It’s important to have an up to date will, and to keep your friends and family in your thoughts first. But the 450 plus Men’s Sheds in Ireland will be forever grateful to your memory if you can leave a gift to the sheds that will help 12,000 men a day visiting a shed in Ireland.
Making a will helps to reduce the financial burden to your loved ones left behind, and gives you a say in how your possessions are left behind. We, and the 12,000 men that visit sheds, will be forever grateful if you can leave a gift of your choosing to them. Without your generosity, the sheds would be left empty and for many men, they would be left sitting alone.
While making a will can be a daunting experience, it doesn’t have to be, and in fact, it’s rather quite simple. You don’t have to be elderly or ill to make one, and we would always recommend using a reputable solicitor. If you’re not sure of which solicitor to contact, you can contact the Law Society of Ireland to get a list of qualified solicitors.
For details on how to leave a gift in your will, contact James at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01 891 1650
There are a few ways to leave the Irish Men’s Sheds Association or a specific shed a gift in your will;
- You can leave a percentage of your estate to the charity after all your loved ones have been taken care of.
- You can leave a cash sum which is a specific sum of money that you would like to donate to the charity or charities of your choice from your estate. You can ask for this donation amount to be index linked to ensure that its value remains the same over time.
- You can also leave a specific gift of property e.g. machinery, antiques, a building or shares.
Your solicitor will be able to provide you with advice on which option best suits your wishes and personal circumstances.
Making A Will – Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I make a will?
Making a will can often seem like a difficult task, but it’s relatively easily and helps ease the financial burden on your family, and offers you a final chance to leave a lasting legacy if you chose to donate.
Will making a will impact on inheritance taxes?
If you leave a legacy to a charity, your gift will be tax free.
I want to make a will to the Irish Men’s Sheds Association, what wording do I use?
Your solicitor may find the following wording helpful if you would like to remember The Irish Men’s Sheds Association in your will.
For a gift of a percentage of an estate:
“I give to The Irish Men’s Sheds Association of 2nd Floor, Irish Farm Centre, Bluebell, Dublin 12, Registered Charity No. 20078591 all [or a fraction] of the residue of my estate whatsoever and wheresoever, and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other proper officer for the time being of the said Foundation shall be full and sufficient discharge of the same.”
For a gift of a fixed sum or specific item:
“I give the sum of €_______ or I bequeath __________ [the item specified] to The Irish Men’s Sheds Association , and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other proper officer for the time being of the said Foundation shall be full and sufficient discharge of the same.”
How much should I leave
This is a matter for you to decide. No matter how small or large your gift is, it will make a lasting difference to the work of The Irish Men’s Sheds Association and will be hugely valued.
You may want to donate a portion of your legacy to one shed if so, you can amend the wording above to state the name of the shed and the portion that you want to leave them.
Should I notify the Irish Men’s Sheds Association that I’ve included them in my will?
This is entirely up to yourself. Some people don’t wish to share this piece of information and others do, either way, the Irish Men’s Sheds Association respects your wishes.