Leaving a Legacy

An often forgotten way to help a charity is to leave a legacy when you are making a will. By leaving St. Michael’s House a gift, you ensure that you continue to support a loved ones service directly or we can continue our important work in the future.

We understand that, of course, you will want to look after your loved ones first. Any gift you choose to leave us, no matter what size, will be deeply appreciated and will be enormous help towards our disability supports and services.

Leaving us a legacy in your will is a very tax effective way for you to donate as it is excluded from inheritance tax.

If you decide to go ahead with leaving a legacy, the next step is to contact a solicitor. If you already have a solicitor, speak to him or her about making a will, or changing your existing will to include a St. Michael’s House gift. If you do not currently have a solicitor, it is very easy to find one who’ll draw up a will for you. Almost all solicitors provide this service for a nominal fee.

Organising a legacy gift is easier than you might think.

Is it expensive to make a will?

A will is a legally binding document so it is best to ask a solicitor to help you make or amend your will. Their fee for doing so will usually be quite reasonable. A local recommendation is probably best for you.

Can I leave a legacy to more than one charity?

Yes. Irish people are very generous and often support more than one charity. You can include more than one charity in your will if you like. It is helpful if you can tell your solicitor each charity’s name, address and charity number. If you would like to include the St. Michael’s House , Ballymun Rd, Ballymun , Dublin 9 CHY 5962 ,CRA Number is 27628

Will my gift make a difference?

Your gift to St. Michael’s House can be made to support our services via a programme or project or it can support a named person or service from our 170 Units. All gifts, no matter what their size, make a difference. If you would like information about how leaving us a legacy in your will could help our services, please contact us.

Who can I talk to for more information?

Please contact Barbara Wiseman, Head of Communications and Fundraising:

Email: fundraising@smh.ie
Tel: (01)8840345.