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    • Dilbert999
    • By Dilbert999 8th Apr 19, 3:43 PM
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    When a charity named in a will has been removed from charity database
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    • 8th Apr 19, 3:43 PM
    When a charity named in a will has been removed from charity database 8th Apr 19 at 3:43 PM
    In their will, my relative left a specific sum of money to the local village hall management committee. The exact wording is "I give the following pecuniary legacy £xxxx to THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE, xxx Village Hall, for its general purposes."

    No charity number was listed but I did manage to locate it on the charity database, where the Village Hall status is shown as "This charity has been removed from the Register."

    I have located a "Community Association Limited" in the same village, which has a different charity number but seems to fulfil a similar function.

    Should I give the money to this charity instead, as the successor charity?
    Not sure if it is left to my discretion or whether there is a formal approval process for this.

    Thanks for any guidance.
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    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 16th Apr 19, 8:31 PM
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    If there is a village hall with a management committee the gift will not have failed.

    Charity status is not relevant except for IHT purposes.
    • Dilbert999
    • By Dilbert999 18th Apr 19, 8:21 AM
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    Thanks for all your answers & help. Just shows how important it is to check your will every so often, to see if anything needs updating ... and also to be very specific. I was lucky that all beneficiaries were all in agreement with fulfilling our relatives wishes.
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