Fishermen's Mission - Royal National Mission To Deep Sea Fishermen

Registered Charity Number: 232822, SC039088
Fareham, Hampshire

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The fishing industry has undergone recent, dramatic change, as have the lives of fishermen and their families. At sea they continue to face death and injury on a daily basis. On land there are continual demands for our welfare and emergency services stretching our limited resources. We receive no government funding and depend heavily on legacies to continue our vital work.

A Gift in your Will - A Legacy

Even a small gift in your Will can bring relief and care to fishermen and their families experiencing hardship, bereavement, injury or illness.

How to leave a gift in your Will

The Fishermen's Mission strongly advises you to seek advice from a registered legal practitioner when making your Will. Most legal professionals will charge between £100 - £200 to draw up an uncomplicated Will using the right wording to ensure the legality of the Will and that your wishes will be carried out correctly. While planning your Will you might find our Frequently Asked Questions section helpful in understanding the wording used.

Before seeing your legal practitioner we suggest that you have the following information available. Or if you prefer, give them details of where this information can be found in the event of your death.

  1. Personal details and that of your next of kin including your names and all contact details and date of birth, marriage etc.
  2. Executors It is usual to appoint at least two. They may be a close friend or relative or your bank or your solicitor
  3. Financial arrangements including bank and building society details with account type and number. Your pension arrangements, any life assurance policy details and a list of your investments including any trusts you may have set up.
  4. Property Your dwelling house, any holiday home, investment property together with details of any co-owners.
  5. Personal possessions Details of any single items such as jewellery, furniture or any particular you may wish to leave as a specific gift.
  6. Insurances including those of any property and personal effects.


  1. Individual people including next of kin, loved ones and friends with addresses (optional) who you wish to benefit from your Will.
  2. Charities including churches with addresses that you wish to benefit. Making a bequest to a charity can be tax efficient since the amount bequeathed is exempt from inheritance tax (IHT) and, if your estate is liable to IHT, it  can reduce the amount of tax payable. We recommend that you include the registered charity number as charity office addresses can change.

You may care to use the following wording:-

I GIVE, DEVISE & BEQUEATH £xx  or xx % of the residue of my estate to___________ (name the charity with registered number you wish to benefit from your Will) for its general purposes and I declare that the receipt of the treasurer or other proper officer of the charity shall be sufficient discharge therefore.


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Gifts left in wills are really important to Fishermen's Mission - Royal National Mission To Deep Sea Fishermen. However even if you haven't made a will, making a pledge to do so in the future would really help us to find out about your future intentions.

Pledges are not legally binding so by filling out this form you are not committing yourself! You are simply allowing Fishermen's Mission - Royal National Mission To Deep Sea Fishermen to confidently estimate future support for their cause.

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Specific wishes

Funeral arrangements

You may wish to leave certain wishes such as cremation or burial, special service requirements, burial at sea etc. However, by law, your Executors have a right to vary your wishes should they be difficult or unreasonable to carry out.

Your legal advisor can incorporate these clauses using wording that is legally binding and setting out your wishes clearly and accurately possibly using similar phrases as listed below in The Will.

Download Codicil Form