Leaving a legacy to Ellesmere College is a very personal thing but is an act of generosity that can make a lasting difference to future generations. It may be an expression of gratitude for the education you or your children have received; it might be given to enhance a facility for the future or to perpetuate a beloved name or provide financial support for the next generation of students.

Whatever your motivation all you need to do is contact Nick Pettingale, the Director of External Relations at development@ellesmere.com who will be delighted to write to you and give you all the information you will need.

Types of Bequest

The Pecuniary Bequest

You simply leave a specific amount of money in your Will to the College and to the fund you desire to benefit.

The Residuary Bequest

You leave a percentage of your estate to the College, this method protects the real value of your gift from the erosion of future inflation.

The Reversionary Bequest

This is an attractive way of providing for your family first. Your estate is held in trust, with trustees nominated by you, providing an income for your spouse or children with the College only benefiting after their death.

The Specific Bequest

You can leave a specific asset or personal possession to the College, including company shares, land or property, jewellery, antiques or works of art.

You can either include a legacy at the time you make your Will or you can add a Codicil to your existing Will. A suggested instruction letter to your solicitor is below.

Add a Codicil to your Will 

Add a Codicil to your Will

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