Suggested wording

Thank you for interest in leaving a legacy to The Royal College of Radiologists.

Should you wish to leave a gift for a particular purpose we would either advise you to ensure that the words ‘but without imposing a binding obligation’ in your will are included in case the specific project that you have in mind has already been carried out or any other difficulties might arise that could lead to difficulties in the College being able to receive your gift or that you discuss the exact wording of your proposed gift with the Treasurer of the College first to ensure that no such problems arise. Alternatively, you may wish your solicitor to discuss the matter confidentially on your behalf on an anonymous basis with the Treasurer. This will ensure that the purposes you wish to benefit are best carried out by the College in the future at the time of receiving the gift which do remember could be many years after the will was made.

Types of gift in your will you might want to consider

A gift of residue
This is a gift of the remainder of your estate after all other bequests are made and any taxes and other administration expenses are cleared.

Suggested wording for a residual gift:

I GIVE to THE ROYAL COLLEGES OF RADIOLOGISTS of 63 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3JW (registered charity no 211540) all/[  ]% of the residue* of my estate absolutely for its general charitable purposes and I DECLARE that the receipt of the Treasurer or other proper officer for the time being of The Royal College of Radiologists shall be sufficient discharge to my Executor(s)
* please delete as appropriate

Should you prefer to specify a particular use for your gift the following suggested wording may be appropriate:

I GIVE to THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGISTS of 63 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3JW (registered charity no 211540) all/[  ]% of the residue* of my estate with the wish but without imposing any binding obligation that the gift is used for [area of work to be specified] and I DELCARE that the receipt of the Treasurer or other proper officer for the time being of The Royal College of Radiologists shall be a sufficient discharge to my Executor(s).
*please delete as appropriate

Pecuniary gift
This is a gift of a fixed sum of money stated at the time you make the will.

Suggested wording for a pecuniary gift:

I GIVE to The ROYAL COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGISTS of 63 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3JW (registered charity no 211540) the sum of [please specify words and figures] free of tax for its general charitable purposes and I DECLARE that the receipt of the Treasurer or proper officer for the time being of The Royal College of Radiologists shall be sufficient discharge for my Executor(s).

You could, should you wish, also replicate the alternative wording for specific purposes as above.

Specific bequest
This is a gift of a named item such as shares, a painting, building or land.

Contingent bequest
This is a gift which is dependent on a specific event which may, or may not, occur.

Gift in remainder
You may wish to ensure that your chosen residuary beneficiary(ies) continues to benefit from your estate or from property in your estate for life, but for your estate or any part of it to pass thereafter under your will to The Royal College of Radiologists. Your solicitor will be able to assist you in drafting of a suitable will to fulfil this wish. 

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