Leave a gift in your Will

Leave us a gift in your Will helps us continue our vital work

The process is easy: simply give your solicitor or Will writer the following details:

Charity name: METRO Centre Ltd (trading as METRO Charity)

Charity address: METRO Woolwich, 1st Floor Equitable House, 7 General Gordon Square, London. SE18 6FH

Charity Number: 1070582 (England & Wales)

You can leave the following types of gift in your Will:

  • a gift of a specific amount of money - you can ask your Will writer to index link the amount to ensure that its value increases with inflation
  • a percentage of whatever is left from your estate once you've looked after your family and friends
  • a specific item such as property, jewellery or other valuables
  • shares

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to some of the most common questions about leaving a gift in your Will.

How will a gift in my Will be used?

A gift to METRO Charity would be used across our services to support our mission to promote health and wellbeing to anyone experiencing issues relating to sexuality, gender, equality, diversity and identity, and effect positive change.

Can I have a say in how you use my gift?

Wherever possible, we would use your gift to focus on a particular area of work close to your heart. Please get in touch to find out more.

I don’t have a lot to leave – is it worth leaving a gift in my Will?

Any gift of any size is hugely appreciated by us. Whatever you can give will be well used to make a significant difference to the people we support.

How will Inheritance Tax affect gifts I leave to people and causes?

Thank you for thinking of leaving a gift to METRO in your Will.

You can leave your money free of Inheritance Tax up to a certain amount. For each £100 above that amount, when you leave £60 to your friends and family, £40 will go to the Treasury, unless you take control of your money and leave that £100 to a charity of your choice. 

Who can write my Will?

A Will is a legally binding document. It tells everyone you leave behind what should happen to your estate, so it needs to be done properly.

There are a number of different options you can consider when making a Will, including making a Will yourself. However, you should only consider doing this if your wishes are very straightforward. If a Will has errors or is invalid after your death, it can cause problems and misunderstandings.

Common mistakes in making a Will could include:

  • Not including all your money and property
  • Not taking into account the possibility that one or more of your beneficiaries could die before you
  • Not understanding the effect a marriage, a civil partnership or divorce has on your Will

Your options for making a Will include:

Solicitors or professional Will writers

You can find a solicitor using the search facility on the Remember A Charity website.

Alternatively you can search The Law Society’s database, or call them on 020 7242 1222

DIY Wills

You can write your own Will without professional advice, but we always advise seeking professional legal advice. You can find templates online or buy them in some stores. For people with very straightforward circumstances, it can be a low-cost way of making a Will.

But if you use a template, that company isn’t responsible for your Will being correct. While it’s possible to make your own Will, you need to be careful that you don’t miss out on something vital, as leaving out certain details could make your Will invalid. We strongly recommended you have it checked by a professional.

Can I change my mind?

Yes you can. A Will is a very personal document that reflects your final wishes. You can change your mind at any time by contacting your solicitor to update your Will.