How to include a bequest in your Will

It doesn’t take long to change the world — a simple Will can take as little as one hour to do.

Having a valid Will means that what you own goes directly to the people and causes you care most about. If, like many of our supporters, you chose to remember Oxfam, we want to say a heartfelt thank you!

We recommend that you take our Will wording with you when you visit your solicitor to make sure that your wishes can be carried out in the way you would like.

There are a number of ways to support our work through your Will. You can:

  • Include a percentage of the remainder of your estate (known as the residue). After you have provided for your friends and family, just a small percentage, such as 5% or 10%, will make a huge difference. And this type of bequest won’t lose its value over time.
  • Nominate a percentage of your estate that you would like Oxfam to receive from 1 — 100%. This bequest will also keep its value over time.
  • Leave a specific amount of money, real estate, shares etc to Oxfam (known as a pecuniary bequest).

Already have a Will?

If you already have a Will and would now like to include a bequest to Oxfam, all you have to do is make a “codicil”.

When you visit your solicitor just take a copy of our wording with you and they can simply update your existing Will.