Remembering HOPE in your will.

We know that your first priority when making a will is to provide for your loved ones, but many people find that even after they’ve done this they can leave something to a cause they hold dear.

As an existing generous supporter in your lifetime, you might like to consider leaving the children of Hope a gift in your will to ensure for them a secure future and leave behind a better world.

Leaving Hope Community Village a gift in your will is a valuable way you can support us. It costs nothing during your lifetime but will have a powerful impact in future.

One simple way to make changes to an existing will is to use a codicil.  The codicil attached simply makes a legacy to Hope Community Village. For more complex changes we would recommend you consult with a solicitor and consider having your will redrafted.

Once completed, the codicil should be kept in a safe place together with your will.

Things to remember:

1.      The signing of the codicil will need to be witnessed by two adults at the same time.

2.      The completed codicil will need to be kept together with the copy of your latest will. It is recommended that a copy of your latest will and codicil is kept with your solicitor, and/or trusted family member or friend who is not an executor, beneficiary or their partner.


The Codocil.


I _____________________________________ (full name)


of _________________________________________________­­­__________________ (address)


declare this to be the [1st/2nd/other] codicil to my Will dated ________________(date)



1.1   I give £[        ] free of inheritance tax to HOPE COMMUNITY VILLAGE, registered charity number 1041185 care of 14 Stafford Avenue, Halifax HX3 0BH absolutely for its general charitable purposes and I declare that the receipt of the treasurer or other proper officer for the time being shall be a sufficient discharge to my executors.


1.2   If, at my death, the charity named in clause 1.1 (Original Charity) no longer exists or is being wound up, my Trustees must:


(a)   if the Original Charity has merged, or is about to merge, with another charity (Recipient Charity) and the merger, when completed, is registered in the official register of mergers maintained by the Charity Commission, pay the Recipient Charity the amount specified in clause 1.1 as being payable to the Original Charity; or


(b)   if clause 1.2(a) does not apply, pay the amount specified in clause 1.1 as being payable to the Original Charity to another charity that has objects similar to the Original Charity.


2.         In all other aspects I confirm my said Will.



Signed by me on __________________ (date)


Signed by ___________________ (print name)     )

in our presence and then by us in his/hers              )                                                           (signature)




                                                Witness 1                                            Witness 2




Full name: