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Leave a Legacy
Leave a Legacy
Without legacy income, the Women's Engineering Society would struggle to exist. Legacies form the financial backbone which supports our very diverse range of services. Each year, thousands of girls and women in engineering benefit from these services.
Change Lives: Change Your Will
Making a Will is an essential step to safeguarding the future of your loved ones and ensuring that any money you leave is used for the purposes you intend. It is not a complicated or expensive task, but it is well worth paying for a solicitor to draw up your Will as there are certain legal requirements that must be met in order for the Will to be valid. Your solicitor will ensure that the correct procedure is followed.
If you are considering leaving a legacy to the Women's Engineering Society it is recommended to keep the wording for a bequest to the Society as general and unrestrictive as possible. If, on the other hand, you have a specific purpose in mind, we recommend that you contact the President of the Society for a confidential discussion. This will ensure that the use of your gift meets your wishes whilst supporting the aims of the Society.
Donations in Lieu of Flowers
You may also wish to consider including in your Will a request that donations be made to the The Women's Engineering Society instead of sending flowers.
If you are a relative of a WES member who has recently died, please let us know in the office so that their name can be included in our next newsletter or journal.
Please be assured that any gift, however small, is accepted with huge appreciation, and that all money gifted to WES will be spent wisely with due care and attention according to current WES policy, or any wishes made known to us through your Will.
Legacies have been left to WES in the past by Lady Finniston, Doris Gray, Betty Laverick and Peggy Hodges.
We are grateful for the legacy bequeathed by long term member Mrs May Maple who died on 19th August 2012.