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Donate to Sussex Pathways in Your Will

Leaving a legacy to Sussex Pathways through a gift in your will ensures that you make a difference to the work we can do in future. As a small, independent charity, we rely on donations and gifts from our supporters in order to continue delivering our services. The more funding we receive, the more people we are able to work with successfully. Since Sussex Pathways was first founded in 2008, much of our progress has been made possible due to support from additional gifts and donations.

2008: Sussex Pathways was founded by members of the Chaplaincy Team with the intention of working with residents to develop plans for their release and resettlement.

2012: Sussex Pathways began delivering structured Through the Gate programmes and special training for our Volunteer Key Workers...

2016: Sussex Pathways took a new direction by adding Restorative Justice Programmes, with specific programmes designed for this new initiative.

2020: Sussex Pathways now includes Thrive Inside programmes.  In the future we plan to work in other prisons in the South East, based on the success of our work in Sussex and Kent.

The types of gift you can leave in your will

There are three main types of gift that you might consider leaving Sussex Pathways.

A share of your estate.

Known as a ‘residuary legacy’, it is a percentage of what remains of your estate after all other gifts and expenses have been paid. One of the advantages of a residuary legacy is that it will always stay in proportion, because it is a percentage. So you don’t need to worry about changing your will if you have less to leave than you expected.


A specific sum.

This is a gift of a set amount of money, called a ‘pecuniary legacy’.


A specific item.

This could be something valuable such as an antique, painting, property or shares. If you leave a gift to Sussex Pathways in your will, the value of your gift will be deducted from your estate before Inheritance Tax is applied, so it could reduce the amount of tax paid.


We recommend that you speak to a solicitor to discuss changes you might want to make to your will.


Your questions answered

Do I need a solicitor to write my will?

No, you can use a will writer or an online will provider. However, a solicitor is beneficial. They can offer legal advice and ensure your will is valid and complies with requirements. Solicitors can also answer any legal questions you may have about the best way for you to ensure that you write a will that fits your needs best.


What if I change my mind about my will?

We understand that circumstances can change and you may want to change the provisions in your will. You can update it at any time and do not owe us an obligation to continue with an initial gift or donation.


How can I include a gift in my will to Sussex Pathways?

Leaving a legacy to Sussex Pathways is a simply process. If you are using a solicitor, you just need to give them our registered address and charity numbers, and they will complete the legal procedure required to include a gift.


If I’ve already made a will, do I need to make a new one?

No, you can amend your will using a codicil form. A codicil form is read alongside your will and allows you to make changes to it at any time. Simply complete a codicil form and store it with your will.


Details to give your solicitor:

Your solicitor will need our registered address and charity numbers, which are:


Sussex Pathways

1 Brighton Road


East Sussex


Charity no: 1127086

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