Leave A Gift In Your Will

Leave a gift in your will and leave a lasting legacy. Thanks to the generosity of many of our supporters in their wills we have been able to grow and develop to support future generations fighting children’s cancer.

Will writing doesn’t need to be scary and leaving a gift to Candlelighters can be very simple.

If you want to leave a gift to benefit Candlelighters you will need to make a note in your Will of our details below:

Candlelighters
8 Woodhouse Square
Leeds LS3 1AD

Registered Charity Number:  1045077

You can write a new Will with a Will-writing adviser or by making an appointment with a solicitor.   If you have already made a Will, it’s not a problem...there are a couple of simple ways you can change it.

The first and probably simplest way, is to write a new Will. Once a new Will is written, it makes any Wills made by you in the past void. In fact, most wills will start by reciting that you’re writing a Will and that you’re revoking previous Wills. However, if you do not want to do this, there is another way. It’s called a Codicil.

A codicil is a document used to change a Will that has already been made. It’s used as a way to make simple additions or amendments to an existing Will like a change in the amount of a gift of money, or the addition of an executor or gift. This is all quite straight forward but problems can occur if you ever want to cancel the Will in the future. When you cancel a Will which contains a codicil, the codicil does not get cancelled automatically, so when you write a new Will it can create inconsistencies and legal problems. To avoid this, make sure that any new Will clearly states that you are revoking all Wills and codicils previously made.

Legacies have enabled Candlelighters to do so much and is an incredible way to support families fighting children’s cancer. To find out more or to discuss any of the above please contact the fundraising team on info@candlelighters.org.uk

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