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Mary Harwood, Legacy Officer
Mary Harwood, Legacy Officer

If you've read this far, then you may already be considering leaving a legacy to Practical Action. If that's the case, let me promise you that your gift will make such a difference in the future. Every person who leaves a legacy is recorded for posterity in the Practical Action Book of Remembrance, which we treasure and is placed on public display at our UK office.

Although making a Will may seem like a daunting prospect, once it's done you'll feel reassured that your wishes will be carried out - which is why I'm here to give you any help I can. The first thing I'd recommend is to consider appointing a solicitor who could act as your professional advisor.

Legacies are vital to our work across the world because they help us plan ahead. So, if you are thinking of leaving a legacy to Practical Action, please remember to let me know.

To help you, we've prepared the correct legal wording which you can pass on to your solicitor if you do wish to remember Practical Action in your Will - whether you'd like to leave a residuary legacy (a portion of the remainder of your estate) or leave a specific sum.

On the other hand, you may find the idea of creating a bespoke legal Will online totally free of charge, without the need to leave your home, more to your liking.   For full details of how to do this, please click here.

If you have any questions about making a Will or leaving a legacy, I'd be more than happy to hear from you - you can contact me by email or by calling 01926 634528. We have also produced a guide to making or changing your Will, 'The future in your hands' - this should help make the whole process easier. Email us and we will send you a free copy by post, or you can download the guide now.

Best wishes,

Mary Harwood
Legacy Officer


Legal wording

If you'd like to leave a residuary legacy (a portion of the remainder of your estate), use this wording:

'I give devise bequeath and appoint to Practical Action (registered charity no 247257) of The Schumacher Centre for Technology and Development, Bourton on Dunsmore, Rugby, Warwickshire CV23 9QZ ___% of the residue of my estate and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer for the time being or other authorised officer will be sufficient discharge for my executors.'

If you'd like to leave a specific sum to Practical Action, use this wording:

'I give Practical Action (registered charity no 247257) of The Schumacher Centre for Technology and Development, Bourton on Dunsmore, Rugby, Warwickshire CV23 9QZ, the sum of £____ and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer for the time being or other authorised officer will be sufficient discharge for my executors.'

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