Any donation, or any percentage of a residuary estate, makes a very real difference to QEST.


This will be a true legacy in that it will enable the craft industry to continue its successful revitalisation in a world that is now returning to our desire for quality artifacts to pass on to successive generations. 

What types of gift can you leave?

There are many options for making a gift to QEST in your will, these are as follows:

  • A share of your estate – Known as a ‘residuary legacy’, it is a percentage (this could be 1% upwards) of what remains of your estate after all other gifts, expenses and liabilities have been paid. One of the advantages of this gift is that it will not be affected by inflation, as its value will change in line with the value of your estate. This means you’re less likely to need to amend it in the future.
  • A specific sum – Called a ‘pecuniary legacy’, a gift of a set amount. A pecuniary gift is generally the simplest form of legacy.
  • A specific item – Examples might be real property, investments, antiques or works of art. If you are thinking of making a specific legacy to the charity please do talk to us first to assure yourself that it is something we are able to accept.
  • A reversionary gift – This gift allows you to leave your estate to your loved ones while they are living, but after they pass away the share you intended for QEST will pass to us.

(This information is for guidance purposes only and is designed for UK residents; please contact your solicitor for specific advice about leaving a legacy.)

How to leave a gift

It is very straightforward to include a gift to QEST in your Will. All you have to do is give your solicitor our registered address:1 Buckingham Place, London, SW1E 6HR and our registered charity number: 1152032. That’s it. Your solicitor will do the rest.


What do I say in my Will if I want to leave QEST a gift in my Will?

If you are kindly considering leaving us a legacy then the wording below can be used in your Will. However, we always recommend that you take professional advice to ensure the legacy meets your personal circumstances.

Residuary gift

I give a ….% share of the residue of my estate to QEST to be used for its general charitable purposes and I declare that the receipt of their Treasurer or other proper officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge.

Cash gift

I give free of tax to  …………..Charity number ……… the sum of £         [words and figures] to be used for its general charitable purposes, and I declare that the receipt of their Treasurer or other proper officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge.


Your legacy will then live on through the sustaining of British cultural heritage

We cannot stress enough how much your generosity means to the charity. This will enable QEST to continue to make a massive impact on the lives of individual craftspeople and the UK craft sector as whole.

If you have any queries or would just like to speak to someone about a gift in your Will, please call our office on 0207 798 1539.