The Tank Museum, like all registered charities, depends on its supporters to ensure it can continue its mission to tell the story of tanks and the people that served in them. A gift of any size in your Will can help us build a legacy for future generations.
All charitable gifts are, in general, free from Inheritance Tax, Capital Gains Tax and Income Tax – so the sum of your Legacy will reach The Tank Museum in full.
Your gift will help us to continue to tell the story of the Royal Tank Regiment and the Royal Armoured Corps, inspiring the next generation of armour enthusiasts, and assisting our restoration and conservation projects in particular. If you want your gift to be put towards a specific area of the Museum, we will endeavour to make reasonable arrangements to enable this to happen.
You should use a legal professional to draw up a Will, as failing to do so could leave your wishes invalid. There are a number of ways to leave a Legacy: a gift of money (Pecuniary Legacy), share % of an estate (Residuary Legacy) or specific items of property or shares (Specific Legacy).
How to leave a legacy
If you already have a Will your wishes can be put into effect with a simple amendment known as a ‘codicil’.
For Pecuniary Legacies, the codicil would read:
“I give to The Tank Museum, Bovington, Dorset, BH20 6JG Registered Charity No 1102661 the sum of £____ to be used by the Museum at its discretion and the receipt of the Director or proper officer for the time being of The Tank Museum shall be a complete discharge of my Executors.”
For Residuary Legacies, were a gift of all of part of the net estate (what remains after all taxes, specific gifts and the costs of administration have been paid) the codicil would read:
“I give to The Tank Museum, Bovington, Dorset, BH20 6JG Registered Charity No 1102661 ___% of the residue of my estate to be used by the Museum at its discretion and the receipt of the Director or proper officer for the time being of The Tank Museum shall be a complete discharge of my Executors.”