Leave a legacy

Leave a legacy

If you plan to make a will, or amend your existing will, it is advisable to seek legal advice and talk through your plans with a solicitor who will be able to advise on the best options available to you. If you already have a will in place and only want to make a minor change, you can do this by adding a Codicil Form. The following are two examples of ways to support us in your will. A Residuary Legacy and a Pecuniary Legacy.

Residuary Legacy – A Proportion of the Estate
I give (%) of the residue of my real and personal estate which I can dispose of by will in any manner I think proper to Macmillan Caring Locally (registered Charity number 268218), The Macmillan Unit, Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 2JX, and the receipt of the Treasurer of Macmillan Caring Locally shall be a complete discharge to my Executors.

Pecuniary Legacy – A Fixed Sum
I give the sum of (amount in figures and words) to Macmillan Caring Locally (registered Charity number 268218), The Macmillan Unit, Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 2JX, and the receipt of the Treasurer of Macmillan Caring Locally shall be a complete discharge to my Executors.

“Leaving a gift in your will is a wonderful way to help us support patients in our community who need our specialist care”

It is important to ensure that the following wording is also inserted, whichever wording you use: If at my death any charity named as a beneficiary in this Will or any Codicil hereto has changed its name or amalgamated with or transferred its assets to another body, then my Executors shall give effect to any gift made to such charity as if it had been made (in the first case) to the body in its changed name or (in the second place) to the body which results from such amalgamation or to which such transfer has been made.

Please always give the official Charity name, address and registered Charity number to your solicitor.

Charity Name: Macmillan Caring Locally
Registered Charity No: 268218
Address: The Macmillan Unit, Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 2JX