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Making a Will Remember a Charity
Making a Will ensures your assets and possessions are left to those you love. You can also leave a gift to The Bevern Trust.
Making a Will is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. And it’s a lot more affordable and straightforward than you think.
Remember A Charity has teamed up with Co-op Legal Services, a national provider of Wills and other legal services, trusted for their strong ethical beliefs and socially responsible working. They can help you to decide which Will is right for you and help you to amend an existing one – especially during Remember a Charity Week 2018 from 10-16 September.
Remember a Charity always recommend speaking to your local professional advisor if you’re considering making out a Will or updating an existing one.
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 local disability charity – The Bevern Trust.
By remembering your favourite charity in this way, you’re ensuring that their good work lives on.
The donation can be as small or large as you like.
If you choose to leave a gift to The Bevern Trust, you should also make a note of the official charity name (The Bevern Trust), address (Bevern View, The Willows, Barcombe, Lewes BN7 5FJ) and registered charity number (1103520) to give to your professional advisor when writing a Will.
If you want to leave a gift to The Bevern Trust 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.
However, if you do not want to do this, there is another way. It’s called a Codicil.
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.
Remember a Charity can help you find a local professional to advise you on your Will, today.
Speaking to a solicitor or Will writer when making a Will can give you peace of mind for the future.
Find a solicitor or Will-writer who is a member of The Law Society, or meet our qualified Will-writing practitioner definition. Many are also accredited by The Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme.