Nobody can ever predict what’s going to happen in the future but when you decide to make a will, you do know that those you leave behind have one less thing to worry about. Making a will is a practical way to help ensure your heartfelt wishes are clear and you know with certainty that the people you love are looked after – you can even choose to leave a legacy to the causes that you support.

The Brick Charity are delighted to have partnered with a reputable, local Solicitors – Accord Legal Services to offer a free Will service to all our wonderful supporters. With the full support of the brilliant Accord Team, you could benefit not only from a free consultation, but also from a FREE, professional will.

Of course, you are under no obligation to leave a legacy in your will to The Brick in your will, but if you do choose to write your will through our Partner – Accord Legal Services,  we hope you may just consider leaving a small gift for the charity, but please note that there is absolutely no obligation to do so.

It would make such a difference if you could just remember us in your will and would really help our work in supporting people who are transitioning through homelessness or experiencing poverty.

How do I do get a free will?

  1. Contact our team on Thebrick@accordwills.co.uk or go direct to Accord website on https://www.accordlegalservices.co.uk/  (give them our charity number: 1153055).
  2. Mention that you would like to discuss ‘The Brick free will scheme’.
  3. Finally, if you do decide to take advantage of a free will, you can decide if you want to leave a legacy gift to The Brick and also the type and size of gift – it could be as little as £5 or 1% of your assets – every single penny counts.

Do I need a Legal professional?

Officially no, but it’s probably best to have a solicitor for advice. Sometimes, ‘Do it yourself’ wills can cause problems if details are left out or even if the wording is not correct.

Are there different ways I can leave a gift?

Yes there is. There are three main types of gifts that you can leave:

  • Residuary gift: The whole or a percentage of your estate after providing for loved ones and covering administrative expenses.
  • Pecuniary gift: A fixed sum of money
  • Specific gift: A specific item of value, such as an item of property, a piece of jewellery or a painting.

Here’s Kyle’s story and how your Legacy Giving can help someone have a brighter future.