Remember Liberty in your will
"THE FIGHT THAT IS NEVER DONE"
That’s how Liberty’s first President E.M. Forster described our work in 1942, and the years since have proved him right.
Every generation faces different threats to its fundamental rights and freedoms. The only thing we can be sure of is that the attacks will keep coming. Why? Because civil liberties are inconvenient for those in power. Human rights stand in the way of control.
Liberty will never give up the fight. We can’t always see where the next threat will come from, but with your help we will be ready. By leaving a gift to Liberty in your Will, you can help us protect the rights and freedoms of generations to come.
Supporting us through your Will
We would not be the organisation we are today without the kindness of members and supporters who leave us gifts in their Wills. Many people think that only the very wealthy leave money to charities in their Will, but this really isn’t the case. Your gift – however small or large – will help Liberty challenge injustice, speak out against abuses of power and make our country a fairer place.
Reasons to write or update your Will
Having a clearly written and up-to-date Will is the only way to make sure your final wishes are carried out. It is a last chance to remember the people and causes you care about and helps avoid confusion and stress for loved ones at a difficult time.
Making a Will is relatively straightforward but we would always recommend talking to a solicitor. Because gifts in Wills make such an amazing contribution to our work, we offer a free Will writing service to Liberty members through the National Free Wills Network.
The Civil Liberties Trust
You can leave a gift either directly to Liberty or to our charitable sister organisation, the Civil Liberties Trust. Liberty is not a charity, which leaves us free to carry out all the work necessary to protect and promote human rights, including our political campaigning.
The Civil Liberties Trust is a registered charity (no. 1024948) which supports the charitable aspects of Liberty’s work. Gifts made to the Civil Liberties Trust are exempt from Inheritance Tax (IHT) and may reduce the tax liability for your loved ones if your estate is over the IHT threshold. Your financial advisor/solicitor will be able to give you more information.
If you would like to talk about leaving a gift in your Will, or if you have any questions, please contact Jenny Greenshields on 020 7378 3663, email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Liberty House, 26-30 Strutton Ground, London, SW1P 2HR.
If you are an executor of an estate Jenny can also answer any questions you might have.