Leave a gift

 

For over 17 years, the PSU has been helping people alone in court. With your help, we will continue supporting people in the future.

 

A gift to the PSU in your will means that whatever challenges lie ahead in the justice system, the PSU will be there to make sure everybody’s voice is heard.

How your gift could help

We have a network of 690 trained volunteers who empower people at times of extreme stress and often against professional representation, enabling them to present their case to the best of their ability. We want to give each of our clients the best possible chance in court, enabling them to feel valued and respected whilst empowering them to better access justice

Any gift is greatly appreciated. A gift of just 1% of your estate can make an enormous difference to people’s lives.

“I hope the service will not only be here for me but for other people in the future” PSU Client

Different ways to leave your gift

There are two main ways you can remember the Personal Support Unit in your will.

  • A residuary gift: This is where you set aside a portion or all of your remaining estate, after all debts, bills and taxes have been paid, and all gifts distributed. The advantage of this type of gift is that its value is not affected by inflation.
  • A pecuniary gift: This is a cash gift of a fixed amount of money. The effects on inflation may mean the true value of this gift could become less than you intended, unless you review your will on a regular basis, or you link it with inflation.

Next steps

  1. Speak to your solicitor: If you have decided you would like to leave the PSU a gift after you have taken care of your loved ones, we would recommend you speak to your solicitor who will be able to advise you on all key matters.
  2. Get in touch: We understand that leaving a will is confidential and very personal. Making changes can be an important decision and it should be made in your own time. If you decide to leave a gift in your will and would like to let us know, or if you would like any further information, please contact Emma Taylor, Head of Fundraising, by email emma.taylor@thepsu.org.uk, or phone 0207 947 6358.