MMF is a charity dedicated to the support of Maidstone’s Museums. Our ability to assist them financially is dependent on membership subscriptions and generous donations.
We hope you could support us in this way, as a donation will help to ensure that Maidstone’s important heritage and culture can continue to be enjoyed by everyone now, and for future generations to come.
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Have you the will to help?
Leaving support in your Will is an excellent way to assist the Museums. In every instance of wishing to leave finance in your Will to MMF you should speak to your solicitor. Once you have decided you want to leave a legacy you need to decide how you wish to leave your gift. There are several options:
Leaving a share of what you own. This means you leave a percentage of your Estate after provision for your loved ones and after all your other gifts and debts have been paid. It has the advantage that the value will not be eroded by inflation over the years.
Leaving a fixed sum of money. You decide on a specific sum of money that you would like to leave to MMF. The value of pecuniary legacies will decrease in time as the cost of living increases.
Leaving a property, an item of value or shares. You may have a valuable item in mind that you would like to give. It is important that you know that we might not be able to keep that item or any shares without prior agreement. We will need either your consent or the consent of your Executors to sell any items you leave to us, and use the money raised for our work in supporting the Museums
A gift in your Will that depends on the occurrence of an event, which may not happen, is known legally as a contingent bequest. An example is a bequest to a charity which applies only if other beneficiaries named in the Will die before the testator (person who made the will).
Should you wish to remember Maidstone Museums’ Friends in your Will, you can do so quite simply by making a Codicil (addition) to your existing Will. There are two types – Residuary Bequest (a proportion) and a Pecuniary Bequest (a net sum).
If you are interested in doing so please contact your solicitor to talk this through.
The Charity trustees are not providing legal advice. It is advisable that proper legal advice is taken in preparing a Will as it is a legal document.