Leave a gift in your Will

Gifts in Wills ensure that both Massey Shaw and the charity continues to share the vessel and it’s vast history with future generations.

Why leave legacy in your Will?

Massey Shaw is a truly unique heritage vessel that deserves to be preserved for many generations to come. Rescuing troops from the beaches of Dunkirk in WWII and then serving throughout the Blitz are just a snippet of the stories Massey Shaw has to tell.

Any gift, no matter how large or small will make a huge impact to the on-going work of the charity alongside young people, volunteers and organisations keeping heritage vessels alive.

How to include a gift if your Will

An up-to-date Will ensures your wishes for your family and charities your support are clearly understood.

You may have a family solicitor you already use. If not, ask a relative or friend to recommend one. There are also many charities and online Will services you can use.

If you are making your Will with a partner, you can make a ‘mirror’ (identical) Will if they are broadly the same.

What types of gift can I leave?

  • Pecuniary gifts are specified sums of money. If you would like a gift of money to keep its value over the years, it is a sensible idea to ask your solicitor to index-link it.
  • Residuary gifts are made from whatever is leftover once gifts of money and specific items have been distributed. You can give the whole of the residue to a person or a charity like the Massey Shaw, or a portion of it.
  • Specific gifts are things, such as a painting, a house or a ring.

Your solicitor will be able to explain this in more detail.

Massey Shaw charity details

If your solicitor or service requests details of our charitable status, please use the following details or contact us for further information.

Charity name: Massey Shaw and Marine Vessels Preservation Limited
Charity number: 284970

You can use our name or charity number to search the gov.uk Charity Commission website. Further information on leaving a gift in your Will is also available on the Gov.uk website.