Trust Links


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Leave a legacy in your will

When writing a will taking care of your family and friends comes first. You may find that you are also able to leave a gift to Trust Links to help improve the mental health and wellbeing support services that we provide in the local community. Without the support from people like you we would not be able to provide the services or the support that we give to local people.

One in four adults with experience a mental health problem in their lifetimes. Living with poor mental health can be extremely difficult and isolating and getting the right support is essential. Trust Links provides support through our therapeutic gardening programme and recovery and wellbeing courses. We also recognise the mental health stress and isolation caused by becoming the primary carer for a loved one and offer counselling and peer support activities for unpaid carers in the Southend area. We run peer-mentoring groups for young people in Westcliff, Rochford, and Thundersley, and we are growing all the time and expanding what we can offer the community.

Making a will is the best way to ensure your family and loved ones are provided for after you have passed. Once you have taken care of your loved ones, you may wish to consider leaving a gift that will enable Trust Links to continue to provide our services to local people on their wellness journey. 

We advise that when writing or amending your will, you consult with a solicitor to ensure the will is valid, and your wishes can be carried out fully.

If you have already written your will but would like to add a gift to Trust Links you can do this by using a signed and witnessed codicil.

Trust Links is a registered charity (No. 1092324), so leaving a gift is tax free and will reduce Inheritance Tax (IHT) on your estate.

Types of Legacy you can give

Residuary Legacy: a gift of the remainder of your estate or a percentage (%) of the remainder of your estate after all other gifts have been dispersed and all outgoings deducted.

Pecuniary Legacy: a fixed sum of money. Cash gifts can decrease in value over time, so you may wish to review this regularly.

Specific Legacy: specific items such as property, stocks and shares or an item of furniture of great value.

Suggested wording for your will:

This is suggested wording for you to give to your solicitor when making or amending your will, should you wish to leave a gift to Trust Links.

Residuary Legacy:  I give all (or …% Share) of the residue of my estate to TRUST LINKS (Registered Charity Number 1092324), 47 Fairfax Drive, Westcliff, Essex SS0 9AG

If you have already remembered TRUST LINKS in your will, or intend to do so, we are sincerely grateful for your contribution. Thank you for choosing to be a part of our future.

Your will is a very personal matter, and we fully respect and understand if you prefer not to disclose a gift you intend to make to us. If you would like to share this with us, we would be delighted to hear from you and we would give you the choice about how we communicate with you about our future work.

If you have any questions or more information, please contact Matt King, our Chief Executive Officer, 01702 213314 or email