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Leaving a Gift in your Will

Leaving a gift in your Will is simple

A donation to St Edmund's in your Will can help us flourish far into the future by enabling the College to promote scholarship and research, to support students and to develop and maintain its buildings.  For many people, a gift in their Will is a good way to make a significant and lasting contribution.  It may cost nothing in your lifetime, yet provide much satisfaction and peace of mind. There is an opportunity to make a real difference, even for those with current financial commitments.

We recommend having a solicitor give you advice.

It is important that the correct wording is used when a gift is made. A suggested form of wording for a Will or codicil in the UK is:

"I give to the Master and Fellows of St. Edmund’s College, Mount Pleasant, Cambridge, CB3 0BN (Charity number 1137454) the residue / (a proportion) of the residue of my estate / the sum of £ (amount) free of tax for the general purposes of the College and I declare that the receipt of the Bursar or other authorised Officer of the College shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my executors."

For taxpayers in the UK, and several other countries, a gift in your Will can have tax benefits. Ask your solicitor, accountant or go to (link to making your gift work to you) to find out more. Please contact us for advice.

A gift can be directed towards any area of College life you wish. To enable St Ed’s to respond to changing need in years to come, contributions marked ‘for general purposes’ are most useful.

If you inform us of your intention of leaving us a gift in your Will, you’ll join The Edmond Nolan Society, unless you prefer not to.