Remember Smile Train in your Will

The gift of a smile after you’ve gone

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A Gift in Your Will. Creating Smiles for Years to Come.


Many of our friends like to leave a gift in their Will to Smile Train. These big-hearted supporters have already helped to give life-saving cleft treatment – including surgery, nutritional support, speech therapy, orthodontics, psychosocial care and more – to so many.

If you choose to remember Smile Train in your Will, you’ll be joining these compassionate friends, and helping us empower medical professionals around the world to provide world-class, lifesaving, and free cleft care in their own communities.

Why Leave a Gift in Your Will?


When you update your Will, we understand that those closest to you come first, and we wouldn’t want it any other way.

Once you’ve made your plans and ensured you’ve looked after your loved ones, if you wish to remember Smile Train too, a small gift of perhaps 1% of your estate could completely transform the lives of many children with clefts. It would be an incredible act of kindness, and we would be diligent guardians of your gift.

Worldwide, 540 babies are born with a cleft every day. We can’t change that number, but you can help to save the lives of so many with just a few written words.

How to Leave a Gift in Your Will


It’s simple and straightforward to include a gift in your Will. All you need to do is ask your solicitor or Will-maker to include the gift of your choice in your Will, and give them the following information about Smile Train:

  • Official Name: The Smile Train UK
  • Address: York House, Wetherby Road, York YO26 7NH
  • Registered Charity Number: 1114748

The two most common types of gifts that supporters choose to leave to Smile Train are:

  • A residuary gift, which allows you to leave Smile Train a share of your estate, once your family and loved ones have been taken care of, and can be a % that suits your circumstances.
  • A pecuniary gift, which allows you to leave a specific amount of money to Smile Train. It can be any size gift of your choice.

Your solicitor or Will-maker is the best person to advise you on the precise legal language for your choice of gift.

Once you’ve gone through these simple steps, you’ll feel reassured to know that those closest to you are taken care of exactly in accordance with your wishes – and that you’ll be giving the gift of smiles long into the future.

If you would like to tell us about your decision to remember us in your Will, we would be delighted to hear from you and would really love the chance to say a most heartfelt thank you.

Interested in Learning More?


 

While we always recommend that you speak to your solicitor or Will-maker when you wish to make or update your Will, we are here to help answer your questions. Please don’t hesitate to contact Roanne Moore, Manager, Development UK, at roanne-legacies@smiletrain.org.

We are currently updating our leaflet, 'Willing Smiles', filled with wonderful stories and information about leaving a gift in your Will to Smile Train. If you would like to receive your own free copy as soon as it’s ready, please fill in your email address below:

Thank you for considering a gift in your Will to Smile Train, to bring life-changing smiles to families in need.

Each gift is of real importance, regardless of its size, and enables children with cleft to live their lives more fully and happily.