People generously remembering Seagull Trust Cruises in their Wills is an important part of the sustaining and developing our work. No matter what the amount, every legacy is making a difference.
When it comes to your Will, it's only right that your family and friends come first in your thoughts, but that doesn't mean you can't also leave a gift to a cause close to your heart. Gifts in Wills help fund Seagull Trust Cruises services - both the Marion and the Marjorie Seagull boats were built with generous donations left to Seagull Trust Cruises by the late Mrs. M.H. Salvesen and Mrs. Marjorie Brown after whom the boats are named. These were highly generous gifts, but even the smallest legacy makes a real difference.
If you have already made a Will
If you have already made a Will, but would like to leave a gift to Seagull Trust Cruises, you can do so by making an addition to your existing Will. The formal name for this is a Codicil.
If you have not already made a Will
If you do not have a Will at the moment, you may need to see a solicitor. Although you will have to pay a fee, you will receive sound professional advice on the Inheritance Tax implications and can be sure that your wishes will be achieved.
There are two ways to give to Seagull Trust Cruises
• You can choose to give a gift of a fixed amount of money. This is called a Pecuniary legacy.
• Or you can choose to leave a share, or the whole, of what is left of your estate once you have provided for your loved ones. This is called a Residuary legacy.
You may wish to discuss the options with your solicitor. Indicative wording for each type of legacy is shown below.
For a Pecuniary Legacy
"I give free of all taxes and expenses £X to Seagull Trust Cruises, Scottish Charity Number SC027163, [for its general charitable purposes] [and I declare that the receipt of the treasurer or other proper officer for the time being shall be a sufficient discharge to my executors]."
For a Residuary Legacy
"My trustees shall hold my/x share(s) of my residuary estate and the income thereof for Seagull Trust Cruises, Scottish Charity Number SC027163, absolutely [for its general charitable purposes] [and I declare that the receipt of the treasurer or other proper officer for the time being shall be a sufficient discharge to my executors]."