For executors and solicitors
Yes, we have suggested wording that may be of help.
Many people choose to leave a residuary gift: a percentage of what is left of their estate once they have provided for your loved ones, because it ensures that their gift does not lose its value over time.
To leave a share of an estate (a residuary gift)
I give to Marie Curie of 89 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7TP, registered charity numbers 207994 and SC038731 [all/ __% of the residue] of my estate absolutely for its general charitable purposes and I declare that the receipt of the Legacy Administration Manager or other proper officer at Marie Curie for the time being shall be a sufficient discharge to my executor(s).
To leave a cash gift (a pecuniary gift)
I give to Marie Curie of 89 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7TP, registered charity numbers 207994 and SC038731 the sum of [X£ specify words and figures] free of tax for its general charitable purposes and I declare that the receipt of the Legacy Administration Manager or other proper officer at Marie Curie for the time being shall be a sufficient discharge to my executor(s).
Alternatively, contact your local legacy advisor who will be happy to talk you through it.
There may be a particular area or service which has a special significance for you, or the person you're helping. If that’s the case, we can give you details of how to allocate a gift to a specific area.
If you wish for your gift to contribute to the funding of that service, please make this wish clear within the Will. Contact your local legacy advisor to discuss how we can best honour your wish and we will provide you with suggested wording required for the Will.
We administer all legacies centrally at our London Head Office, so please get in touch if you have a gift that you need to pay in or have any questions.
Legacy Administration Team
89 Albert Embankment
London SE1 7TP
T: 020 7599 7147
Will I receive a receipt when I send in the donation?
Yes, once we have received the gift, the Legacy Administration Team will send you a thank you letter and a receipt acknowledging payment.
Who should I speak to for help?
Your local legacy advisor is on hand to answer any general questions that you may have in relation to Wills at Marie Curie.
If you have a question about the administration of the estate, for example legal matters, property and land sales or anything else that you need help with, please contact our administration team on 020 7599 7147 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.