Including a gift in your Will to Prison Fellowship England and Wales

If you would like to leave a gift in your Will to Prison Fellowship England and Wales, you will need to write a Will (if you do not have one already), update your Will or complete a codicil form (to keep alongside your current Will).

We understand that your loved ones come first and after taking care of them, any gift towards PF’s work is greatly appreciated. We will steward your gift wisely and ensure we respond to PF’s need at that time. We will also treat your family and friends with respect in our communication with them regarding your legacy administration.

As your personal circumstances may change, it is a good idea to review your Will regularly in order to make sure it says what you want it say.

 

Writing your Will

If you do not have a current Will, we would advise contacting a solicitor or legal advisor to talk through how you might go about doing this.

 

Adding a codicil

If you already have a Will and intend to add or amend a gift in your Will to Prison Fellowship England & Wales, you will need to complete a codicil form (download one here). We would encourage you to consult your solicitor / legal advisor before completing the codicil form. Once you have completed this form, keep it safe alongside your current Will. 

FAQs about your Legacy

Choosing to write a Will is a personal decision. It allows you to certify that your estate is allocated according to your wishes. Many people write a Will in order to ensure that their loved ones are looked after and can continue to support causes they are passionate about. If you do not already have a Will, we advise that you consult with a solicitor / legal advisor.
If you are looking for a Christian solicitor, Lawyers' Christian Fellowship provide a directory of their members https://lawcf.org/lawyer-search. You can contact them on 020 7407 6157 or admin@lawcf.org.
Residuary gift – allows you to leave a percentage or the remainder of your estate. This type of gift keeps in line with inflation and does not lose value over time.
Pecuniary gift – lets you decide on a set amount of money to leave.

Specific gift – agree to leave a specific item or asset e.g. jewellery, shares or property.

Below is some example wording for the different types gifts in Wills. We recommend that you discuss this with your solicitor / legal advisor.

Residuary gift ‘I give ______ % of my residuary estate to Prison Fellowship England and Wales (Registered charity number 1102254) PO Box 68226, London, SW1P 9WR, to be applied for its general purposes and I declare that the receipt of the finance director or appropriate officer shall be a complete discharge to my trustees.’

Pecuniary gift ‘I give £ ______ to Prison Fellowship England and Wales (Registered charity number 1102254) PO Box 68226, London, SW1P 9WR, to be applied for its general purposes and I declare that the receipt of the finance director or appropriate officer shall be a complete discharge to my trustees.’

Specific gift ‘I leave a specific gift of ______________________________ to Prison Fellowship England and Wales (Registered charity number 1102254) PO Box 68226, London, SW1P 9WR, to be applied for its general purposes and I declare that the receipt of the finance director or appropriate officer shall be a complete discharge to my trustees.’

As PF is a registered charity, a gift to us in your Will is free from Inheritance Tax. Your solicitor can advise you on how to make your Will as tax efficient as possible.
If you already have a Will and want to add or amend a gift in your Will to Prison Fellowship England and Wales, you will need to complete a codicil form (download one here). We would encourage you to consult your solicitor / legal advisor before completing the codicil form. Once you have completed this form, keep it safe alongside your current Will.

Alternatively, if you wish to update your Will completely, do contact your solicitor / legal advisor and advise them that you would like to add a gift in Will to Prison Fellowship England and Wales.

Having decided to remember PF in your Will, your solicitor will need to know what type of legacy you wish to leave (see above), our suggested wording (see above) and our charity details: Prison Fellowship England and Wales, PO Box 68226, London, SW1P 9WR. Registered charity number 1102254.
A gift in your Will to PF, no matter the size, will enable us to continue building upon the work God is already actively doing right now. To find out more about the hope that your legacy can bring, read Daniel's story.
If you choose to remember PF in your Will, we will ensure that we steward your gift wisely. It is most helpful to us if gifts in Wills can be used in the areas of PF’s ministry where they are most required. However, you are welcome to choose a specific area of PF that you would like your gift to go towards.
You do not need to let us know if you have left a gift for PF in your Will. If you would like to inform us, we would love to hear about what motivated you leave a gift to us and have the opportunity to thank you. Please contact our Legacy Officer, Maddie Greenlaw, on 020 7799 2500 or legacy@prisonfellowship.org.uk.
Yes, we understand that your Will is personal and so you are free to change your mind about including a gift in your Will to PF.
This is a great way to celebrate the life of a loved one and blesses PF’s mission to serve men and women in prison. To chat through how you would go about doing this, please contact our Legacy Officer, Maddie Greenlaw, on 020 7799 2500 or legacy@prisonfellowship.org.uk.
Please get in touch with our Legacy Officer, Maddie Greenlaw, on 020 7799 2500 or legacy@prisonfellowship.org.uk for assistance.
We fully respect your privacy. You do not need to let us know if you have left a gift for Prison Fellowship in your Will. If you would like to inform us, please do get in touch as we would love the opportunity to thank you. We will keep your data securely and this will not be passed onto anyone without your consent. We fully understand that you have the right to change your mind about leaving a gift in your Will to PF.

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