Remember A Charity in Your Will Week

Category: Wills

This year 10th– 16th September is Remember A Charity in Your Will awareness week. Making a Will is a significant way of caring for your loved ones and therefore is an important step to take when considering the future. However, once you have accounted for those that you wish to include in your Will, you may also choose to give something to a charity close to you or whose causes you support.

Many charities depend on legacies from Wills to survive. By giving a little something to support their causes you can help to ensure that the valuable work that they accomplish continues.

If leaving some money to charity is something that you are considering, any size of legacy will be greatly appreciated and you will simply need to let your solicitor know the charity’s official name, address and registered charity number so they can include them in the provisions of your Will.

If you already have a Will but wish to leave a donation to charity there are two routes to including a charity within your Will:

  1. A New Will

You can simply write a new Will which will revoke any previous Wills. It is often a good idea to review your Will regularly to make sure that it still meets your requirements. Just visit your solicitor and explain the new changes that you like to make and they will be able to redraft your Will.

  1. Codicils

If you do not want to make a new Will another option is codicil. A codicil is a document used to make changes to an already existing Will by way of straightforward additions or amendments.

If you would like to remember a charity by leaving a legacy or would like to discuss your Will generally feel free to contact David Cornelius, a solicitor in our Wills, Trusts and Probate team on 01752 827027 or by email at [email protected] and she will be glad to assist you.