Society can help you find a solicitor in your area.

For more information, call 020 7320 5650 or visit the Law Society website.