Why should I leave a gift in my will?
Leaving a gift in your will costs nothing now, but can make a real impact on the future of communities in Wales. It is a meaningful way to celebrate a lifetime interest in science.
Techniquest is reliant on charitable donations to continue our work. Every year we must raise around £1.3million to continue to close the growing STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) skills gap in Wales. Leaving a gift in your will ensures that you can help us continue to educate industry leaders of the future, even after you’ve passed on.
It’s easy to do, but we recommend using the help of a solicitor to ensure your gift makes its way to us. The main thing is to include our name, address and charity number:
Stuart Street, Cardiff, CF10 5BW
Charity Number: 517722
If you already have a will and you want to include a gift to Techniquest, there may not be any need to rewrite it. You can ask a qualified professional such as a solicitor to add an amendment (called a codicil). If the change is more significant or complex you should make a new will.
There are two main types of gift you can make:
The advantage of leaving a share (also known as residuary gift) is that it remains the same over time, and you won’t need to change your will to keep up with inflation. It’s the most valuable kind of gift to Techniquest.
However much you can leave, it will go a long way to helping us continue providing valuable STEM experiences for future generations.
A donation left in memory can be a meaningful way to celebrate a loved one’s life. Whether they enjoyed visiting Techniquest when they were young, had fond memories of times here with family, or simply had a sense of curiosity and a love for science, we would love to start a discussion over how a gift could continue their legacy.
To find out more about leaving a gift in your will or making a donation in memory of a loved one, please get in touch with Clare James.