How you can help

You can benefit the Trust in one of three ways :
1. By bequeathing a specific sum of money. Since the value of money tends to fall owing to inflation, such a sum should be reviewed from time to time.
2. By making a gift of all or part of the residue of your estate after all other bequests, taxes and expenses have been paid.
3. By making a specific bequest of a piece of your property which could be sold for the benefit of the Trust, or a holding in stocks and shares.
The Shobdon Church Preservation Trust is a registered charity, and its registered address is Shobdon Court, Shobdon, Herefordshire, HR6 9LZ.
If you have already made a will, and now want to include the Trust as a beneficiary, you can simply add a CODICIL, which is legally valid, if signed by you, dated and witnessed. Suggested forms of wording for bequests and codicils are given below, but you may think it wise to consult a solicitor to make sure that everything is in order. Further information about the Trust can be obtained from the Secretary or Treasurer at the above address or by contacting us through this website.

SUGGESTED WORDING FOR BEQUESTS
A SPECIFIC SUM OF MONEY I give to the Shobdon Church Preservation Trust, Shobdon Court, Shobdon, Herefordshire, HR6 9LZ, herein after called ‘the Charity’ the sum of
………………………………….. (………………………………….. in words)
such sum to be applied for the general purposes of the Charity, and I direct that a receipt of the Honorary Treasurer or other authorised officer for the time being of the Charity shall be a good and sufficient discharge to my Executors for the payment of the aforesaid legacy.

RESIDUARY LEGACY
I give all (or a specified share of) the residue of my estate absolutely to the Shobdon Church Preservation Trust, Shobdon Court, Shobdon, Herefordshire, HR6 9LZ, hereinafter called ‘the Charity’ such sum to be applied for the general purposes of the Charity, and I direct that a receipt of the Honorary Treasurer or other authorised officer for the time being of the Charity shall be a good and sufficient discharge to my Executors for the payment of the aforesaid legacy.

A SPECIFIC BEQUEST
I make the following charitable gift(s) absolutely to the Shobdon Church Preservation Trust, Shobdon Court, Shobdon, Herefordshire, HR6 9LZ, hereinafter called ‘the Charity’
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………
The Charity shall have full power to realise such assets and apply the proceeds to the general purposes of the Charity and I direct that a receipt of the Honorary Treasurer or other authorised officer for the time being of the Charity shall be a good and sufficient discharge to my Executors for the aforesaid bequest(s).