What to do next

Making a Will is usually straightforward and inexpensive. As with any legal document it is best to seek professional advice.

If you do not have your own solicitor, you could ask family or friends for a recommendation or search online for a local solicitor.

Working out the value of what you have to leave behind is an important first step to making or updating your Will. Download our asset checklist for help with this.

Types of legacies

The main ways to leave a gift to Demelza in your Will are:

Residue Legacy

Of course you’ll want to ensure that those closest to you are looked after. However, after making provision for family and friends you may choose to leave what’s left - the residue - to Demelza.

Cash Legacy

Gifts of cash are always very welcome. However, cash donations will decrease in value over time, so remember to index link your gift. This is also known as a pecuniary legacy.

Item Specific Legacy

Specific items such as property, shares, jewellery and furniture can be gifted.


If you already have a Will, you can add a gift to Demelza by getting your solicitor to prepare a supplement called a codicil. Follow this link for our codicil form.


If you do decide to leave a gift in your Will to Demelza you can follow this link for suggested wording in your Will.

To discuss leaving a gift in your Will or for more information, please contact Lisa Clark, Legacy Fundraising on 01795 845275 or email