Gifts in WIlls
Leaving a gift to Pseudomyxoma Survivor in your Will, you will change the world for those affected by a pseudoymyxoma peritonei and appendix cancers.
Thank you for considering leaving a gift to Pseudomyxoma Survivor in your will. We hope the information below will help to answer any questions you have about leaving a legacy. If you need any more information, please contact us.
How would your legacy help change lives?
Legacies left to Pseudomyxoma Survivor are so important to us. They enable us to provide support to thos affected by pseudmyxoma peritonei (PMP), appendix cancer and other rare peritoneal malignancies. They also allow us to expand our work in each of these areas.
Do you any suggested wording I should use to add a gift to Pseudomyxoma Survivor to my will?
To leave the residue of your estate to the charity
If you would like to leave all or part of the residue of your estate to Pseudomyxoma Survivor, then after any specific gifts of money or items mentioned in the Will have been given to family, friends, or other charities, Pseudomyxoma Survivor will receive all or part of the residue of your estate. To do this, we suggest that you include the following wording in your Will. It is worth remembering that all gifts left to UK-registered charities such as Pseudomyxoma Survivor, are exempt from inheritance tax – and so a gift in your Will to a charity could help your family avoid paying inheritance tax.
Form of wording to be included in a Will to leave residue
“I give [all] or [a xx% share] of the residue of my estate to Pseudomyxomasurvivor of 9 Ilmington Close, Hatton Park, Warwick, CV35 7TL, Charity registration number 1143642 for its general charitable purposes. I declare that the receipt given by an officer of the charity duly authorised by the charity to do so shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my executors.”
To leave a specific sum of money to Pseudomyxoma Survivor
If you would like to leave a pecuniary sum to the charity in your Will, for example £1,000, we suggest that you include the following wording in your Will. It is worth remembering that all gifts left to UK-registered charities such as Pseudomyxoma Survivor, are exempt from inheritance tax – and so a gift in your Will to a charity could help your family avoid paying inheritance tax:
Form of wording to be included in a Will to leave a legacy
“I give free of all tax the sum of £[ ] to Pseudomyxomasurvivor of 9 Ilmington Close, Hatton Park, Warwick, CV35 7TL, Charity registration number 1143642 for its general charitable purposes. I declare that the receipt given by an officer of the charity duly authorised by the charity to do so shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my executors.”
To enable executors to pay the legacy should Pseudomyxoma Survivor ceases to exist
The following wording can be added to whichever of the above alternative sets of wording you are including in your Will. It is for you to decide whether or not to include this additional wording, but we recommend it to ensure that the gift is devoted to the same charitable purposes as those of our charity where it is legally impossible for your executors to pay your gift to our charity for any of the reasons set out below.
Form of wording to be added to prevent legacy failing
“If before my death (or after my death but before my executors have given effect to the said gift) the said charity has:
- changed its name; or
- transferred its assets to or become incorporated or amalgamated with another charity; or
- has ceased to exist
then this gift shall not fail and my executors shall give effect to it as if it had been made in the first case to the charity in its changed name or in the second case to that charity to which such transfer has been made or with which it has become incorporated or amalgamated or in the third case to such other charity as they consider most nearly fulfils the objects of the said charity”
Adding a codacil to your will
A codicil is a legal document that acts as a supplement to your last will and testament. In it, you can make changes to your will without having to rewrite your entire original will document. You can use a codicil to make minor changes to your will.
Form of words to use to create a codicil to a donor’s exisiting will in order to leave a gift to Pseudoyxoma Survivor by means of the codacil
If you have already made a Will which does not include any gift to Pseudomyxoma Survivor and would like to add a gift to the charity (e.g., a specific sum of money or particular property), you can do so by executing a Codicil to your Will rather than making a new Will or changing your existing Will. (A Codicil will have the effect of supplementing an existing Will.) Please do contact us and we can provide a Codicil template.
If you are leaving a gift to us, thank you so much. Whatever the size of your gift, it could make an enormous difference to our work in years to come. Please do let us know so that we can thank you properly.