Advice for leaving your will

Advice when leaving us a gift in your will

Technical Information if you wish to include Staffordshire Wildlife Trust in your Will

Getting the Wording Right

The words used in a Will are very important. In particular, if you want to leave a bequest to Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, it is important to give our correct name so there can be no misunderstanding.

Our full name and registered head office address is below:

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust
The Wolseley Centre
Wolseley Bridge
Stafford
ST17 0WT

Wording for the different types of gifts

 

  • Residuary bequest (a gift of what is left after other specific bequests have been settled):

“I give to Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, registered charity number 259558, the residue of my estate absolutely and I direct that: i) the assets comprising such residue may be used for the general purposes of the Trust and ii) a receipt signed by a person for the time being authorised by the Trustees of the Trust shall be a good and sufficient discharge to my executors;

  • Pecuniary bequest (a gift of a stated sum of money):

“I give to Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, registered charity number 259558, the sum of £..... and I direct that i) such money may be used for the general purpose of the Trust and ii) a receipt signed by a person for the time being authorised by the Trustees of the Trust shall be a good and sufficient discharge to my executors.”

  • Specific bequest (a gift of an item)

“I give to Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, registered charity number 259558, my (shares in XXX company, paintings, jewellery, personal effects, house etc) and I direct that i) such assets may be sold and the proceeds used for the general purposes of the Trust and ii) a receipt signed by a person for the time being authorised by the Trustees of the Trust shall be a good and sufficient discharge to my executors.”

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