Leave a Musical Legacy

LEAVING A GIFT IN YOUR WILL TO THE CHERYL KING TRUST

After you’ve taken care of loved ones, please consider leaving a gift in your will to help pass on the wonder of music to future generations.

It’s easier than you might think...

  • how do i make a will
  • what can i give to the cheryl king trust?
  • what are the tax benefits of leaving a gift in my will?
  • what should i include in my will?
  • what if i already have a will?
  • Where do I start?

    We recommend using a Will-writing professional such as a solicitor. Preparing a Will is not a difficult or expensive process and could save your family a lot of time and expense later.

     

  • How do I find someone?

    A good place to start is the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP) or the Law Society for England and Wales. They will all supply you with a list of people who can help you in your area.

    When talking to a professional you may wish to have made a note of your assets and the approximate value of any particularly valuable items.

  • When should I do it?

    It’s never too early to start writing a Will because you can always amend it at any time in the future with a simple document called a codicil.

  • A Specific Sum

    There are essentially two different types of gift that you can make to the Cheryl King Trust in your Will:

    A specific sum: Here you state the specific amount of money that you would like to leave to the Trust. This can be as small or as large as you would like.

  • A gift from your estate

    A gift of the whole or a certain proportion of the residue of your estate:

    Here you leave what remains of your estate (or percentage of what remains) after all the other and specific gifts and legacies that you want to make have been paid out. This type of gift has the added benefit of keeping its value over time because it will not be so affected by inflation.

  • Is there a minimum amount I can donate?

    Absolutely not!

    Remember, no gift is too small to make a difference.

  • Are there any tax benefits?

    There may be tax benefits to leaving gifts in your Will. Because The Cheryl King Trust is a registered charity, all gifts in Wills made to the Cheryl King Trust are exempt from UK inheritance and capital gains tax. 

  • Is there any effect on Inheritance Tax?

    Depending on tax rules from time to time, if you leave more than a certain percentage of your net estate to charity, the Inheritance Tax rate on the whole of your taxable estate may be reduced. 

    Under current rules, if you leave 10% or more of your chargeable net estate to a charity or combination of charities, the inheritance tax rate on the whole of your taxable estate is reduced from 40% to 36%

  • WHAT SHOULD I INCLUDE IN MY WILL?

    A solicitor can advise on the exact wording. The following are examples of the sort of wording you could include:

  • Example wording for a gift of a specific sum

    I give, devise and bequeath to The Cheryl King Trust (‘CKT’) of 24 Litchfield Way Guildford Surrey GU2 7QH (registered charity number 1191604)  the sum of £ [insert amount] for its general charitable purposes and I declare that the receipt of any trustee or officer of the said Trust for the time being shall be a full and sufficient discharge for the said legacy.

  • Example wording for a gift of the residue of your estate

    I give, devise and bequeath to The Cheryl King Trust (‘CKT’) of 24 Litchfield Way Guildford Surrey GU2 7QH (registered charity number 1191604)  [the whole] [or] [enter fraction or X % (e.g. one quarter or 25%)] of my residuary estate for its general charitable purposes and I declare that the receipt of any trustee  or officer of the said Trust for the time being shall be a full and sufficient discharge for the said legacy.

  • Can amend my will?

    If you are only making a limited number of small straightforward changes you can amend your existing Will using a short, simple legal document called a codicil. You will need to get this witnessed in the same way as your Will. A solicitor can prepare this for you at very little cost but here is an example of the sort of wording you might use. 

  • Example wording

    “I [insert name] of [insert address] declare this to be the [first OR second] codicil to my Will which is dated [date of Will] [as amended by my first codicil dated [date of first codicil]] (my Will).

    I give, devise and bequeath to The Cheryl King Trust (‘CKT’) of 24 Litchfield Way Guildford Surrey GU2 7QH (registered charity number 1191604)  the sum of £ [insert amount] for its general charitable purposes and I declare that the receipt of any trustee or officer of the said Trust for the time being shall be a full and sufficient discharge for the said legacy.

  • Then what do I do?

    Insert  your  signature , print your full name and date.  Ask a witness to insert their signature, print their  full name, address and same date.

Get in Touch

If you plan to leave us a gift in your Will, we would love to thank you. 

You don’t need to provide us with specific details, all you need to do is to let us know your intention to make a gift by contacting us here

Of course, we understand if you would prefer not to notify us. Either way, we are sincerely grateful for your support.

NEED FURTHER HELP ?

The organisation Remember a Charity provides more information on how to leave a gift to charity when making a Will.  Click here to learn more.

If you would like to discuss anything to do with making a gift to the trust please click here.

IMPORTANT

This web page is not intended to constitute legal advice but only to provide preliminary guidance. We recommend that you seek your own professional legal advice if you are making a new Will or amending an existing Will.