Legacies

Cats can form a huge part of our lives and are often seen as part of our family. We are very grateful when our charity is remembered in someone’s will, which helps us to carry on our essential work and to provision for the future.

We hope that you are able to consider us in leaving a legacy by including a provision within your will. Your gift could help an abandoned or homeless cat find their forever, loving home.

The donation can be as small or large as you like – every gift makes a big difference.

Please discuss the options for leaving a legacy with your Solicitor or professional Will writer. You can pass on to them our following details:

Name: Thanet Cat Club

Registered Charity Number: 285035

If you want to leave a gift to us but you’ve already made a Will, that’s no problem – there are a couple of ways you can change it.

1. Write a new Will

The simplest way is to write a new Will. Once written, any Wills made by that person in the past become void. In fact, most Wills will start by reciting that you’re writing a Will and that you’re revoking previous Wills.

You can write a new Will with a professional advisor (a solicitor or Will writer).

2. Codicils

The other way is to write a codicil, which is a document used to make changes to an existing Will, by a Solictor or Will writing service.

It is used as a way to make simple amendments like adding a charity, changing a gift amount or adding an executor. This is all quite straightforward but problems can occur if you ever want to cancel the Will in the future.

When you cancel a Will that contains a codicil, the codicil does not get cancelled automatically, so when you write a new Will it can create inconsistencies and legal problems. To avoid this, make sure that any new Will clearly states that you are revoking all Wills and codicils previously made.