Wills and Codicils
Whether you decide to leave a percentage of your assets, a lump sum or a gift you can assured that your gift will make a huge difference to the lives of those dogs in need.
Already made a Will?
Many people make a Will and assume that's all they need to do. However, circumstances can change over the years and so it is always advisable to take a fresh look at your Will every few years to ensure it meets your current needs.
Changing your Will
If you have already made your Will and decide that you would like to add a gift to Serbia’s Forgotten Paws, a codicil is a good, inexpensive way to do so. Adding a codicil to your Will enables you to leave a donation to us whilst ensuring that the other provisions remain untouched and you won't have to pay for your Will to be completely rewritten.
Types of Legacies
If you would like to remember Serbia’s Forgotten Paws in your Will, there are three main types of gift you can make:
Residuary Gift - is the gift of all (or part) of the value of your estate after debts, liabilities and other legacies have been paid and is the most valuable kind of legacy to Serbia’s Forgotten Paws.
Pecuniary Gift - is the gift of a particular sum of money.
Specific - is the gift of a specified item that could be for example property, a painting or a piece of jewellery.
Suggested wording for a gift in your Will
If you would like to leave Serbia’s ForgottenPaws a gift in your Will the following wording may be helpful when you visit your legal advisor:
"I give all (or a _% share of) the residue of my estate to Serbia’s Forgotten Paws (Registered Charity Number 1156501), Lower Park Farm, Water Eaton, Cricklade, Wiltshire. SN6 6JT, for its general charitable purposes and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or duly authorised officer shall be a valid and appropriate form of discharge."
Suggested wording for a codicil to Serbia’s Forgotten Paws
If you have already made your Will and decide that you would like to add a gift to Serbia’s Forgotten Paws, the following wording for a codicil may be helpful when you visit your legal advisor:
"I (name) of (address) declare this to be my first codicil to my last Will dated (date). I give (details of legacy) to Serbia’s Forgotten Paws, Registered Charity Number: 1156501, Lower Park Farm, Water Eaton, Cricklade, Wiltshire. SN6 6JT, for its general charitable purposes and I direct that the Treasurer or duly authorised officer shall be valid and appropriate form of discharge. In all other respects I confirm my Will."
If you have already included a gift in your Will to Serbia's Forgotten Paws, or intend to in the future, we would love to hear from you. Not only will this information allow us to plan for the future but more importantly it means that we can pass on our heartfelt thanks for your generous pledge. Your kind support will allow your love of dogs to live on and save lives long into the future
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