You can make a huge difference to our future.

A gift in your Will for Minstead Trust will make a difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities.

Gifts in Wills are an important part of how Minstead Trust is funded and you can support us this way too. When you make or amend your Will, as well as providing for those closest to you such as family and other loved ones, you can also choose to help causes that you love like Minstead Trust.

Your gift will be a future legacy to help the people we support now and in the future to live independent lives and have the help they need to achieve their potential.

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James’s story

Hear from James, who has pledged a gift in his Will to Minstead Trust because he wants to help people with learning disabilities to be part of society in a meaningful way.

Tricia’s story

Read about Tricia, who has chosen to leave a sum in her Will to Minstead Trust.

Read Tricia's story

Here are some of the ways you can leave a gift in your Will:

Free online Will (Start here) 

We are working with Make a Will Online to enable our supporters to create a Will for free. Make a Will Online provide solicitor-checked simple Wills here. Each of their Wills is fully checked by a qualified solicitor. If you have more complex legal needs a simple Will may not be suitable for you.

For example, if you have a large or complicated estate e.g. trust income, property overseas, or dependent relatives, you should speak to a specialist solicitor. If your estate will be subject to inheritance tax (see here), you should also speak to a solicitor.

If you are on strong medication or have concerns about your mental capacity, you should discuss your Will with a solicitor face-to-face.

See a solicitor in person or remotely

If you already have an existing relationship with a solicitor please contact them to ask for your Will to include a gift to us.

If you do not have a solicitor in mind, you can select a solicitor from the Solicitors Regulation Authority website here. 

Or, here are a few local firms that could help you and who are offering discounts for Minstead Trust supporters:

  • Parker Bullen Solicitors of Salisbury, Andover, Witney and Romsey provide Wills, Trusts, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Estate Administration, and are offering a 20% discount on some fees for supporters of Minstead Trust, in some cases they can provide home visits too.
  • Jane Parker Wisdom of Jane Parker and Associates is based in Warsash Southampton, specialising in Will writing, Lasting Power of Attorneys and Estate planning. She offers home visits and can offer a reduced fee for supporters of Minstead Trust.
  • Christopher Bevis Estate Planning Consultant at Honey Legal can help you with Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Living Trusts and Property Trusts, Probate and Estate Administration. He can meet with you remotely over video call or in person. Honey Legal can offer 20% off Estate Planning solution fees for supporters of Minstead Trust

Whichever way you write or update your Will, in order to leave a gift to Minstead Trust you will need our full charity details which are: “Minstead Trust” charity number 1053319 and our registered office is at “Minstead Lodge, Seaman’s Lane, Minstead, SO43 7FT”.

The choice is yours 

It is a very personal thing to write your Will. It is important that your needs are properly taken care of and your wishes are understood. Please ensure whichever firm you choose, whether in person or online, they are right for your needs as Minstead Trust is not able to make any recommendations.

You can choose to tell us of your intentions to leave a gift in your Will to Minstead Trust, if you do we are very grateful and it helps us to plan. If you wish to talk to us please contact

However, you do not need to tell us and even when using our free Online Will service, you can opt to remain anonymous. Click here to make an online Will for free.

When you choose to leave a gift in your Will to Minstead Trust you are leaving a lasting legacy, we are very grateful. Thank you.

If you would like some more information about Minstead Trust and leaving a gift in your Will, please see our Legacy Brochure. 

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