Your actions TODAY will transform the lives of thousands of young people TOMORROW.  Together we can give them the chance to build a better future for themselves and their communities.


The money we receive through bequests will help ensure that young children, youths and others in Aberdeen will benefit from Christian outreach to those in need - a generation that, otherwise, may never hear it.  Your legacy will help us to plan and implement our vital projects. With your support our work will continue to benefit young people in Aberdeen for many years to come. Our work could not continue without the help of such supporters.


Many people opt to leave a legacy in their Will for organisations that they have sympathy with, a generous act indeed.  Leaving a legacy to the YMCA is an ideal way of passing on the maximum benefits of your estate as it will be entirely free of inheritance tax.  As a Charity, Aberdeen YMCA is reliant on voluntary contributions to continue our work.  By including us in your will you can have the satisfaction that thousands of young people in need will benefit from your precious gift through our vital work.


Every year Aberdeen YMCA helps many disadvantaged young people in some of the poorest parts of the city to overcome the enormous difficulties they face in their lives.  However, there are still many young people who are in desperate need of our help; many live in appalling conditions on the streets and have to deal with issues unknown to previous generations from homelessness, drug addiction, rising youth unemployment, loneliness, boredom, rejection and isolation.  Many young people are often without the comfort of their families or friends and with no one to turn to there is little hope for their future.  By including a legacy to Aberdeen YMCA in your Will you can help us reach out to these young people before it is too late for them.


It might sound morbid, but it is a matter of being practical and listing out what assets and debts you have, taking into account savings, property, shares, bonds, loans, debts and antiques and trying to consider anything of value.  There are different ways to make a bequest and people choose to do different things when making a Will.  The most important thing is to ensure that you do make a Will and appoint executors to your estate that will ensure that your wishes are actioned.

Some people may leave a bequest to Aberdeen YMCA which is a stated monetary amount.  Others make sure that their families and friends are considered first before Aberdeen YMCA receives anything, usually the balance of their assets after they are sold.


Please consider leaving a legacy to Aberdeen YMCA today:

Leaving a legacy to Aberdeen YMCA is an easy process and there are three simple steps that you can follow to ensure that your wishes are followed.

1. Contact your local solicitor.  A solicitor will formalise the process.  Recommendations are always a good benchmark or contact the Law Society. Your nearest Citizens Advice Bureau will be able to recommend one for you. A solicitor is essential to helping you make your Will and it can cost as little as £50 to complete.

2. Before you meet your solicitor it is advisable to have the following information ready. A list of all your assets A list of any outstanding debts you may have A list of the family, friends and charities that you would like to include as beneficiaries in your Will.

3. You will need to decide how much you would like to leave Aberdeen YMCA.  A residuary gift is one that covers a percentage or the entire residue of your estate. ie.: what is left over once funeral, testamentary expenses and debts have been paid. A pecuniary gift is one in which you specify a fixed amount of money to leave to Aberdeen YMCA.


What happens if you've already made your Will?:

If you have already made your Will and would now like to include a legacy to Aberdeen YMCA in it, you can do so by adding a Codicil.   Again, your local solicitor will be able to help you with this.


Please let us know:

We understand that making a Will is a private process, but it would be very helpful to Aberdeen YMCA if you could let us know if you intend to leave a gift to us in your Will.

You can contact the Chairman at Aberdeen YMCA on 01224 643291 for a free Legacy Pack and further information about leaving a legacy or you can download and print off the Legacy Form and fill it in and send it to,



Aberdeen YMCA

52 Skene Terrace

AB10 1RP


Further information

If you have any queries, don't hesitate to call us on 01224 643291.


Thank you for your support.

"In memory of those who have bequeathed money to the continuing work of the YMCA in Aberdeen."







Aberdeen YMCA, 52 Skene Terrace, Aberdeen, AB10 1RP, Scotland (UK)
tel:   +44 (0)1224 643291
fax:  +44 (0)1224 643292
e-mail: [email protected]

Aberdeen YMCA Charity Shop, 55 Skene Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1QD
tel:   +44 (0)1224 379980
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