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supported by 'The Karen Trust'


Making a Tribute

Legacy Giving

Every day we hear stories of friends, loved ones, neighbours or colleagues who are facing up to losing a family member from a terminal cancer.  The Karen Trust aims to try to help such families enjoy the time they have left by giving them the financial support to allow them to create a lasting memory together. We are entirely dependant on voluntary donations to allow us to continue this support but by leaving a legacy in your will it will help us to achieve that aim.

Using the right words

If you decide to leave a legacy to support our work, please accept our sincere thanks.

Although making or changing your Will is a simple process it is important that you consult a solicitor or professional advisor. The wording in your Will is very important. It help us to know whether you want to leave us a specific amount of money or property, or whether you are leaving us the residuary amount of your estate (what is left after all your other bequests have been taken into account).

For guidance, we have given an example below:

I give the sum of £…… (or the specified shares or item(s) of property) to The Karen Trust, Enterprise House, 5 Roundwood Lane Harpenden Hertfordshire AL5 3BW England, registered charity number 1137029. I further direct that the receipt of a Trustee or other officer of The Karen Trust shall be a full and sufficient discharge of the said gift.

Inheritance Tax

A legacy to a charity may reduce the amount of Inheritance Tax due. Inheritance Tax is currently fixed at a flat rate of 40%. Your estate may be subject to Inheritance Tax if the value of your property and possessions come to more than £312,000. This excludes any money or property you leave to your spouse if he or she lives in the United Kingdom. It also excludes any legacies to charity. Your solicitor will advise you about current tax legislation.

If you are intending to make a pledge to The Karen Trust please let us know by contacting us through the Contact Us page.  Thank you for your support. .

Donate in Memory

We realise that you may be going through a particularly difficult time and we would like to thank you for considering support for The Karen Trust in memory of a loved one.

Donating in memory is a very special way to remember the life of a relative or friend. It is a thoughtful gift which will help other families facing losing a loved one to terminal cancer to create a lasting memory that they can cherish forever.

If you would like a collection in memory of someone to be sent to us, please talk to your funeral director who can make the arrangements for you.

You can also make a donation online using the “Donate Now” button on our Home Page.

Donate in Celebration

Celebrate and Give

Whatever your special occasion, spread that happiness by helping The Karen Trust create a special memory for families who are faced with losing a loved one to terminal cancer.

Weddings, Birthdays, Christenings, Anniversaries and Retirement…you name it we celebrate it….

Avoid unneeded or unwanted birthday presents and have the satisfaction of supporting a fabulous cause at the same time – invite your family and friends to donate to The Karen Trust instead of buying a gift.

If the birth of your child or grandchild has highlighted the importance of a loving and protective family, use your celebration to help other less fortunate.

Whatever the occasion share your joy by bringing joy.

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