Residuary gift
This is when, after you have made specific and monetary gifts, a percentage is left to one or more individuals or charities. As it is a percentage it ensures that your loved ones are taken care of and you won’t have to keep changing your Will as circumstances change. This is a particularly popular way to leave a gift to a charity.

Suggested wording: I give ……. per cent (…….%) of the residue of my real and personal estate to Support Dogs of 21 Jessops Riverside, Sheffield, S9 2RX (registered charity Number: 1088281) and the receipt of a duly authorised officer for the time being of Support Dogs shall be sufficient discharge for my executors.

Cash gift
This is when you state a specific amount of money, for example £5,000. It is also known as a pecuniary gift.

Suggested wording: I give ……. pounds (£…….) to Support Dogs of 21 Jessops Riverside, Brightside Lane, Sheffield, S9 2RX (registered charity number 1088281) and the receipt of a duly authorised officer for the time being of Support Dogs shall be sufficient discharge for my executors.