Legacy – Suggested Wording

Below are examples of the wording for use when leaving a legacy to MPT. However we do recommend that you use a solicitor to have your Will drafted or updated.

A gift of part or a share of your estate

This can be anything from 1% to 100% of your estate - whatever suits your circumstances.

'I give [     ] % of the residue of my estate Modern Poetry in Translation, The Queen’s College, Oxford, OX1 4AW (charity number 1118223) absolutely to be used for its general charitable purposes and I declare that the receipt of their Treasurer shall be full and sufficient discharge to my executors.'

A gift of a specific amount or a pecuniary gift

Any sum is welcome but please note a fixed sum may lose its value as inflation takes effect over future years.

'I give free of tax to Modern Poetry in Translation, The Queen’s College, Oxford, OX14 AW (charity number 1118223) the sum of £ [words and figures] absolutely to be used for its general charitable purposes and direct that the receipt of their Treasurer shall be full and sufficient discharge to my executors.'

This wording can be used if you wish to secure the value of your gift against the effects of inflation.

'I give to Modern Poetry in Translation, The Queen’s College, Oxford, OX1 4AW (charity number 1118223) absolutely to be used for its general purposes the sum of money produced by dividing the sum of £ [insert amount] by the index figure in the Index of Retail Prices ('the index') for the month in which this will be executed and multiplying it by the index figure in the index month in which my death occurs. I direct that the receipt of the said charity's Treasurer shall be full and sufficient discharge to my executors.'

Leaving a specific item

Your solicitor will be able to advise you if you would like to leave a specific item to MPT and will prepare appropriate wording for your Will.

Changing an existing Will

You can easily add a gift to MPT to your existing Will by using a short document called a Codicil. You should ask your solicitor to advise you with the appropriate wording for this document and to make sure that it is signed and completed correctly.

No matter whether your gift is large or small, MPT will be extremely grateful for your support.

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