Leave a gift in your will

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The difference you could make

Leaving a gift in your Will is one of the most meaningful ways you can help retailTRUST make a lasting, positive difference to the lives of people working in and retired from retail.

By leaving a gift in your will, you will be helping us to continue our work in improving the emotional, physical, financial and vocational wellbeing of our retail colleagues and their families.

Every gift we receive from our supporters, no matter how large or small, makes a real and tangible difference to the lives of the people we support.

After providing for your loved ones, by leaving a percentage of your estate to retailTRUST, you will leave a lasting legacy, that will enable us to provide vital wellbeing support to those in need across retail for generations come.

Support the wellbeing of the retail workforce of tomorrow

A larger gift could help in many ways from rolling our pre-employment programmes that help young people into employment, or help us develop new smart living communities across the country to ensure future retirees from retail, can enjoy the highest quality of life in their later years.

A gift in your will could make a tremendous difference to thousands of people in retail and their families for years to come.

Why gifts in wills matter

retailTRUST believes that the health of all our colleagues is a foundation of the ongoing success of British retail. Since 1832, we have been at the heart of how the retail industry cares for, protects and improves the lives of its most valuable asset – its people.

Our vision is to build a coalition of businesses and leaders that recognise the responsibility the industry has to look after the people that contribute to its financial success, and build a healthy, happy, diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects retail’s position as the premier industry in the UK economy.  

Today, thanks to your support, we help retailers look after the wellbeing of their most vital asset, their people via access to career-changing learning and development; financial, emotional and physical wellbeing services and supported-living estates.

Retailers want to look after their people’s health and wellbeing and it’s our mission to provide that support.

By remembering retailTRUST in your will, you will help us continue to transform the lives of thousands more retail colleagues and their families for years to come.

Get in touch

If you have any questions, or would like to know more about leaving a gift in your will, please contact our fundraising team on [email protected]

Frequently asked questions

What basic information do I need to leave a gift in my will to retailTRUST?

The most important bits of information to include are our name, address and registered charity number:

Marshall Hall
Marshall Estate
Hammers Lane

Registered charity in England and Wales (1090136) Scotland (SC039694)

Do I need a solicitor to write my will?

We recommend you consult a solicitor to make sure that all the legal formalities are covered and that your will is valid. The cost of the solicitor will vary depending on how complex your will is.

We cannot personally recommend a solicitor to help write your will but you can contact the Law Society who can send you a list of solicitors.

In England and Wales, go to lawsociety.org.uk, or call 0207 242 1222.

In Scotland, contact the Law Society of Scotland at lawscot.org.uk, or call 0131 226 7411.

In Northern Ireland, contact the Law Society of Northern Ireland at lawsoc-ni.org, or call 0289 023 1614.

How can I change my existing will?

Speak to a/your solicitor to help you to add a form called a codicil to your existing will. Don’t make changes yourself as it could render your existing will invalid if this isn’t done correctly.

What kind of gift can I leave in my will?

There are three types of gift you can leave in your will, they are:

  1. A Residuary gift is a percentage or share of the balance of your estate once all other payments and gifts have been made. Many people prefer to give a residuary gift because it keeps in line with inflation and does not lose value over time.
  2. A Pecuniary gift is a fixed amount of money.
  3. A Specific gift is a gift of a specific item, like personal possessions, land or shares.

I’m looking after my loved ones, can I still leave a gift to retailTRUST?

Of course, looking after your loved ones comes first. After making sure that they will be provided for, it is still possible to support retailTRUST with a gift in your will.

Do I need to tell retailTRUST?

There is absolutely no obligation to tell us if you choose to include retailTRUST in your will. However, we are always happy to hear from our supporters, and by letting us know your intentions, we'll know how best to support you. It also gives us a chance to thank you if you do decide to remember retailTRUST in your will.

Please be assured, any information you provide is completely confidential and in no way legally binding.