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Gifts, Wills and Trusts

The London Olympics and Paralympics were built on the promise of a lasting legacy. The opportunity to create and inspire future generations. But what about our own legacy?

Gifts in wills are a vital source of income for us

Most of us, of course, want to make sure family and friends are looked after and provided for. However, once this is achieved, a gift from the remainder of your estate can make a big difference to the work of RSABI.

How to give to RSABI in a will

Gifts, or legacies, will be used effectively and efficiently to help those people in rural Scotland facing acute hardship. They are one of the best ways you can help RSABI. You should speak to a solicitor about your will and any changes you might wish to make to it. However, the following are typical of the key questions you might have:

What types of legacy are there?

There are 3 types of legacy:

  • A residuary legacy - once you have provided for your family and others you can leave the remainder or a percentage of your estate to RSABI e.g. 10%
  • A pecuniary legacy ­ - a specific sum of money e.g. £1000
  • A specific gift e.g. a house, jewellery, a farm

Why do I need a solicitor?

A will is a legal document. If it is not prepared properly it may be invalid. That is why RSABI recommends using a fully qualified solicitor to make or change a will.

Can I save on tax by leaving a legacy?

For full details of this, and current allowances for individuals and couples, you should speak to your accountant or solicitor.  RSABI is not allowed to advise on such matters. 

What wording shall I use in my will?
We would advise that in order to avoid any misunderstandings in your will, your solicitor refers to this form of words:

To leave a share of your estate (residuary legacy)

I give all/a share (please state the percentage or fraction) of the residue of my estate absolutely to RSABI, or its successors, of The Rural Centre, West Mains of Ingliston, Newbridge, Midlothian EH28 8LT, Scottish Charity Number SC009828 to be applied by RSABI or its successors for its charitable purposes, and I direct that the receipt of the Directors or any other proper officer of RSABI or its successors for the time being shall be sufficient discharge to my executors.

To leave a specific sum (pecuniary gift)

I give to RSABI, or its successors, of The Rural Centre, West Mains of Ingliston, Newbridge, Midlothian EH28 8LT, Scottish Charity Number SC009828, the sum (write in here the amount in figures and the amount in words) to be applied by RSABI or its successors for its charitable purposes, and I direct that the receipt of the Directors or any other proper officer of RSABI or its successors for the time being shall be sufficient discharge to my executors.

To leave a specific item

I give to RSABI, or its successors, of The Rural Centre, West Mains of Ingliston, Newbridge, Midlothian EH28 8LT, Scottish Charity Number SC00 9828, (write in here whatever you wish to give) to be applied by RSABI or its successors for its charitable purposes, and I direct the receipt of the Directors or any other proper officer of RSABI or its successors for the time being shall be sufficient discharge to my executors.

Keep in Touch

If you need more information on how to leave a legacy to RSABI or would like to let us know that you have added us to your will, please contact us using the form below.

 
Thank You

We are immensely grateful to you if you have remembered RSABI in your will.

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The Rural Centre
West Mains of Ingliston
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Midlothian
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