Leave a Gift in your Will

A gift in your Will to Northallerton and the Dales Mencap can make a lasting difference.

A gift in your Will can help bring hope to families with learning disabilities. It will help secure a future society with dignity, respect, care and compassion.

There are many types of gift you can leave in a Will from a percentage of your whole estate, to a set amount of money or indeed everything to Northallerton and the Dales Mencap Society if you wish.

In return for any support you might leave in your Will, Northallerton and the Dales Mencap Society pledges:

  • That we will always endeavour to make the best use of your gift for the Society’s beneficiaries.
  • To act in a sensitive manner and respect any confidential information you give us.
  • You are always able to change your Will as you see fit.

If you do decide to leave Northallerton and the Dales Mencap Society a gift in your Will, please ensure that the correct wording is used. In particular, you need to refer to “Northallerton and the Dales Mencap Society”, which is a separate organisation to National Royal Mencap.

Please include the following details:

Northallerton and the Dales Mencap Society, The Mencap Centre, Goosecroft Alne, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 1EG Registered Charity Number: 224222

If you would like to get in touch with someone at Northallerton and the Dales Mencap Society about a gift in your Will, please contact Sue Lear, Development Officer at the Mencap Centre.

A Gift in your Will information sheet

Northallerton and the Dales Mencap Society aims to be a resource for the whole family, long term.

We provide a range of services that are reflective of learning disability needs throughout the Richmondshire and Hambleton areas and for members of the society.

Although affiliated to National Royal Mencap, Northallerton and the Dales Mencap Society is a local charity that was formed by the community, for the community. We are completely independently funded and run, and rely on the generosity of the local community to enable us to maintain and develop our services.

Making a Will is the best and simplest way to safeguard everyone's future and ensure your assets go to the people and causes closest to your heart. If you die without a legal Will, your estate will still be distributed - but in accordance with standard rules, this may not necessarily accord with your wishes.

It is important for everyone to consider making a Will and to take good legal and financial advice, which should be reviewed from time to time. The Gift in your Will information sheet is intended to provide a starting point for you to consider some ways in which a gift might be made and how you might find a professional advisor to assist you with a Will if you do not already have one.

A Gift in your Will information toolkit