Why leave a gift to Variety?

Leaving a gift in your Will to Variety ensures that we can continue to be here for those who need us most, now and in the future.

You will transform lives. Your gift will play a crucial role in ensuring Variety can continue to support families all across the UK when they turn to us for help.

It creates a legacy. Leaving a gift in your Will is one of the most effective and long-lasting ways you can impact a cause that is close to your heart. Whether that’s helping children who have disabilities, or those who are disadvantaged, you will be making a difference.

It’s easy. It doesn’t take long to make a difference—a Will can take as little as one hour to do.

It doesn’t affect your lifestyle today. Making a decision to include a gift to Variety in your Will enables you to consider a gift that you might not be able to gift today, but would love to make if you could.

Use our FREE Will writing service

We’ve partnered with expert will writers, Octopus Legacy, who have taken the headache out of will writing with a quick and easy service where each will is checked over by a legal expert.

Claim your free will online today.

Octopus Legacy also offers telephone and face to face Will writing services for those that would rather speak to a solicitor, to find out more and to book an appointment simply call the team on 0800 773 4014.



Do I need to make a new Will, or can I just amend my existing one?

If you already have a Will and simply want to make some changes, you need to add a codicil. A codicil is a separate instruction that is then kept with, and as part of, your Will. You can download one here or we can send you one.

Other ways you can leave a gift in your Will

There are three main ways to leave a gift in your Will. A Residuary Gift is the gift of either all, or a share of, what is left in your estate after all other gifts to family and friends (plus any taxes and expenses) have been paid.

  • A Pecuniary Gift is a gift of a stated amount of money which is left to a named person, charity or other organisation. Inflation can reduce the value of these gifts over time, so they should be regularly reviewed.
  • A Specific Gift is a gift of a specific item, like a piece of jewellery, furniture or property, rather than a sum of money. The item must be described precisely and the name and address of the person or organisation to whom the gift has been left must be provided.

Your solicitor or financial advisor will be able to check over everything for you but it may be helpful for you to consider  the options below in advance. We are a member of The Goodwill Partnership which is the largest distributor of home-visit solicitor-provided Wills in England and Wales. The service includes a free, no obligation home-visit.

It is entirely your decision to tell us if you are leaving a gift in your Will, but if you would like to discuss any aspects of leaving a gift to Variety we will be happy to help you in any way we can. All conversations are treated in the strictest confidence.

You can contact us by email at legacies@variety.org.uk or call us on 020 7428 8100.

We are thankful to learn how Variety has used Uncle Alan’s legacy, it is much appreciated and, as parents of a child on the autistic spectrum, we feel that it has been spent wisely. This is such a great cause and will improve children’s lives that really do need it and I know that Uncle Alan would have been very pleased with this.

Beverley Goulding, Alan Gough’s great-niece