When you give a gift in your Will to Borderline, you will give a lifeline to homeless Scots in London at a time they need it most.
We rely on the generosity and support of individuals who care about the homeless. People like you help us to continue to be here for every single homeless Scot in London who needs our help.
A gift in a Will doesn’t have to be big a sum. Whatever the size the benefits for a charity like Borderline can be enormous: helping someone move off the streets into secure accommodation takes time and commitment. A gift in a Will won’t cost you anything now, yet it can help our clients in the long term, ensuring the values we all support live on.
“I found it surprisingly difficult to think about leaving a gift to Borderline in my will. I didn’t know why: I absolutely believe in the work Borderline is doing, and it is critical that it should carry on. Homelessness is getting worse and I have seen for myself, as a supporter, how intervention by Borderline caseworkers can turn someone’s life round.
When I thought about it a bit more, I realised that the stumbling block was actually writing a will, because it involves thinking about death, which is never easy. I had been putting it off for years. But when I went to a solicitor recently to finally do it, it turned out to be very straightforward (we even shared a few jokes).
I want to look after my children, naturally, and I made sure they were provided for. It was somehow easy after that to think of Borderline clients as something of an extended family, part of our human family if you like. When it was all done, I felt relieved. I have no intention of dying soon, and I plan to support Borderline in other ways. But now I know that, whatever happens, I will have made a small but lasting contribution.”
This frank account by a Borderline supporter highlights some of the difficulties we all face when considering leaving a gift in our Will. That is probably why only 7 per cent of the population actually take that positive step. And only one third even write a Will.
If you would like to leave a gift to Borderline, we recommend you consult a solicitor who can advise on wording to ensure that your wishes are carried out exactly as you want them to be.
You will need to take the following details with you:
New Borderline (known as Borderline), 22 City Road, London EC1Y 2AJ
Registered charity number 1128648 (England and Wales) and SC044530 (Scotland)
To find a solicitor, please visit the Law Society’s website or call 020 7320 5650
Borderline are part of Remember A Charity, in which over 180 UK charities are working together to encourage more people to consider leaving a charitable gift in their Will.
As a valued supporter of Borderline, they can offer you information and guidance on making your Will, including finding a solicitor.
Find out more about Remember A Charity
As a Remember A Charity member, Borderline supporters will automatically receive a generous discount of 20% on their online Will. Prices start from only £99 + VAT (£118.80) for a standard single Will and no code is required. Visit here to access this offer.
This simple process will be followed up with a phone call from a legal expert to finalise your Will at your convenience, offering the benefits of online convenience mixed with offline support and advice.
If you have any questions about legacies, please contact Andrew Ellison, Fundraising Officer: T: 0845 456 2190 E: firstname.lastname@example.org