You can make a huge difference to our future.

A gift of any size in your will for Minstead Trust can 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 your loved ones, you can also choose to help causes that you love like the 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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Here are some of the ways you can leave a gift in your Will:

Free online Will (Start here) 

To help our supporters remember us we work with Make a Will Online. They provide solicitor-checked simple wills for our supporters here. Each of their wills is checked by a qualified solicitor. If you have more complex legal needs a simple will may not be suitable for you.

If you have complex legal needs or a large or complicated estate e.g. trust income, property overseas, or dependent relatives, you should speak to a specialist solicitor. If you are on strong medication or have concerns around your mental capacity, you should discuss with a solicitor face-to-face. If your estate will be subject to inheritance tax (see here), you should also speak to a solicitor.

See a solicitor in person or remotely

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

You can search for a solicitor on the Solicitors Regulation Authority website here.  Or here are a few local firms that may be able to help you:

Parker Bullen Solicitors provide Wills, Trusts, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Estate Administration who are offering a discount on some fees for supporters of Minstead Trust, and Wills and Trusts Legal Solutions Ltd who have Estate Planning specialists.

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.

Natasha from Eco-Wills is both a member of the Society of Will Writers and a practicing Private Client Solicitor. Natasha prepares Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney, provides advice on Estate Planning and Inheritance Tax. Natasha can offer a reduced rate for the preparation of simple Wills for supporters of Minstead Trust.

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 recommendation.

Our full charity details are: “Minstead Trust” charity number 1053319 and our registered office is at “Minstead Lodge, Seaman’s Lane, Minstead, SO43 7FT”.

About our free online Wills

If you want to make a Will without us knowing any details of your gift to us please click here to make an online Will.

Whatever you do and however you give, we are very grateful. Thank you.

You do not need to tell us if you wish to leave a gift in your Will to Minstead Trust, but should you want to talk to us about it you can email us at

When you make a Will or an amendment to an existing Will, you should seek your own professional advice. And if you want to leave a gift in your Will to us or any charity you should tell the professional adviser of your intentions, and let them know the charity or charities name(s), address(es) and charity number(s).

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