Making a Will is an important way of looking after the future of your family and friends. After you’ve taken care of loved ones, you may wish to leave a gift in your Will to your favourite charities.

It’s a little known fact that most charities wouldn’t survive without gifts in Wills. By remembering My Sisters Place in this way, you’re ensuring that our good work lives on.

The donation can be as small or large as you like.

If you choose to leave a gift to My Sisters Place you should make a note of our official charity name, address and registered charity number to give to your professional adviser when writing a Will. We can provide you with our charity details please contact us on 01642 241864 or email [email protected] 

If you want to leave a gift to us but have already made a Will, it’s not a problem. There are a couple of simple ways you can change it.

1. A new Will

The first and probably simplest way is to write a new Will. Once written, it makes any Wills made by that person in the past void. In fact, most Wills will start by reciting that you’re writing a Will and that you’re revoking previous Wills.

You can write a new Will with a professional advisor.

However, if you do not want to do this, there is another way. It’s called a Codicil.

2. Codicils

A codicil is a document used to change a Will that has already been made.

It’s used as a way to make simple additions or amendments to an existing Will like a change in the amount of a gift of money, or the addition of an executor or gift. This is all quite straightforward but problems can occur if you ever want to cancel the Will in the future.

When you cancel a Will which contains a codicil, the codicil does not get cancelled automatically, so when you write a new Will it can create inconsistencies and legal problems. To avoid this, make sure that any new Will clearly states that you are revoking all Wills and codicils previously made.

You can also make a codicil with a Will-writing advisor.

Information provided by www.rememberacharity.org.uk