Leave a Gift in your Will
Leaving a gift to the Museum in your Will
It's a little known fact that most charities wouldn't survive without gifts in Wills. By remembering the National Coal Mining Museum in this way, you're ensuring that the important stories of coal mining are kept alive for future generations to learn about and appreciate!
There are a number of ways to remember the Museum in your Will. Your solicitor can advise the best way for you.
You can include a gift when you first make your will, or if you later decide to leave a gift, your existing will can be changed by the addition of a codicil by your solicitor.
Three of the most common methods of leaving a gift in a will are:
• Pecuniary Legacy - a gift of a specific sum of money (this can be index-linked to preserve its value)
• Residuary Legacy - a gift of the residue (or a share of the residue) of your estate
• Specific Legacy - a gift of a specific property or asset,
for example buildings, land or shares, etc.
Thank you for considering leaving the Museum a gift in your will. No matter how big or small, your contribution is greatly appreciated.
If you do choose to leave a gift, please ensure that you include our registered charity name: National Coal Mining Museum for England Trust Ltd, and our registered charity number: 517325.
We do also ask that if possible, your legacy is made without stating a specific project or purpose, as the Museum's needs and plans can change unforeseeably over time.
For further information on how to remember the Museum in your will, please contact:
National Coal Mining Museum for England
Tel: 01924 848806
Remember A Charity
The Museum is a member of Remember A Charity, a campaign to encourage people to remember charities in their wills. The Remember A Charity website can be found at: www.rememberacharity.org.uk
This year, Remember A Charity Week will be taking place from 12 to 18 September 2016.
The Museum has been awarded a yellow plaque as part of a national scheme by Remember A Charity to recognise the huge contribution made by people who leave gifts to charity in their Wills. The Making Sense of Mining project, which included an initiative to conserve the historic furnace shaft in our Lamp Room, has been made possible thanks to legacies left by supporters.