A gift to YMCA Mendip & South Somerset in your Will is a lasting commitment that could make a wonderful impact on future generations.

After making provisions for your family and friends; by remembering YMCA Mendip in your Will, you will be helping to ensure that homeless and vulnerable young people in your community always have somewhere to turn to for years to come.   Thank you.


Q: What type of gift should I leave?

Choosing a residuary gift, enables you to leave a percentage, or the whole of your remaining estate, once all debts and other gifts have been paid. Many supporters choose a residuary legacy because it keeps pace with inflation and it’s a way to make sure that everyone can be considered.

Choosing a pecuniary gift allows you to specify a sum of money to leave YMCA Mendip.

Whatever gift you decide to leave, of whatever size; you will make an enormous difference to the life of a young person who has nothing.

Q: Do I need to draw up a new Will?

If you have a Will and just want to add a gift to YMCA Mendip, you can simply add a Codicil. You should ask your solicitor to help you, to ensure your wishes are known and acted upon. You can download a Codicil form here.

Q: Do I need a solicitor?

We advise you to consult a solicitor whether you’re making, or changing your Will. This way you can be sure that instructions are clear and that your wishes can be carried out. You can find a solicitor in your area at www.lawsociety.org.uk  or call 020 7320 5650 (Mon-Fri 9:00-17:00).

Q: Who should I choose as executor?

Consider whether a close friend or family member is the right person to ensure your wishes are carried out. Some people choose to pay a bank or a solicitor to act as executor; but whoever you chose, be comfortable with your decision.

Q: What is inheritance tax?

Some estates are liable for inheritance tax. To find out further information please visit www.gov.uk/inheritance-tax