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Leaving a gift in your Will

A gift in your Will provides a lasting legacy, a wonderful way to enable the Museum to continue to delight and inform visitors today and for generations to come. It creates an immediate and lasting effect and is vital to our future.

Ways in which you can help

It is usually a lot more straightforward than people think. There is more than one way to do it too. So you can make sure your Will does exactly what you want it to and honours your wishes.

There are a number of ways you can leave a gift to charity:

  • A pecuniary gift – this is a specific amount of money decided by you
  • A residuary gift – this is a percentage of your estate after other legacies, inheritance tax and expenses have been paid. Residuary gifts are extremely helpful because they tend to be inflation-proof, being a percentage rather than a specific sum
  • A specific gift – when personal possessions such as property, works of art, stocks and shares are left. Legacies to the Captain Cook Memorial Museum are not liable for inheritance tax as the Museum is a registered charity

How to leave a legacy
If you have previously made a Will, you may ask your solicitor to add a Codicil to include a legacy. You may like to suggest the following wording relating to the Captain Cook Memorial Museum - download form.

If you have already included a legacy to the Museum in your Will, please accept our heartfelt thanks.

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