Thank you for considering Aston in your will.
We understand your will is a private matter, but simply letting us know if you have remembered or intend to remember, Aston in your will gives us a firmer base on which to plan our future. It's also wonderful to be able to thank you for thinking of us in this way.
Suggested wording for your will
The following wording is sufficient to make your intentions known but, in all cases, we recommend that you consult a solicitor or professional adviser in the drafting or amending of your will.
I give to ASTON UNIVERSITY the sum of £___________ / __________________ (in figures and in words)...
I give to ASTON UNIVERSITY all (or a percentage or share) of my residuary estate...
...free from all taxes and duties, to be applied to the general purposes (or your preferred area) of the said University. I declare that the receipt of an authorised officer for the time being of the University shall be good and sufficient discharge to my Executors.
The above examples can be adapted to specific and reversionary gifts to suit your particular needs and wishes and your professional advisor will be able to draft this for you.
If you already have a will and want to make changes to include Aston University, you can easily do this by completing a codicil and storing the new instructions with your will.
Alternatively, you can view the suggested wording here.