Ty Hafan

common questions

common questions

Why do i need a Will?

A Will is the only way to ensure your wishes will be honoured after you die. Even if you already have a Will, a change in your circumstances may mean you need to update it to ensure that your loved ones are provided for.

How do I make a Will?

We recommend that you seek independent legal advice when preparing your Will to ensure there are no complications when your estate is being executed. To find your nearest solicitor, we suggest the Law Society

How long does it take to write my will?

Depending on your preferred free will writing service, it could take minutes to an hour to write your will.

I already have a Will. How do I update it?

If you already have a Will but would like to change it to include a gift to Tŷ Hafan, you may be able to update it using a codicil. A codicil is an addition or supplement to your Will that revokes or modifies part, or all, of your Will. It should be kept with your Will at all times. We always recommend that you see a solicitor, even when changing your Will.

How will my gift to Tŷ Hafan be used?

Tŷ Hafan is the leading charity in Wales providing support and care to life-limited children, young people and their families. Today, gifts left to Tŷ Hafan in people’s wills fund 25% of the care that we provide to children with a life-limiting condition and their families in Wales. A gift, no matter how big or small, will have a significant impact on our care services. Without them, we simply couldn’t support as many families as we do.

What type of gift can I leave?

The main types of gift included to charities in Wills are:

A share of your estate - after you have provided for your family and friends, you can leave the remainder of your estate to us. This is called a residuary gift.

A cash gift - this is an exact sum of money and is called a pecuniary gift.

A specific gift - this could be a piece of jewellery or any other specific item you mention in your Will.

Do I have enough to leave a gift?

Absolutely. We appreciate all gifts, however large or small. And every pound we receive will make a difference to the lives of life-limited children right here in Wales.

Can I leave the contents of my house to Tŷ Hafan?

Yes, we are able to sell a variety of items in our shops. If your belongings are particularly valuable, we may decide to sell them at auction to be sure they are sold for the best possible price. If you wish to leave some of your valuable belongings to Tŷ Hafan, it would be helpful to specifically mention them in your Will.

What happens if my circumstances change?

If your circumstances change, and you need to change your gift to Tŷ Hafan, you may need to draft a new Will. The new Will will supercede any previous versions. It is common for people to make numerous Wills in their lifetime, reflecting financial changes, different family commitments, property purchases, etc.

If you change your mind about leaving a gift to Tŷ Hafan, there is no obligation for you to include a gift to us in your new Will.

What details do I need to include in my Will to ensure Tŷ Hafan receives the money

To include a gift to Tŷ Hafan in your Will, please make sure you include the following details:

Tŷ Hafan, The family hospice for young lives, Hayes Road, Sully, CF64 5XX
Registered Charity Number: 1047912

Will leaving a gift affect inheritance tax?

Gifts to charity in your Will are exempt from Inheritance Tax, and in some circumstances, leaving a gift to a charity in your Will may reduce the overall amount of tax paid on your estate. This means that other beneficiaries may receive more.

We always recommend that you discuss the details of your estate and your Will with a solicitor. To find your nearest solicitor, we suggest using the Law Society.

Can Tŷ Hafan act as an executor?

We are unable to act as an executor for your estate. You don’t need to appoint your solicitor to act as your executor, as family members or friends could take on this role. It is recommended that you appoint at least two executors and speak with your proposed executors to ensure they wish to take on the role.