Aberdeen Cyrenians

Legacies

Help us to tackle homelessness:Remember us in your Will

Since the establishment of Aberdeen Cyrenians in 1968 the range of services offered by Aberdeen Cyrenians has grown considerably. Originally just providing food and shelter, the services now aim to meet all the varying needs of people affected by homelessness in Aberdeenand the surrounding area.

Over the next 4 decades Aberdeen Cyrenians opened the first ever wet hostel in Britain, the first Women’s hostel in Aberdeen, day centres, emergency accommodation for young people, medium-term accommodation for young and old, community & housing support services and an employment and education service.  An estimated 50,000 homeless people or people at risk of homelessness have been supported by the Cyrenians over the past 40 years.

Our advice services are more in demand today than ever.  Legacies have become so important in continuing our work. By including Aberdeen Cyrenians in your Will, you can make a real difference in the lives of homeless people through Aberdeen and Shire.

Legacies – How they can help Aberdeen Cyrenians

With your support Aberdeen Cyrenians can continue to reach our aims:

  • Prevention of homelessness – through advice, information and education programmes
  • Alleviation of homelessness – in 39 places short-term accommodation
  • Rehabilitation – tackling underlying issues such as alcohol, drugs, mental health and abuse
  • Resettlement – practical help to gain employment, to learn the skills needed to live in the community and to sustain a tenancy

Leaving a legacy does not involve any cost to you but your support is invaluable to the homeless people who depend on our services.

What you can do next

If you are considering leaving a gift to Aberdeen Cyrenians there are a number of simple steps you can take today:

Making or changing a Will is easy but we do recommend you use a Solicitor. You can tell your Solicitor you wish to make a gift in your Will to Aberdeen Cyrenians; quoting our details as follows:

 

Aberdeen Cyrenians

62 Summer Street

Aberdeen

AB10 1SD

Registered Charity No. SC014849

Wording you can take to your solicitors

Residuary Gift

I give the whole of my estate (or percentage of the residue of my estate) after payment of funeral and testamentary expenses and debts to my Executor(s) in trust for Aberdeen Cyrenians, 62 Summer Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1SD, Registered Charity No: SC014849 absolutely for its general charitable purposes and I direct that the receipt of the Director General or other proper officer for the time being of the said Society shall be a sufficient discharge for the said monies.

Pecuniary Gift

I give to Aberdeen Cyrenians, 62 Summer Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1SD, Registered Charity No: SC014849 the sum of xxxxx pounds, £xxx free of Inheritance Tax for its general charitable purposes and I direct that the receipt of the Director General or other proper officer for the time being of the said Society shall be a sufficient discharge for the said monies.

It is important that you include our details as above.

You can let us know

It is helpful if you can let us know that you have included us in your Will. This information will always be treated in complete confidence. There’s no need to tell us the value of your gift (unless you want to).

Just knowing we have a source of future income helps us to plan ahead. We can also keep you in touch with our future developments.

 

You are also welcome to get in touch with us and we will be happy to show you around our offices and tell you about our services in more detail.

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