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What is the suggested wording for my gift?

Below are some examples of legal wording. If you show these clauses to your solicitor, it can help in drawing up your will.

Residuary bequests

'I give to the University of Kent, The Registry, Canterbury, CT2 7NZ, UK, HMRC number XN5452 ___ (enter the word 'all' or fractional share) the residue of my estate for its general charitable purposes and I further direct that the receipt of the University Treasurer or other proper officer of the University for the time being shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my executors for the said legacy.'

Specific bequests

'I give to the University of Kent, The Registry, Canterbury, CT2 7NZ, UK, HMRC number XN5452, free of all tax the sum of £___ (or the specific items to be given, as the case may be) for its general charitable purposes and I further direct that the receipt of the University Treasurer or other proper officer of the University for the time being shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my executors for the said legacy.'

Codicils

'I ___ (full name) of ___ (full address) declare this to be a first (or second or third) codicil to my will dated ___ (date of will in words) which I make this ___ (current date in words) I leave to the University of Kent, The Registry, Canterbury, CT2 7NZ, HMRC number XN5452, a pecuniary legacy of £___. In all other respects I confirm my said will.'

 

Please note: Any donations accepted by the University of Kent in respect of a legacy will be directed according to the wishes of the donor as agreed with the University. If we cannot fulfil the wishes set out in a personal will, we will discuss the donation with the executors before proceeding to accept the gift. If a legacy is made through a will without any formal wishes against it, the donation will be directed to the University’s Kent Opportunity Fund which supports students in a variety of ways, or will be allocated to an equivalent student support fund that exists at such time.