Sample wording for leaving the Foundation a legacy

Below you will find wording which may be helpful for adding one of the different types of legacy to your Will. Please note that the wording is based on English law – if you are having your Will created in a different country the exact form may be different. Wherever you live, it is important to get proper legal advice to ensure that your Will properly reflects your wishes.

1. A Pecuniary Legacy

ìI bequeath to The Findhorn Foundation of The Park, Findhorn, Forres, IV36 3TZ (Recognised Charity Number: SC007233) free of tax the sum of £…………….. to be applied to the general charitable purposes of the charity and I direct that a receipt of the Financial Director or other authorised officer for the time being of the charity shall be a good and sufficient discharge to my Executors for the payment of this legacy.î

2. A Residuary Legacy

“I devise and bequeath …………….. (insert ‘all’ or whatever fractional share of your estate you wish to bequeath) of the residue of my estate absolutely to The Findhorn Foundation of The Park, Findhorn, Forres, IV36 3TZ (Recognised Charity Number: SC007233), hereinafter called the Charity, such sum to be for the general charitable purposes of the charity, and I direct that a receipt of the Financial Director or other authorised officer for the time being of the charity shall be a good and sufficient discharge to my Executors for the payment of this bequest.î

3. A Gift In Kind

ìI bequeath to The Findhorn Foundation of The Park, Findhorn, Forres, IV36 3TZ (Recognised Charity Number: SC007233) free of tax …………….. (clear description of the item to be bequeathed) with the full power to realise such assets and to apply the proceeds to the general charitable purposes of the charity, and I direct that a receipt of the Financial Director or other authorised officer for the time being of the charity shall be a good and sufficient discharge to my Executors for the payment of this bequest.î

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