When and why do i need to update my will

Circumstances change. Life is ever-evolving. So it’s important to occasionally review your Will to ensure that it still reflects your wishes. For those left behind it can be even worse if you don’t update your Will than not having one at all. If you have a simple amendments to your Will you can use a Codicil to update it at no cost to you and needn't involve visiting a Solicitor.

Our Codicil pack gives you step-by-step guidance and suggested wording as well.

Our Registered charity numbers

If you would like to remember PDSA in your Will or Codicil, we recommend that you use the following wording:

Wording to include part or all of your estate (residuary legacy)

I GIVE (percentage --%) of the residue of my estate after payment of funeral and testamentary expenses and debts to The People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals of Whitechapel Way, Priorslee, Telford, Shropshire TF2 9PQ. Registered charity nos. 208217 and SC037585.

Wording to include a fixed sum of money (pecuniary legacy)

I GIVE absolutely and free of all tax the sum of (amount in words and numbers £XXX) to The People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals of Whitechapel Way, Priorslee, Telford, Shropshire, TF2 9PQ. Registered charity nos. 208217 & SC037585.

If you need to make more than a minor amendment to your Will we may be able to help - If your Will is relatively straight forward, we’ll cover the cost of having it written. We’ve teamed up with a network of solicitors across the UK, who can ensure your Will is correctly written and legal. To take advantage of our Free Will offer you don’t have to include a gift for PDSA but we really hope you’ll be inspired to support us with a gift and be part of the future of animal welfare in the UK.

For further information about our Free Will offer you can call 0808 168 1587


Download our Codicil document to help you update your Will to include a gift to PDSA.
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Record your Will

Register your Will for free with Certainty National Will Register.
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Find a Solicitor

We always recommend that you seek the professional advice of a Solicitor before making your Will.