How to make a Will

When you decide to support Cappagh Hospital Foundation in your will, you should consult your solicitor about the exact wording. It is very easy to make a will but there are some legal formalities that must be complied with, so you should use a solicitor.

There are different types of bequests that you can make:

  • A Pecuniary Bequest – This is a gift of a specific amount of money.
  • A Residuary Bequest – This is the rest of your property that you have not already give away.
  • A Specific Bequest – This is a gift of a specific item.

If, however you have already made your will and you now want to incorporate a bequest to help support Cappagh Hospital Foundation’s long term Development Programme you will need to add a Codicil.

A Codicil needs to be witnessed and signed the same way as your will. Providing for the future of your family will be the most important part of your will. If you are then in a position to leave something to a Charity, we hope you will consider Cappagh Hospital Foundation. We rely on bequests as a vital source of income. Big donations are marvellous but even the smallest gift can make a difference. Your donation, no matter how small, it is much appreciated.

What to do before you see your solicitor

  • Make a detailed list of your assets
  • Make a list of what you want to leave and to whom
  • Decide on who will be executors (people who will administer your estate and carry out your instructions). These can be members of your family, a business associate or a solicitor. It should be someone with some knowledge of your affairs and someone you can trust.
  • Make a note of any other questions which you would like to ask your solicitor.