Wills and Legacies
Making a Will is important – it is the only way you can be certain that your property and possessions will pass to those who you want to benefit.
To view information on Wills in Easy Read format, please click here.
Barnet Mencap has been supporting and improving the lives of people with learning disabilities and their families and carers since 1965 and we rely on the generosity of our members and supporters to help fund our services.
You may feel whilst writing a Will that once you have looked after your nearest and dearest that there is not much left of value, but even a small gift can be a wonderful way to help continue and expand the work that Barnet Mencap do.
There are many ways to make a gift or “bequest” in a Will. Your professional adviser can help explain this in more detail.
If you wish to leave a gift to Barnet Mencap it is very important that
you name us correctly. Our details are:
Charity Name: Barnet Mencap
Registered Charity Number: 1089388
Address: 35 Hendon Lane, Finchley, London, N3 1RT
How to find a solicitor
Barnet Mencap is proud to be part of Remember a Charity - a consortium of over 140 charities who have joined forces to raise awareness of the importance of having a Will and leaving gifts to charities. You can visit their website for further information about writing a Will and leaving a charitable legacy.
To view the Barnet Mencap page on Remember a Charity, please click here.
You can also contact the following organisations for assistance in finding an experienced local solicitor.
The Law Society: www.lawsociety.org.uk
The Institute of Professional Will Writers: www.ipw.org.uk 0345 257 2570
Lawyers for People with Learning Disabilities: www.lpld.org 020 7405 1234 or 020 7831 8939
If you wish to speak to somebody at Barnet Mencap about leaving a gift to us in your Will please call Project Support on 020 8349 3842.
You should always seek independent legal advice before making or updating a Will.