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Donate to The Faraday Institute

By leaving a gift in your will

Since its foundation, The Faraday Institute has benefitted from substantial funding from a small number of sources. As is so often the case, this funding is time-limited and will come to an end in the near future.

Whilst we are already planning for the short and medium term, The Faraday Institute also needs to look further into the future so that we can secure the Institute long term.

And there is one way in which you can help us. By leaving us a Legacy in your Will.

We recommend professional advice in writing or changing your Will. We would be happy to have a confidential conversation with you about legacy options.

For assistance with the wording of your Will, please call Mrs Polly Stanton on 01223 741281 to arrange a meeting to discuss your wishes further.

Your support today will guarantee The Faraday Institute tomorrow.

Preparing to make or update your will

The information provided below is intended to help you when you visit your solicitor in order to make or update your Will.

All bequests to St Edmundís College (The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion) are free from UK Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax under present legislation.

St Edmundís College has charitable status for all UK tax purposes (HM Revenue and Customs reference number X 6296).

Wording for a residuary bequest

Subject to the payment of my debts, funeral and testamentary expenses, I give free of tax the whole of my estate not otherwise disposed of by this my Will (alternatively, ______% of my residuary estate) to the Master of St Edmundís College, Mount Pleasant, Cambridge CB3 0BN with the request that it be used for the benefit of The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion or its successor body. In the event that The Faraday Institute is no longer in existence at such time, I request that the funds be used for the benefit of research and teaching in the field of science and religion at St. Edmundís College. I declare that the receipt of the Bursar of St Edmundís College shall be a full and sufficient discharge.

Wording for a pecuniary or fixed-sum bequest

I give free of tax to the Master of St Edmundís College, Mount Pleasant, Cambridge CB3 0BN the sum of £______ (preferably inflation linked to the Retail Price Index) with the request that it be used for the benefit of The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, or its successor body, from the date of this my Will. In the event that The Faraday Institute is no longer in existence at such time, I request that the funds be used for the benefit of research and teaching in the field of science and religion at St Edmundís College. I declare that the receipt of the Bursar of St Edmundís College shall be a full and sufficient discharge.