General purpose gifts and legacies are always welcome, as the requirements of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway vary from year to year. Example wording for general purposes:


Pecuniary


I give free of tax to the North York Moors Historical Railway Trust Limited. (Registered Charity No. 501388) of Pickering Station, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7AJ the sum of £.......... for the general purposes of the NYMR and I declare that the receipt of their Treasurer or other proper officer shall be full and sufficient discharge.

Residue


Subject to the payment of my debts and testamentary expenses I give the whole of my estate not otherwise disposed of by this Will to the North York Moors Historical Railway Trust Limited.
(Registered Charity No. 501388) of Pickering Station, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7AJ, for the general purposes of the NYMR and I declare that the receipt of their Treasurer or other proper officer shall be full and sufficient discharge.


Lifetime Gifts

Some people like to make charitable gifts during their lifetime so that they can see the effect of their donations. The NYMR is continually developing and improving the Railway and always has a number of specific projects in progress at any one time. The Trust welcomes gifts for specific projects and our Treasurer will always be happy to discuss particular requirements with donors and their advisers.

There are a number of tax efficient ways of enhancing a donation, such as Gift Aid, details of which are available from the NYMR offices on request.


Amending your will by Codicil 

If you have already made a Will, but would like to add a new bequest to the NYMR it is possible to amend your current Will without making a new one. This can be achieved by making a Codicil.

Example wording for a Codicil:
I...........................................of..................................... declare this to be a first/second †† codicil to my Will dated.................................

In addition to any legacies given by my said Will, I give to the North York Moors Historical Railway Trust Limited. (Registered Charity No. 501388) of Pickering Station, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7AJ the sum of £................ (or specific item(s) to be given) to be used for its general charitable purposes and I declare that the receipt of their Treasurer or other proper officer shall be full and sufficient discharge.

In all other respects I confirm my said Will and any other codicils thereto.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this .............. day of 20.................

Signed by the said ..............................................................................as a codicil to his/her last Will in the presence of us who at his/her request in his/her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses 

†† Insert number as appropriate

Signature of Witness:
Name: 
Address:
Signature of Witness:
Name: 
Address: 


Commemoration 

The Railway will be happy to consider providing a suitably worded plaque to mark the commemorative gift or bequest. Such plaques can be displayed in a suitable location with the agreement of the North York Moors Historical Railway Ltd. (“The Trust”).

Example wording for requesting a commemorative plaque: “I give free of tax to the North York Moors Historical Railway Trust Limited. (Registered Charity No. 501388) of Pickering Station, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7AJ the sum of £.......... and I declare that the receipt of their Treasurer or other proper officer shall be full and sufficient discharge. It is my wish but without creating a binding trust that the NYMR provide a plaque of some or other suitable commemoration to mark this bequest and I authorise my executors to pay the cost of such commemoration from my estate.”


Bequests of a specific item or collection 

There are occasions when donors wish to contribute specific items or a collection and these are particularly welcomed by the Trust.

Example wording in the respect of a specific item:I give free of tax to the North York Moors Historical Railway Trust Limited. (Registered Charity No. 501388) of Pickering Station, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7AJ, the ..............................................** and I declare that the receipt of their Treasurer or other proper officer shall be full and sufficient discharge.

In such instances there may be a cost involved in transporting the item(s) in question to Pickering or Grosmont, especially where items of rolling stock are concerned and it is suggested that provision may be made for such eventuality with the following additional wording: “and I authorise my executors to pay the expenses of transporting the said .............................................** to Pickering/Grosmont* Station from my estate”

**Insert specific item(s) *delete as appropriate


If you are considering leaving an item of rolling stock to the Trust, the NYMR would particularly welcome some prenotification in order that we may discuss such factors as the movement of the item to the Railway and any other wishes you may have.