Thank you for considering us…

We know that when you are making your Will, quite rightly, your family and friends will come first. But we hope, once you have taken care of your loved ones, that you will consider leaving a gift in your Will to Headway Essex.

A gift in a Will, however large or small, will enable us to make a lasting difference to even more families by supporting those affected by acquired brain injury in the years to come.

It’s easier than you think.

Understandably, making a Will and leaving a legacy gift can seem daunting, but it’s actually quite simple.

Essentially, there are three ways you can leave a Gift in Will to Headway Essex.

A share of your estate

(Residuary Legacy)

Once you have set out what you are leaving to relatives and friends, you can donate a share, or all of what is left to Headway Essex. In other words, it is the legacy that consists of all the money and property that remains after other amounts of money or property is given to others.

A specific sum of money

(Pecuniary Legacy)

If you want to leave a specified amount of money to Headway Essex, simply list this amount in your Will.

A specific item

You can also leave specific items to Headway Essex that you think will be of some value when sold.

Our legacy promise

Should you choose to leave a gift to us in your Will, as part of our promise to you, we will always respect your privacy and handle your estate and wishes with care. We will ensure your donation will be used for the greatest impact and we will treat you and your family with respect at all times.

Already have a Will?

If you already have a Will and want to leave a legacy gift to Headway Essex, all you have to do is fill in a codicil form (an amendment) to your Will. Two witnesses will need to sign it and you will need keep it with your Will.

Need help making a Will?

We always recommend that you contact a solicitor or a member of the Institute of professional Will Writers.

If you would like to speak, in confidence, about leaving a gift in your Will, please contact the Fundraising Team on 01206 547616 or email

If you would like to speak, in confidence, about leaving a gift in your Will, please contact the Fundraising Team 01206 547616 or email the fundraising team


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