At West London Welcome we gratefully accept gifts in wills to support our work with local refugees, asylum-seeking people and migrants in our community into the future.

We’ve partnered with FreeWills to offer a free, fully comprehensive, will-writing service so that you can write or update your will and have peace of mind that your affairs are in order. Each will is checked by legal experts, and your will can be updated quickly and easily for free. You can make your personalised will online in three simple steps, from the comfort of your own home and with live support from their will specialists.

To write your will with FreeWills and support the work of West London Welcome, please click here.

 

Amending a will or using your own solicitor
A solicitor will also be able to advise you on the correct wording if you decide to leave a gift to West London Welcome. To write your will, they will need the following details:
Charity name: West London Welcome
Charity address: PO Box 78236, London W14 4HQ
Registered charity number: 1183261

 

Getting it right
If you do decide to support us in your will we suggest the following wording be used by you or your solicitor.

“l give, devise and bequeath to West London Welcome, Charity Registration No.1183261, the sum of £ . . . . . . ( . ‘in words’, i.e pounds) or the whole (or a . . . . share) of my residuary estate for its general charitable purposes and I declare that receipt of the Treasurer or other proper Officer of West London Welcome shall be a sufficient discharge therefore”

 

If you have already written a will
You may have already written a will but still wish to help our work, you can do this by adding a simple codicil to your will. Your signature must be witnessed by two people who must be present together and must sign the codicil in your presence. It is also important that you do not ask somebody to be a witness if they will also benefit from your will as this might invalidate the codicil.

Your solicitor is the best person to advise how the codicil should be precisely worded. When it is completed, a copy should be placed with your will so that they are both read at the same time.

 

Letting us know
It isn’t essential to let us know that you have left us a gift in your will or are considering doing so. However, letting us know gives us an opportunity to thank you and make sure we answer any questions you may have. If you prefer not to let us know, please accept our warmest thanks for your generosity. If you choose to inform us, contact our Director, Joanne MacInnes, at joanne@westlondonwelcome.com so we can ensure the gift is properly recorded and acknowledged.