LEGACIES

           

Legacies, both large and small, make a real difference to the work of Support Network. Leaving a legacy in your will enables you to give something back to the profession, and help support a range of fellow Institution members and their families at a time when they really need it. Click here to view our Legacy Leaflet, and please contact the office if you would like to receive a hard copy.

Your options

There are four main types of gifts:
  • Pecuniary legacy - a fixed amount of money
  • Residuary legacy - the balance of your estate after all debts, taxes, expenses and other gifts have been paid
  • Reversionary legacy - leaving a gift to Support Network whilst allowing another person to have the use if it during their lifetime
  • Specific legacy – a gift of value, such as property, antiques, shares, jewellery or paintings which could then be used or sold to raise funds

How to word a will

We recommend using a solicitor when making or updating your will. Suggested wording which can be adapted to suit the type of gift you wish to leave:

I give to Support Network (the benevolent fund of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers) of 3 Birdcage Walk, London SW1H 9JJ (charity registration number 209465) the sum of £ [and/or details of the gift of value] for its general charitable purposes.

I declare that the receipt of the CEO, Honorary Treasurer or other proper officer of the Support Network of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers shall be sufficient discharge therefore.

Or

I give all (or % of) the residue of my Estate to Support Network (the benevolent fund of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers) of 3 Birdcage Walk, London SW1H 9JJ (charity registration number 209465) for its general charitable purposes.

I declare that the receipt of the CEO, Honorary Treasurer or other proper officer of the Support Network of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers shall be sufficient discharge therefore.

Please contact us if you would like to receive further information regarding making a will and/or leaving a legacy.

A Company Limited by Guarantee (Company No.130981)
Registered Office: 3 Birdcage Walk, London SW1H 9JJ
Registered Charity No. 209465

          

Need some help?

Contact the Support Network team if you have any questions.