Leave a Legacy for Life

Leave a Legacy for Life

Making a will is as much about helping loved ones in the future as it is about helping the ideas you value continue on in time. 

Our mission, which we know you share, is to fully restore the right to life of unborn children in Ireland and to build a stronger culture of support for their mothers. 

As you know we are not – and never have been –  in receipt of state funding.  We rely entirely on the support of the people of Ireland. We would be very grateful if you would consider remembering the Pro Life Campaign in your will.

If you choose to remember us in your will, your legacy will help us carry on our vital work year after year.

Making a will is not something that most of us like to think about but at some stage we all require one. It is important both to protect our loved ones and give effect to our wishes after our death.

It is estimated that two in every five people in Ireland die without making a will, so they forfeit any control over what
happens to their assets.

Making your will gives you the opportunity to state exactly how your estate should be divided, and who should benefit.

Everyone’s life goes through certain changes, both happy and sad. Often these changes make it essential for a person to bring his or her will up to date. For instance, amendments are often necessary after the death of a spouse or someone else in the family or life-changing events such as marriage, the birth of a child or retirement.

You can change your will at any time during your life.

When you go to your Solicitor to make your will – or to bring it up to date – it is necessary to take certain information with you.

This includes details regarding
– the value of your estate and your property ownership
– the people to whom you wish to leave gifts
– the executors you have chosen to give effect to your will

Pecuniary Legacy:
A specified sum of money.

Specific Legacy:
A gift of a particular item, e.g. / a property or the proceeds of a insurance policy.

Residuary Legacy:
A gift of the residue or a share of the residue of your estate.
The residue is what is left over after all other bequests, debts, taxes and expenses are paid.

For a Pecuniary Bequest:
I give, devise and bequeath the sum of €______ to VIE CLG trading as the Pro Life Campaign, Mount Street, Dublin 2 and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other proper officer for the time being of the said organisation shall be proper and sufficient discharge for my executors.

For a Residuary Bequest:
I give, devise and bequeath all (or a fraction of) the residue of my estate whatsoever and wheresoever to VIE CLG trading as the Pro Life Campaign, Mount Street, Dublin 2 and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other proper officer for the time being of the said organisation shall be proper and sufficient discharge for my executors.

You can download our wills leaflet here

For more information on making your will, issues such as inheritance tax and specific legal advice in respect of your will, you should contact a solicitor.

The Pro Life Campaign cooperates with a number of solicitors around Ireland who would be pleased to assist you in making your will. Please contact us on (01) 662 9275 or info@prolifecampaign.ie if you wish to avail of this service or if you have any other questions.