Railfuture is delighted to receive support in the form of legacies. Over the past few years, several members have helped Railfuture in this way.

If you want to support Railfuture, you can help by ensuring that the will is made out in favour of Railfuture Ltd.

Money received from legacies is held in reserve for major campaigning and is not used for day-to-day administration.

Points to help you decide:

By making a will, you ensure that your family and friends, and the causes you believe in, benefit in line with your wishes.

You can choose whether you want Railfuture to have a specific amount of money (a pecuniary bequest) or a percentage share of your estate. Options include making a residuary bequest which is a gift of the remainder of your estate after all other bequests have been made and debts cleared.

You may want to take legal advice, but you can include one of the following choices of wording:

I give and bequeath to Railfuture Ltd the sum of £....

I give and bequeath to Railfuture Ltd .... per cent of the net proceeds of sales of my property known as ......................

I give and bequeath to each of the following charities and/or persons the percentage of the residue of my estate set opposite their names, being the amount remaining after payment of my debts and funeral and testamentary expenses and payment of specific legacies: 1. Railfuture Ltd ........... percentage. 2. Other charities or persons ......... percentage.

Including the following phrase in your will may help: "I direct that the receipt of an authorised officer of the Railfuture Ltd, Edinburgh House, 1-5 Bellevue Road, Clevedon, North Somerset, BS21 7NP, shall be a sufficient discharge for my executors/trustees."

If you wish, you can also ask for donations to Railfuture, rather than flowers, at your funeral.

Please remember that Railfuture is not an official charity (it is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee) so we cannot claim gift aid on any donations.