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LEAVE A LEGACY
WHAT IS A LEGACY GIFT?
A legacy gift is a donation left in your Will. It is more widely known as ‘Gifts in Wills’. Legacy gifts are one of the most significant contributions you can make to Missio Scotland.
Gifts given in Wills helps fund a quarter of the financial support we are able to offer in places where the church is young or small.
WHY LEAVE A LEGACY GIFT?
By remembering Missio Scotland in your will, you will ignite God’s love by helping missionaries work alongside the poorest communities and those most in need.
You will transform lives in more than 157 countries by building chapels and schools. You will help train the Priests and Sisters of future generations. You will give hope to the world’s poorest children.
HOW CAN I LEAVE A LEGACY GIFT?
There are several ways to leave a gift in your Will.
RESIDUARY gifts comprise the remainder of an estate once other gifts and payments have been made. This is popular because it takes care of your loved ones first and is not devalued by inflation.
PECUNIARY gifts are fixed sums which could decrease over time as the cost of living increases.
SPECIFIC gifts are particular named items, for example a piece of jewellery.
FORM OF WORDS
If you would like to remember Missio Scotland in your Will, please use the following wording:
‘I bequeath to Missio Scotland (4 Laird Street, Coatbridge, Registered Charity Number SC014858), the sum of £...... and/or x proportion of my residuary estate; and I declare that the receipt of the Treasurer or National Director (for the time being) shall be a good discharge to my Executors.’
If you would like more information on how to leave a gift in your Will to Missio Scotland, you can access our Wills & Legacies leaflet here.
YOU WILL BE REMEMBERED IN PRAYER
We are extremely grateful to our Legacy donors. In thanksgiving, their names are included in our Book of Remembrance and every November, we celebrate Mass in remembrance of all who have left a gift to Missio Scotland in their Will.
‘There is so much indifference in the face of suffering. May we overcome indifference with concrete acts of charity.’
- Pope Francis
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