Make your mark
Leaving a legacy in your Will to the Wisbech and Fenland Museum
Your generosity will have a valuable and lasting impact on the development of the museum, helping it to meet the needs of the local community and new audiences far and wide. We are grateful for every gift, no matter what size.
Have you the will to help?
Once you have decided you want to leave a legacy you need to decide how you wish to leave your gift. There are several options:
Leaving a share of what you own. This means you leave a percentage of your Estate after provision for your loved ones and all your other gifts and debts have been paid.
It is easy to add this into an existing Will without interfering with any specific sums you have put into place for family and friends. It also has the advantage that the value will not be eroded by inflation over the years.
Leaving a fixed sum of money. You decide on a specific sum of money that you would like to leave to the museum.
The value of pecuniary legacies will decrease in time as the cost of living increases.
Leaving a property, an item of value or shares. You may have a valuable item in mind that you’d like to give.
It is important that you know that we might not be able to keep that item or any shares without prior agreement. We will need either your consent or the consent of your Executors to sell any items you leave to us, and use the money raised for our work.
A gift in your Will that depends upon the occurrence of an event which may not happen is known legally as a contingent bequest.
An example is a bequest to a charity which applies only if other beneficiaries named in the Will die before the testator (person who made the Will).
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Where there’s a Will there’s a way
Should you wish to remember the Wisbech and Fenland Museum in your Will, you can do so quite simply by making a Codicil to your existing Will.
To do so, you can send the following wording suggestions to your solicitor to be added as a Codicil.
Residuary bequest (a proportion)
I give, devise, bequeath and appoint to the Wisbech and Fenland Museum (Registered Charity No 311307) of Museum Square, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire PE13 1ES, (X%) of the residue of my real and personal estate which I can dispose of by Will in any manner I think proper to be used at the Trustee Company’s discretion and the receipt of the Administrator for the time being of the Wisbech and Fenland Museum. This shall be a good and sufficient discharge to my Executors for the payment of the said money.
Pecuniary bequest (a net sum)
I give the sum of ... pounds to the Wisbech and Fenland Museum (Registered Charity No 311307) of Museum Square, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire PE13 1ES, to be used at the Trustee Company’s discretion and the receipt of the Administrator for the time being of the Wisbech and Fenland Museum. This shall be a good and sufficient discharge to my Executors for the payment of the said money.