Legacies and Bequests

Dockroyd Graveyard Trust is a registered charity (no. 1187162).

This means that it pays no tax on gifts of money or property made in your lifetime or after your death. So any legacies left to the Trust are given in their entirety and are not subject to inheritance tax.

Legacies and bequests, of any size, are tremendously valuable and very gratefully received.

If you are thinking of this form of planned giving, we have suggested wordings for you to discuss with your solicitor.

F.A.Q      

What words should I use in my Will? 

You can donate to us through your Will by way of a fixed amount, gift of a specific item or by leaving what’s left of your estate after other gifts have been given out.

Below we have set out suggested wording you could use in your will.

Fixed Sum: “I give to Dockroyd Graveyard Trust (Registered Charity 1187162) the sum of £ ………….. (in words and figures) free from all taxes and duties, to be applied to the general purposes of the said Trust and I declare that the receipt of the Chairman of the Trust or other authorised trustee for the time being of the Dockroyd Graveyard Trust shall be good and sufficient discharge to my executors”.

Gift of the balance your Estate: “I give to Dockroyd Graveyard Trust (Registered Charity 1187162) all [or a percentage or share] of my residuary estate to be applied to the general purposes of the said Trust and I declare that the receipt of the Chairman of the Trust or other authorised trustee for the time being of the Dockroyd Graveyard Trust shall be good and sufficient discharge to my executors.”

Leaving a specific item: “I give to Dockroyd Graveyard Trust (Registered Charity 1187162) my [description of property] free from all taxes and duties, to be applied to the general purposes of the said Trust and I declare that the receipt of the Chairman of the Trust or other authorised trustee for the time being of the Dockroyd Graveyard Trust shall be good and sufficient discharge to my executors.”

YOU MUST DISCUSS YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES WITH YOUR SOLICITOR

DOCKROYD GRAVEYARD TRUST ACCEPTS NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR DECISIONS