Techniquest

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.

How to leave a gift to Techniquest in your will

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:

Techniquest
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:

  1. You can leave a specific sum of money or an item such as jewellery or a piece of art.
  2. Alternatively, you can leave a share in, or all, what’s left of the value of your estate after family and friends have been taken care of.

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.

In Memory

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.

 

Find us

  Techniquest, Stuart Street, Cardiff, CF10 5BW

Contact us

  029 2047 5475
  info@techniquest.org

Opening hours

  During local school holidays
10.00am–5.00pm Bank Holidays, seven days a week.

  School term
9.30am–4.30pm Tuesday–Friday;
10.00am–5.00pm Saturday and Sunday.

Charity & company

  Registered charity no. 517722
  Registered in Wales no. 01955696

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FAQs

  •   What is Techniquest?

    Techniquest is an educational charity, with a science centre in Cardiff Bay. Our mission is to embed science in Welsh culture through interactive engagement. We provide a range of services to schools and teachers to complement formal education provision in Wales and work extensively with public audiences.

  •   Where can I park?

    We are pleased to be able to offer all of our visitors discounted parking with Q-Park, our preferred parking partner.

    The Q-Park operates the Cardiff Bay car park in Pierhead Street which is around 8 minutes walk from Techniquest.

    We have agreed a special discount rate for our customers of 15% off all pre-bookings.
    Pre-book and guarantee your space here using the code TECHNI15.

    There are also nearby pay-and-display car parks on Stuart Street and Havannah Street. Please do not park on Havannah Street itself.

  •   Who is it for?

    Techniquest is suitable for all ages! We do have special events for certain groups, however — see Toddler Days, After Hours and Home Educator days.

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