How you can help – Leave a legacy

 A gift in your Will can help us plan for the future so we can meet the needs of Service families across Scotland for many years to come.

Did you know that 35% of the British public say they would like to leave a gift to charity in their Will, once loved ones have been provided for, yet only 7% do. If only 4% more people donated in this way, it would lead to an extra £1billion for good causes like RCET.

As well as making provision for your loved ones after you have gone you might consider leaving a gift to RCET. There are several ways in which you can leave a gift in your will, they are:

  1. Residuary
    A gift of the remainder of your estate after all other gifts have been made and debts cleared. You may leave either the total of the remainder or a percentage of it.
  2. Pecuniary
    A gift of a fixed sum of money. The value of a pecuniary gift will decrease over time, as the cost of living increases.
  3. Specific
    A particular named item left as a gift in your will. For example, a piece of jewellery, furniture, a painting etc
  4. Contingent
    A gift in your will that is dependent upon the occurrence of an event which may or may not happen. For example, a gift to a charity which applies only if other beneficiaries named in your will die before you die.

Did you know all gifts in your Will to charity are free of inheritance tax?

Inheritance tax applies to the proportion of your estate that is over the nil-rate band threshold. This threshold varies every tax year. If you do not make a Will, much of your estate will be left to the State.

If you are thinking of leaving a gift to RCET when writing your Will please get in touch to let us know, you can call us 0131 322 7350 or email