Giving to Focal in your will

legal-imageWe hope you might consider leaving a donation to Focal in your will.  If you have not made a will yet, you will probably want to engage a solicitor to draw it up for you.

On the other hand, if you have made a will, it is a simple matter to make an additional provision by executing a Codicil which is a short addition to the original will and a confirmation of all other matters in the will.  The following is a form of words that would enable you to leave whatever you thought appropriate to Focal.

You need to ensure that your signature to the Codicil is witnessed by two people who sign as witnesses in your presence and in the presence of each other.

  

Form of Codicil

 

I ……………………………………………….       (Name) of ……………………………………………      (Address)

DECLARE this to be a first/second (as appropriate) Codicil to my last Will, dated the ……..

…………… day of ………………. 19/20…….. (“my Will”).

MY WILL shall be construed and take effect as if it contained the following clause:

I give free of Inheritance tax to: Friends of the Community of Adderbury Library, Church House, High Street, Adderbury, Oxon OX17 3LS Charity no: 1070930

 

The sum of ………………………………… pounds (£…………..)

 (sum in words and figures) for the general purposes of the Charity.

The receipt of the Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer or other officer for the time being of the said charity shall be sufficient discharge to my Executors.

 

IN ALL other respects I confirm my Will (and Codicil) dated ………. (date of Will or earlier Codicil)

 

IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand on this ……………………… day of

 

…………………………. 20………….

 

 

SIGNED by the said …………………………………………

(Name)

 

…………………………………………………………………

(Signature of testator)

 

As and for a ……………… (first/second etc) Codicil to his/her Will in our presence

 

And by us jointly attested and subscribed in his/her presence.

 

FIRST WITNESS

 

Name: ………………………………………………………………………

 

 

Signature of Witness   ……………………………………………………

 

Address …………………………………………….

 

……………………………………………

 

Occupation………………………………………..

 

 

SECOND WITNESS

 

Name: ………………………………………………………………………

 

 

Signature of Witness   ……………………………………………………

 

Address     …………………………………………….

 

……………………………………………

 

Occupation………………………………………..