Legacy FAQs

We understand that the idea of leaving a legacy can be daunting. To make your decision easier, we have created this handy legacy FAQs page, to help you. If you still need a little more information, please email us legacy@gamc.org.uk

The Goodwill Partnership

About the Goodwill Partnership


The Goodwill Partnership is the largest distributor of home-visit solicitor-provided Wills in England and Wales. We guarantee the lowest price for a home-visit Will which is checked and provided direct to you by a panel firm of solicitors who can also provide legal advice and storage of your signed Will. The process of making your Will is made extremely simple. There are no visits to the solicitor; our trained counsellor comes to your home to take your Will instructions at a time convenient to you, whether daytime, evenings or weekends. We charge a low fixed price, however detailed your Will, wherever you live, with no hidden costs or upsell of any other products. Our home-visit service is free of charge and we also provide a small discount on a second Will for your spouse or partner. Welcare Guardian, the administration company behind The Goodwill Partnership, has been proud to offer an outstanding ethical service, providing great savings to clients, since 1993.




How much does the Goodwill Partnership charge?


The Goodwill Partnership charges just £125 + VAT for a single Will and £125 + VAT for a second Will, for your Spouse or Partner. Our service includes a free, no obligation home-visit.




What geographical area do you cover?


The Goodwill Partnership guarantees coverage of home-visits across all postcodes within England & Wales.




Why should I use the goodwill partnership?


The Goodwill Partnership is the largest distributor of best practice, home-visit solicitor-provided Wills in England & Wales.




Can my will reduce the burden of inheritance tax?


The cornerstone of all Inheritance Tax planning is a properly drawn Will. However, gifts made to charities through Wills are exempt from inheritance tax. This means that by leaving a gift to GAMC may help reduce your tax liability. Also, by leaving 10% or more of the net value of your estate to charity in your Will, you will qualify for a 4% reduction in inheritance tax, paying 36% rather than 40%.




Contact the Goodwill Partnership


The Goodwill Partnership info@thegoodwillpartnership.co.uk
0844 669 6148





GAMC Legancies

Why do I need a Will?


Writing a Will is the only way you can guarantee how your assets are shared amongst your family and friends. It also lets you decide who should look after any dependants that you leave behind. If you don’t have a valid Will, the courts may take these decisions for you. People often assume that their spouse or partner will be the main beneficiary of their estate but the court may decide otherwise. As well as making sure your loved ones are cared for, a professionally written Will can save the beneficiaries of your estate paying unnecessary tax through careful inheritance tax planning. In addition to this, The Goodwill Partnership also gives you the opportunity to leave a gift in your Will to a charity, however there is no obligation for you to do so.




What do I need to do to amend my will?


You will need to download the GAMC codicil, fill it out and send it to your solicter. You can download the GAMC Codicil document HERE




How does leaving GAMC a legacy help?


Gifts left to the Gatwick Aviation Museum in Wills provide vital funding for curatorial site development, exhibitions and curatorial conservation.

Bequests small and large have made a huge difference to the Museum's work and have enabled our collection to grow.

This crucial support, will allow the Gatwick Aviation Museum to stay open for future generations to enjoy, inspire and learn.




I still have a question about leaving a legancy, who should I talk to?


You can contact our legacy team who are on hand and who are happy to help. Just email legacy@gamc.org.uk




What are the benefits of leaving a legacy?


There are many benefits to leaving a legacy in your Will - have a look at our Legacy Benefits for more infomation about this.





Residuary Gift

Residuary gift will wording


"I give [state proportion e.g. one third] of the residue of my estate to the Board of Trustees of the Gatwick Aviation Museum (GAMC) Vallance By-Ways, Lowfield Heath Rd, Charlwood, Gatwick RH6 0BT absolutely for its general charitable purposes. My Trustees shall have no further duties relating to this benefit if they obtain the written receipt from the treasurer or other appropriate officer of the Gatwick Aviation Museum." We always recommend that you speak to a Solicitor when writing or amending your Will; they will be able to ensure that your wishes appear just as you want them, and can also advise you about Inheritance Tax.





Codicils

What is a codicil?


A codicil is a document that amends an existing will, but does not replace it. It allows you to change your will without making an entirely new will, and must be signed in the exact same way as the will was signed (although the two witnesses do not have to be the same two people that witnessed the original will). You can download the GAMC codicil HERE




What is the difference between codicil and will?


A codicil is an instrument made in relation to a Will, explaining, altering or adding to its dispositions and is deemed to be a part of the Will. A codicil has to be executed and attested like a Will. A codicil is similar to a Will and is governed by the same rules as a Will.




Is a codicil legally binding?


A codicil is a supplement to an existing Will that makes some alterations but leaves the rest of the Will intact. It is a legal document that is as legally binding as the original Will. A codicil must be on a separate sheet of paper to the Will and be signed, dated and witnessed in the same way as the original Will.




Who can witness a codicil to a will?


A codicil has to be signed and witnessed in the same way as your original will, but you don't need to use the same witnesses. Don't use someone as a witness if they or their husband/wife or civil partner benefits from a gift in the codicil – it will make the gift to them (in the codicil) invalid.




How much should a codicil cost?


A codicil is very inexpensive. You need to have the original will so that the paragraph in which the person or organisation is referenced can be identified in the codicil.




Can a codicil be contested?


A will or a codicil to a will (an amendment made to a will after it has been signed) can only be contested for very specific legal reasons and the process begins when an interested person notifies the court.





Pecuniary Gift

Pecuniary gift will wording


"I give the sum of [amount in words] (£______ [amount in figures]) to the Board of Trustees of the Gatwick Aviation Museum (GAMC) Vallance By-Ways, Lowfield Heath Rd, Charlwood, Gatwick RH6 0BT absolutely for its general charitable purposes. My Trustees shall have no further duties relating to this benefit if they obtain the written receipt from the treasurer or other appropriate officer of the Gatwick Aviation Museum." We always recommend that you speak to a Solicitor when writing or amending your Will; they will be able to ensure that your wishes appear just as you want them, and can also advise you about Inheritance Tax.