Leave a legacy
A gift in your will can help secure opportunities for generations of girls to come
Since 1910, the guiding movement has given unparalleled opportunities to young women to enjoy adventure, friendship, leadership and experiences which endure for a lifetime.
A gift in your will can help secure these opportunities for generations of girls to come.
After looking after your family and friends, please consider remembering Girlguiding Cornwall in your Will.
We welcome gifts of any size, large or small. All of them will help us to reach more girls, regardless of income or background, giving them the chance to learn skills and make memories that will be with them for life.
Last year, we received a gift from the will of Pat Dixon who had been a committed volunteer in Girlguiding Cornwall for much of her adult life, and also a member of the Trefoil Guild.
Derek Dixon, Pat’s husband said:
“Guiding was a big part of her life and very important to her. I was happy to support her".
Pat’s gift will enable a new generation of girls and young women to enjoy a lifelong relationship with guiding, just as she did.
A truly fitting legacy.
Making your will
Making a will need only take a few minutes. A simple will need not cost a lot and can easily be changed.
There are two different types of legacy gifts:
A share of your estate, or ‘residuary legacy’ (a percentage of your estate after all other gifts and expenses have been paid)
A specific sum or ‘pecuniary legacy’
If you leave a gift to Girlguiding Cornwall in your will, it will not be included when valuing your estate for Inheritance Tax purposes. The value of your gift will be deducted from your estate before Inheritance Tax is applied.
To remember Girlguiding Cornwall in your will, all you need are the following details:
Name: Cornwall Guide Association
Registered Charity Number: 300365
We recommend that you seek the advice of a qualified legal professional when writing your will. They will inform you about current inheritance tax thresholds as well as ensuring your will is valid and that your wishes will be followed.
To find a solicitor near you, contact The Law Society on 020 7242 1222 or
If you’ve decided you want to remember Girlguiding Cornwall in your will, you can use the following wording as a starting point for a discussion with your solicitor (but this is not essential):
Residuary bequest (a share of your estate)
My bequest to Cornwall Guide Association of the residual estate (or a proportion of) – "a residuary or percentage legacy & subject to the payment of my debts, funeral and testamentary expenses, I give the whole (residuary) or ______% of my estate not otherwise disposed of by this my Will to Cornwall Guide Association (Registered charity number 300365) of Mar-laree, Cove Road, Sennen, Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 7BT for the general purposes of Cornwall Guide Association and I declare that the receipt of their Treasurer or other proper officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge.”
Pecuniary bequest (a specific sum of money)
My bequest to Cornwall Guide Association for a set sum – a pecuniary legacy. “I give free of tax to Cornwall Guide Association (Registered charity number 300365) of Mar-laree, Cove Road, Sennen, Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 7BT, the sum of £______ for the general purposes of Cornwall Guide Association and I declare that the receipt of their Treasurer or other proper officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge.”
To find our more or to talk to someone, please contact Penny, County Administrator, on 01726 824524
(Penny is available Monday, Wednesday and Friday, between 1pm and 4pm)