Dundalk Simon Community – Legacy Giving
Leaving a legacy or a bequest to Dundalk Simon Community, is a real way for people to make a difference to the lives and well being of others when they are gone.
Despite the fact that making a will is a straightforward affair, it is surprising that over 40% of the population fail to do so. Ensuring appropriate provision for a spouse and dependents is clearly highly desirable, and such a document should be reviewed regularly.
But what if you are one of the 89% of the population who currently donates to a charity and want to do so after your death? Without clear direction in your will, it is difficult for those around you to know what you wanted.
By leaving a direction in your will to make a donation to a particular charity, it is clear to the executors of your will that you want to leave a legacy. One that will live on after you.
How can you help Dundalk Simon Community?
Should you wish to remember Dundalk Simon Community in your will*, there are two basic options.
The simplest of these is to make a general bequest to Dundalk Simon Community. This will be utilised by the trustees of the Community where they feel it is needed the most.
The alternative option is to direct your bequest to a specific service within the Dundalk Simon Community.
For example to may decide that you wish to leave the gift to;
Seatown House – the day centre open to all residents, current and former, who use our services. Residents can access a daily mean, the settlement services and a secure and comforting environment where they can drop in when they please.
The Gatehouse or the Community House – our emergency accommodation units that provides accommodation to up to 32 people per night. People who otherwise would have no where else to go.
The Next Step –
Adding a bequest in favour of Dundalk Simon Community to your will is a simple operation. There are forms** to guide you available to download here.
A decision to provide a bequest represents a unique and lasting gift to Dundalk Simon Community that will make a considerable difference to the lives of others and would be immensly appreciated.
For further information on Dundalk SImon Community or to discuss the different projects we have please contact us on 042-9339583.
*Please note that Dundalk Simon Community would always recommend that you consult with your solicitor fully before officially adding to your will. He/She will ensure that all your queries and questions are answered and any concerns that you may have are fully addressed.
**Please also note that the form on this site is merely a guide and you should always check with your own solicitor to ensure that all the legal requriements have been fulfilled.