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Suggested Wordings for Bequests to St Mary's

The following are some sample wordings for making Pecuniary, Residuary, and Gift-in-Kind bequests, as well as an example of a Codicil which one adds to an existing Will. However, we would recommend that in all cases you discuss your particular requirements with your legal advisers in the light of your personal circumstances.

A Pecuniary Legacy (a specific sum of money)

I give the following charitable legacy absolutely:
To St Mary’s University, Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, TW1 4SX, United Kingdom ("the Charity") the sum of £................... for the general purposes of the Charity and with the full power to expend capital as well as income for such purposes and I direct that a receipt of the Vice Chancellor or other authorised officer for the time being shall be a good and sufficient discharge to my Executors for the payment to the Charity.

A Bequest in Kind (an item or asset you wish to bequeath)

I make the following charitable gift absolutely:
To St Mary’s University, Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, TW1 4SX, United Kingdom, ("the Charity") (a clear description of the item(s) to be bequeathed).

With the full power to realise such assets and to apply the proceeds to the general purposes of the Charity, and I direct that a receipt of the Vice Chancellor or other authorised officer for the time being of the Charity shall be a good and sufficient discharge to my Executors for the payment to the Charity.

A Residuary Legacy (a portion of your estate)

I devise and bequeath (a percentage or share) of the residue of my estate absolutely to St Mary’s University, Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, TW1 4SX, United Kingdom, hereinafter called "the Charity", such sum to be applied for the general purposes of the Charity and with full power to expend capital as well as income for such purposes and I direct that a receipt of the Vice Chancellor or other authorised officer for the time being of the Charity shall be a good and sufficient discharge to my Executors for the payment to the Charity.

A Codicil adding a Bequest to an existing Will (an amendment to a Will)

I ... (your name) ... of ... (your address) ... declare this to be the first (... or second etc. ...) Codicil to my Will dated and made the ... (date) ... of ... (month and year).

In addition to the legacies given by my said Will I give the following further charitable legacy absolutely:
To St Mary’s University, Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, TW1 4SX, United Kingdom, ("the Charity") the sum of £ ............................  for the general purposes of the Charity and with the full power to realise such assets and to apply the proceeds to the general purposes of the Charity, and I direct that a receipt of the Vice Chancellor or other authorised officer for the time being of the Charity shall be a good and sufficient discharge to my Executors for the payment to the Charity.

In all other respects I confirm my said Will.

(A Codicil needs to be separately signed, dated and witnessed by two independent witnesses as for a Will in its own right.)