Form of Codicil

(Please complete in block capitals and delete as applicable)

I [full name]....................................................................................

of [address]..........................................................................................................................................

[postcode] ………………declare this to be a [first/second/third] Codicil to my Will, dated and made the [day]………..............of............................

[month]………….…………………………………[year in words]

My Will shall be construed and take effect as if it contained the following clauses:

 

I wish that donations, in lieu of flowers, be given to Shropshire ME Group

(*Strike out if you don’t want this section to apply)

 

I give, free of Inheritance Tax and all other fiscal impositions,

(*Strike out two of the following-those that don’t apply – leaving in one of your choice)

 

*the sum of £…………………………………………………

(write first in figures and then in words as you would on a cheque)

 

*all of the residue of my estate

 

*a ………..% share of the residue of my estate absolutely to Shropshire ME Group, 114 Sundorne Road, Shrewsbury, SY1 4RR. Registered Charity Number 1072171, for its general purposes, and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other duly authorised officer shall be sufficient discharge to my Executors.

 

In all other respects, I confirm my Will and any other Codicils thereto.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this day of ………(month)

20 ……..(year)

Signed by me (full name in Capitals) ..................................................................................

(followed by your signature)…………………………………………….

as a [first/second/third]Codicil to my Will in our presence:

and then by us in his/her presence:

first witness [signature].......................................................................

full name.............................................................................................

address................................................................................................................................................

occupation...........................................................................................

second witness [signature]..................................................................

full name..............................................................................................

address................................................................................................................................................

occupation...........................................................................................

 

NOTES TO FORM OF CODICIL

Including Shropshire ME Group in an existing Will

l If you have already made a Will and need to make only a few changes, you can complete the Codicil above. A Codicil is a supplement to a Will, which changes or amends part of that Will. If substantial changes are to be made, we advise that you contact your Solicitor to draft a fresh Will to avoid any errors.

Don’t try to change or add anything to your current Will by crossing out or writing in new instructions.

Keep the Codicil with, but not attached to, your current Will, in a safe place.

Signing and witnessing your Codicil

1. Ask two people (not the executors, beneficiaries from your Will or their spouses) to witness your signature.

2. Sign the Codicil in ink, using your normal signature, in the presence of both your witnesses.

3. Ask the witnesses to complete their sections in full in the presence of you and of each other.

4. Send the completed Codicil to your solicitor or whoever is looking after your Will.