Legacies


When it comes to making a will your friends and family come first. Once you know they will be looked after, you may also wish to leave a gift in your will to Shannon Trust.

Leaving a gift in your will

When it comes to making a will your friends and family come first. Once you know they will be looked after, you may also wish to leave a gift in your will to Shannon Trust. Your gift, whatever the size, will help support people in prison to transform their lives by learning to read in years to come.

How do I make a will?

As a will is a legal document it’s a good idea to have it written by a solicitor. They'll be able to advise you in a way that means your wishes will be carried out after you’re gone. One way of finding a solicitor to draw up your will is through The Law Society's Find a Solicitor service. 

Before you go to meet with the solicitor to make your will you might find it helpful to think about:

  • What you own -  including property, money, insurance, pensions, cars and shares
  • Any liabilities you have such as mortgage, credit card bills and loans
  • Who you would like to leave gifts to

If you'd like to leave a Shannon Trust a gift in your will, you'll need the following information for your solicitor: Shannon Trust, The Foundry, 17 Oval Way, London, SE11 5RR Registered charity no. 117249 

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Can I talk to someone at Shannon Trust about leaving a gift in a will?

Deciding to leave a gift in a will is a big decision and we’re more happy to talk to you about it. You can call us on 0203 752 5511 or if you'd prefer to email get in touch at communications@shannontrust.org.uk

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Wills: the terminology

We've produced a short glossary to help you understand the legal terminology about wills.

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I already have a will but I'd like to leave a gift to Shannon Trust

That’s great. We’re really pleased you want to support people in prison to learn to read in years to come. To make a change to your will you can complete a Codicil Form to keep with your existing will. If you are making a big change to your will you might want to visit your solicitor for advice.