Leave a Legacy
HOW TO MAKE YOUR SUPPORT LIVE ON
Making a Will ensures that your estate is distributed exactly as you wish, by benefiting those individuals and causes you wish to help, If you die without making a Will this may not be the case.
The first and most important step in making a Will is to seek the professional advice of a solicitor. This will ensure that your Will is valid and that it reflects your wishes exactly. This is the first step towards leaving a Legacy. When you make your Will, please remember the Coastal Forces Heritage Trust.
Legacies have become an excellent way of fund raising, with Inheritance Tax benefits. If you already have a will and wish to leave a legacy to the Coastal Forces Heritage Trust, all you need to do is to make a small addition to your Will called a “Codicil”. The Codicil should be carefully drafted, signed and witnessed in the same way as your original Will and should be kept with your Will (but not attached).
When preparing a Codicil, the following wording may be helpful:
A BEQUEST FOR A FIXED SUM
I give and bequeath the sum of £ ……………. free of all Inheritance Tax to The Coastal Forces Heritage Trust, of The Royal Naval Museum, HM Naval Base, PORTSMOUTH, PO1 3NH and I direct that the receipt of the Trust Secretary or other proper officer for the time being of the said Coastal Forces Heritage Trust shall be a full and sufficient discharge for the same.
A BEQUEST FOR THE RESIDUE OF AN ESTATE
I give and bequeath to The Coastal Forces Heritage Trust of The Royal Naval Museum, HM Naval Base, PORTSMOUTH, PO1 3NH all (or a fraction of) the residue of my estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever, and I direct that the receipt of the Trust Secretary or other proper officer for the time being of the said Coastal Forces Heritage Trust shall be a full and sufficient discharge for the same.
A Legacy to the Coastal Forces Heritage Trust would be exempt from Inheritance Tax.
Your legacy will give you the satisfaction of knowing that you will play a part in the furtherance of the Objects of the Trust to inform the public of the achievements of Coastal Forces and setting up a fitting memorial for those who fought and those who died.
Patron: Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope GCB OBE ADC DL,
Chairman: Rear Admiral Rex Cox RN
A Company Limited by Guarantee registered in Cardiff No 2983847
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