Gifts in Wills provide a vital source of funding for Decibels. Leaving a gift in your will is a simple yet meaningful way of leaving a lasting gift.
How to leave a gift in your will
We recommend that you seek the advice of a solicitor to ensure that your wishes are carried out correctly
If you are writing your Will for the first time, then all you need to do is make your solicitor aware of your plan to leave a gift to Decibels.
If you have already written your Will, then you just need to make a simple addition or amendment to your Will. To do this you just need to provide your solicitor with a completed Codicil Form. You can find this attached.
There are several ways you are able to leave a gift
- A residuary legacy: this is a percentage of what remains of your estate after all other gifts and expenses have been paid.
Example wording: I give to Decibels of 121 Greys Road, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1TE, Charity Registration No.01109004 & Company Registration No 05301729 all [or ……% share] of my residuary estate for its general charitable purposes. I declare that the receipt of the duly Authorised Officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my executors.’
- A pecuniary legacy: this is a gift of a fixed sum of money.
Example wording: ‘I give to Decibels of 121 Greys Road, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1TE, Charity Registration No. 01109004 &Company Registration No 05301729 free of all tax the sum of £…… for its general charitable purposes. I declare that the receipt of the duly authorised Officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my executors.’
- **A specific legacy: ** a specific gift or object, such as property, stocks and shares or personal items such as jewellery.
If you have already made a Will and the only change you want to make is a bequest to Decibels, please complete the attached form, sign it in the presence of two witnesses who will also need to sign the form where indicated. The codicil should be kept with your Will.