A protrait of Flo sitting on her garden wall
A protrait of Flo sitting on her garden wall

Things aren't important, people are.”

Flo is leaving money to Oxfam in her will.

How to leave money to Oxfam

It's easier than you think. First, work out what you've got. Sit down with a cuppa and write down everything you own - including savings, possessions, property - and their approximate value.

Note down the names of relatives and friends - people you want to include in your will. Match up the two lists and you're now ready to make an appointment with your solicitor.

Our Will Planner worksheet, included in your free Legacy Pack will make this task even easier.

Download your free legacy pack, or ask our Legacy Adviser, Nathaniel Micklem, to post you a pack. Contact Nathaniel on 0300 200 1331, or email him at legacy@oxfam.org.uk.

The reason why I'm going to leave [the people Oxfam works with] something when I die is because things aren't important. People are.”

Flo

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The kind of gifts you can leave to Oxfam

A share of your estate (Residuary Legacy)

Once you've worked out what you're leaving to family and friends, you can donate a share, or all of what's left.

A specific sum of money (Pecuniary Legacy)

If you want to leave a lump sum to Oxfam, you specify this amount in your will.

A specific item

Jewellery, a first edition book, or any item that you think will be of some value to Oxfam's work when sold.

Already have a will?

Great. If you already have a will and want to leave a legacy gift to Oxfam, all you have to do is make a codicil. And don't worry about the fancy Latin word, it just means 'amendment'. So speak to your solicitor about making a codicil to your existing will, and they'll take it from there.

I used to say 'I don't believe in charity' because it shouldn't be needed. But unfortunately it is. So I've just decided to leave a bit to Oxfam.”

Derek, Oxfam supporter

Things aren't important, people are.”

Flo is leaving money to Oxfam in her will.