Codicil wording for your Will

Codicil wording for your Will

A codicil is a supplement to a Will which changes or amends part of that Will. We would always recommend that you speak to your solicitor when making or amending your Will. Should you wish to remember The Pituitary Foundation in you Will, you could take the following wording suggestions to your solicitor to ensure that your wishes are accurately followed.

Wording for a residuary gift (a percentage of your estate)

'I give the _____ % of my real and personal estate which I can dispose of by Will in any manner I think properly to The Pituitary Foundation of 86 Colston Street, Bristol, BS1 5BB (Registered charity in England and Wales 1058968) absolutely for its general charitable purposes and I declare that the receipt of the Chief Executive Officer or other proper officer for the time being of The Pituitary Foundation shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my executors.'

Wording for a pecuniary gift (a specific amount of money)

'I give the sum of £_______ to The Pituitary Foundation of 86 Colston Street, Bristol, BS1 5BB (Registered charity in England and Wales 1058968) absolutely for its general charitable purposes and I declare that the receipt of the Chief Executive Officer or other proper officer for the time being of The Pituitary Foundation shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my executors.'
It is important to ensure that the following clause is inserted in your Will, whichever wording you need to 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 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.'
If you need further advice on leaving a gift to The Pituitary Foundation in your Will please please contact our Fundraising Manager Jay Sheppard on 0117 370 1314 or email jay@pituitary.org.uk.