Wording for your Will

We recommend that you use a solicitor to have your Will drafted or updated. The cost is relatively modest and a properly drafted Will means that your wishes will be honoured, thereby minimising the potential for disputes and a potential drain on the value of your estate. (find out about Pancreatic Cancer Action’s free Will writing service

Clearly state your intentions about the gift you wish to make. Ensure there is no question about your wishes. You might like to use the following wording:

For a residuary legacy: 

‘I give all (or %) of the residue of my estate to Pancreatic Cancer Action (Unit 9 Oakhanger Farm Business Park, Oakhanger, GU35 9JA, registered charity No. 1137689) absolutely for its general purposes, and I direct that the receipt(s)  of the Director of Finance or other duly authorised officer shall be sufficient discharge to my executors.’

 For a pecuniary legacy of a stated amount:

‘I give to  Pancreatic Cancer Action (Unit 9 Oakhanger Farm Business Park, Oakhanger, GU35 9JA, registered charity No. 1137689) the sum of £  (figures/words) pounds absolutely for its general purposes, and I direct that the receipt(s) of the Director of Finance or other duly authorised officer shall be sufficient discharge to my executors.’

Making changes to an existing Will

If you would like to make changes to your existing Will, please download our Codicil Form and take it to your solicitor.