Leave a gift in your will: FAQs

Can you help me with suggested wording to leave a gift in my will?
Yes of course. To help you and your solicitor draft the wording for your legacy gift we have put together some will wording guides, one for leaving a gift to King’s College London and the other for leaving a gift to the School of Medical Education or the Dental Institute. You can download these guides below.

King's College London Will Wording Guide
School of Medical Education and Dental Institute Will Wording Guide

If your solicitor needs more specific information please ask them to contact our legacy team.

Can I add a gift to King's to my existing will?
Yes, if your will is already written and you want to alter it to make a gift to King’s, you can do so by adding a codicil. A codicil is an addition or supplement which is kept with, but not attached to, your will. This is a good way to add another gift or make minor changes to an existing will. Please seek the advice of your solicitor before entering into a codicil, and ensure any will or codicil you enter into is properly executed.

Do I need to let King's know about my intentions?
We understand that the decision to remember the university in your will is a personal one, and one that you may only wish to share with your nearest and dearest.

However, letting King’s know your thoughts is invaluable because it allows us to understand your wishes and ensure that they can be met. It also gives us the opportunity to recognise your decision and thank you in a way that you are comfortable with. If you prefer to remain anonymous, your wishes will always be respected.

Any information you share with us regarding your will or intentions is strictly private and confidential. 

How do I let King's know about my intentions for my legacy gift?
You can let us know about your intentions in several ways.  You can call, email or contact our legacy team by post.  Alternatively, you can complete our legacy gift form online and email it back to us, or you can print it and return it by post to the address below. 

King's College London legacy gift form
The Medical School or Dental Institute of  Guy's, King's College or St Thomas' Hospitals (GKT) legacy gift form

Please note: If your gift is to the School of Medical Education or the Dental Institute the beneficiary must be  'King's College London of Strand, London, WC2R 2LS'  for legal and tax purposes. If the gift is intended to benefit students or the teaching of medicine or dentistry, your wishes will of course be honoured by the university. 

Please return your forms to:
By email to: legacy-info@kcl.ac.uk

By post to:   
Legacy Team
Fundraising & Supporter Development
King's College London & King's Health Partners
Virginia Woolf Building
22 Kingsway
London WC2B 6LE

Please be assured that returning your Legacy Gift Form does not put you under any obligation and you are free to change your mind at any time. Any information you give to us regarding your will or intentions will be treated as strictly private and confidential. 

What information do I need to give my solicitor?
Solicitors often ask us on behalf of their clients for the university's full name and address, as well as King's College London's charity number.

King’s full name and address: King’s College London of Strand, London WC2R 2LS

Charity number: Please inform your solicitor that King’s College London has charitable status for all UK tax purposes and is an ‘exempt’ charity under Schedule 3 of the Charities Act 2011, consequently it does not have a Registered Charity Number.

The School of Medical Education and the Dental Institute at Guy’s, King’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals are two departments within King’s College London. Should you wish for your legacy gift to support the medical or dental schools, for legal and tax purposes your bequest must be directed to 'King's College London', however you can name a particular school or faculty as a beneficiary within King's.

Our will wording guides also contain all the information your solicitor should need.
King's College London Will Wording Guide
School of Medical Education and Dental Institute Will Wording Guide