If you wish to leave a gift to St John's Hospice, with the help of your solicitor, the following wording can be used when drafting your Will.
"I give all (or a ___ % share of) the residue of my estate to St John's Hospice of 60 Grove End Road, St John's Wood, London NW8 9NH, Registered Charity Number 235822, free of Inheritance Tax, for its general charitable purposes and I direct the receipt of the Treasurer for the time being or other duly authorised officer shall be a sufficient discharge to my [Executor(s)/Trustees]."
"I give to St John's Hospice of 60 Grove End Road, St John's Wood, London NW8 9NH, Registered Charity Number 235822, for its general charitable purposes the sum of money produced by dividing the sum of £___(words and figures) by the index figure in the Index of Retail Prices ('the Index') for the month in which this will is executed and (having made allowances for any re-basing of the Index which may have happened in the meantime) multiplying it by the Index figure in the Index for the month in which my death occurs, and I direct the receipt of the Treasurer for the time being or other duly authorised officer shall be a sufficient discharge to my [Executor(s)/Trustees]."
Below are some of the more common legal words you may encounter when writing or amending your Will.
Someone who is appointed to arrange a person's affairs if they leave no Will.
An individual or organisation who receives a gift in a Will.
Chattels and movables
Personal possessions, including furniture and car.
A document which enables a simple update or alteration to an existing Will.
All a person's possessions at the time of death.
The person appointed to carry out the instructions in a Will.
You are intestate if you die without making a Will.
A gift left to a person or organisation in a Will.
A two stage legacy, where the first beneficiary is given the first use of an asset (e.g. a house) during their lifetime. After their death the asset passes to the second beneficiary.
A gift of a fixed amount of money.
The legal procedure to decide whether someone's left a valid Will.
The sum left from an estate when all debts, charges and gifts are deducted.
A gift consisting of the residue or part of the residue of an estate. This is a particularly popular way to leave a gift to charity.
A gift of a particular item .e.g. jewellery.
Testator (male) or testatrix (female)
The person who is making the Will.