As we move into new ground we are looking to expand the foundation the Helix Group provides by creating a distinct group of supporters who pledge to donate through their will.
By leaving a gift in your will you will be helping us to safeguard the future of medical science in the UK. Your donation will enable us to support more future researchers to produce pioneering research and to continue facilitating best practice in the medical sciences through our policy work.
Individuals who donate in their will are welcomed to the Helix Group, where they are publically recognised on a commemorative board in our Fellow’s room and receive exclusive access to Academy events.
Every donation is important to us, no matter how small or large.
You can leave a gift in your will to the Academy by either:
• Including a clause in your existing Will. This is an option when creating or changing your Will.
• Completing a Codicil form. This allows you to add a clause to an existing Will at any time and becomes a legal document when signed in the presence of two adult witnesses (not relatives). You can download the Academy’s suggested Codicil form here.
If you choose to leave a donation to the Academy, it is only necessary to include our name, our address and our registered charity number in your bequest:
The Academy of Medical Sciences, 41 Portland Place, London W1B 1QH
Charity No. 1070618
Company No. 3520281, Registered in England
We wish to acknowledge every donation pledged in a will. If you let us know your intentions you will help us to plan for the future. We always recommend consulting a qualified solicitor when drafting or making changes to your Will.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to discuss your wishes in further detail.
Leave a share of what’s left of your estate when all costs and other legacies have been paid.
Leave a specific sum of money. It is advisable to index-link the gift to inflation.
Leave the gift of particular assets, such as shares, property or other physical items.
Choose the Academy to be an ultimate beneficiary of specific assets, but ensure they are first available for others in their lifetime.
In memoriam donations
Instead of funeral flowers, mourners can be asked to make a donation in your memory. We acknowledge all donations and for privacy, we do not disclose the gift amounts.