Leaving a legacy to Ridley

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Support our future work

Leaving a legacy to Ridley in your will is one way you can help secure Ridley's contribution to the future ministry of the Church, even if you are unable to give at this moment. Generations of ordinands and their future ministries have benefitted from the bequests of donors and continue to today.

"The Lord has provided for us through Ridley and, since my husband died, has wonderfully provided for me. All that I have, including money, is a loan from Him. When I die and go to be with the Lord Jesus, I shall have no more need for the loan and so it goes back to him, to be used in his service. Ridley Hall is part of that service."
Sylvia Percival (widow of Revd Geoff Percival)

How to leave a legacy

A legacy to Ridley Hall may be included in your will when it is first drawn up, or later by the addition of a codicil to an existing will. Adding a codicil enables you to alter or add to the original provisions.

We recommend that you always look after your family first and to seek the advice of a qualified solicitor in preparing your will to ensure your intentions are clearly represented and the document is valid.

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A legacy will help secure Ridley's future contribution to the Church

A bequest that is directed to be used at the College’s discretion is the best way to help Ridley Hall’s aims as needs change over the years. It gives Ridley flexibility to use the gift in the most beneficial way. However, if you would prefer to direct your legacy to a specific purpose, please contact our Development Office to discuss the possibilities.

Amending an existing will

Amending an existing will

You may want to include Ridley in your Will but not make a new one. Adding a codicil to your existing will enables you to alter or add to the original provisions. You can change your Will at any time. Download a Will amendment request form (pdf) to give instructions to your solicitor.

Notifying us

Notifying us

If you have included Ridley in your will and are happy to let us know, that allows us to thank you for your support and will help us to plan for the future.

To notify us, you are welcome to contact the Development office or to use a Legacy Advisory Form (pdf) and return it to us. All information is treated in confidence and is not legally binding.

Legacy giving in the U.S.

Legacy giving in the U.S.

US taxpayers who would like to support Ridley Hall through an estate plan may do so with Cambridge in America. US supporters making legacies are also eligible for membership of CAm’s legacy society, The 1209 Society.