Leave a legacy to Bodhi College

Bodhi College is independent and not aligned with any Buddhist orthodoxy. We aspire to recover core insights of the early Buddhist canon so as to develop fresh ways of understanding the Buddha’s teachings today. While making use of modern critical scholarship, our goals are not academic. We seek to provide a contemplative education that inspires students to realize the values of the Dharma in the context of this secular age and culture.

A bequest to charity* is tax-free and can reduce the tax you pay on your entire estate, reducing inheritance tax. (*Charity status has been applied for.)

After having thought of your loved ones first, considering a gift for Bodhi College in your will ensure that we can continue this important work.

How to leave a legacy to Bodhi College

Leaving a gift to Bodhi College is easy. There are two main types of gifts that you can leave in your will to Bodhi College:

  • You can leave a specific sum of money or an item such as jewellery or a piece of art (pecuniary legacy);
  • You can leave a share in, or all of, what’s left of the value of your estate after all bills have been paid and all other legacies have been distributed (residuary legacy).

If you would like to add a gift to Bodhi College to an existing will, you can use a codicil. Adding a codicil to your will means there is no need to change the terms of your current will. It simply adds a new instruction.

If the change you wish to make is quite small or simple, you can use a codicil, but if the change is more significant or complex you should make a new will. Please keep in mind that you should always seek professional legal advice before making any changes to your will.

Here is some wording to help you remember us in your will:

For a Residuary Legacy

I give the residue of my estate to Bodhi Sangha T/A Bodhi College, a company limited by guarantee (number 9561665) and a registered charity (number TBC) of registered office address 16 Wembley Street, Swindon, Wiltshire SN2 1DN, UK for its general charitable purposes. I further direct that the receipt of the Chief Executive or other proper officer of the said charity for the time being shall be a full and sufficient discharge for the said gift.

For a Pecuniary Legacy

I give the sum of £_____ (or the item specified) to Bodhi Sangha T/A Bodhi College, a company limited by guarantee (number 9561665) and a registered charity (number TBC) of registered office address 16 Wembley Street, Swindon, Wiltshire SN2 1DN, UK for its general charitable purposes. I further direct that the receipt of the Chief Executive or other proper officer of the said charity for the time being shall be a full and sufficient discharge for the said gift.

For a Specific Legacy

I give to the charity Bodhi Sangha T/A Bodhi College, a company limited by guarantee (number 9561665) and a registered charity (number TBC) of registered office address 16 Wembley Street, Swindon, Wiltshire SN2 1DN, UK my _ [Describe the gift you wish to leave] for its general charitable purposes. I further direct that the receipt of the Chief Executive or other proper officer of the said charity for the time being shall be a full and sufficient discharge for the said gift.

Thank you for your generosity.

Last updated: 2017/05/24