Leaving a legacy

Leaving a gift in your Will

Legacies are vital to the Oxford Diocesan Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Your legacy will ensure that the work carried out by the Council will continue for many years to come. The Council is only a small charity and needs all the support it can get to enable it to expand and grow and help even more deaf and hard of hearing people in the future.

How can I leave my money to the ODCD?

There are three ways in which you can leave money to the Oxford Diocesan Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing through your Will. You can leave a share of the residue of your estate, a pecuniary legacy or a specific legacy.

  1. A Residuary legacy is the gift of the residue of your estate or a percentage of the residue after all debts have been settled and any other pecuniary or specific legacies have been dealt with. This kind of legacy is of the greatest benefit to the Oxford Diocesan Council for the Deaf as its value increases over time in line with the value of your estate.
  2. A Pecuniary legacy is a specified sum of money given as a legacy when the Will or codicil is written.
  3. A Specific legacy is the gift through the Will of a specific item such as investments, furniture, jewellery and any other property that may have either financial or sentimental value.

Wording your legacy to the ODCD

The following is a guide to the wording of a legacy to Oxford Diocesan Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

I give ................................. to the Oxford Diocesan Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Diocesan Church House, North Hinksey Lane, Oxford OX2 0NB, Charity No.203428 for its general charitable purpose and I declare that the receipt of the treasurer or any other proper officer of the Oxford Diocesan Council for the Deaf for the time being shall be a full and sufficient discharge for the said legacy.

Find out more about what happens if you don't leave a Will, how to get help drawing up your Will, how to reduce the amount of inheritance tax you might pay, and how to change your Will by downloading our short Guide to Wills.