Leave a Legacy
By leaving us a legacy in your will, you can ensure that the Friends of the Lazarus Home for Girls in Bethany will continue to benefit from your generosity after your death.
What types of legacy can you leave?
There are three main types of legacies:
- a residuary legacy which is the gift of all or part of the residue of your estate. The residue is what is left after all debts, taxes, costs and specific and pecuniary bequests have been paid
- a pecuniary legacy, which is a specific sum of money
- a specific bequest, which is a specific item (such as jewellery)
Legal wording for various kinds of bequest
"I give all (or a ....% share of) the residue of my estate to the Friends of the Lazarus Home for Girls, CIO charity number 1163342 to be used for its Lazarus Project and I declare that the receipt of their Treasurer or other proper officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge."
"I give free of tax to the Friends of the Lazarus Home for Girls, CIO charity number 1163342 the sum of [words and figures] to be used for Lazarus Project, and I declare that the receipt of their Treasurer or other proper officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge."
A codicil (this is an addition to a Will)
“I [Name] of [Address] declare this to be a (first/second/etc.) codicil to my will dated [date]. In addition to any legacies given in my said will I give the Friends of the Lazarus Home for Girls, CIO charity number 1163342, 70 Ambridge Way, Wheatfields, Seaton Deleval, Northumberland NE25 0PY, the sum of [amount] ( or specific item to be given) to be used for its Lazarus Project and I declare that the receipt of the Treasurer or duly authorised officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge. In all other respects I confirm my said will and any other codicils thereto. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this [number] day of [month/year].”
"Signed by the said [name] as a codicil to his/her last will in the presence of us who at his/her request in his/her presence and of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses"
[Signatures, Names and Addresses of both witnesses]
Make sure that your commitment to see the new orphanage for the Lazarus Home for Girls built and supported in Bethany lives after you!