You can support the future work of the RCOG to improve women’s health care across the world through a gift in your will. Every gift, large or small, helps to enable us to meet our aims and objectives both in setting standards and advancing the clinical practice of obstetrics and gynaecology and in advocating for improvements in women’s health care.
To register your interest in leaving a gift, please click Regsiter Now to give us a few detauls, and someone will be in touch.
How can my legacy gift make a difference
You can leave us a legacy gift for the overall benefit of the College allowing us to channel resources to areas of greatest need when required. Or you may want to leave your gift to an area of work such as global health, clinical audit or education. This enables us to have some flexibility while still meeting your wishes.
You may feel that you want to leave your gift to a specific activity such as:
- A Fellowship or award
- Supporting global health work
- Audit and clinical informatics
- Lindsay Stewart Centre for Audit and Clinical Informatics
The Centre was established in September 2014 in memory of Lindsay Stewart, who left a generous gift to support the College’s research and development activities. The Centre’s programme of work is project-based and includes a number of partnerships and collaborations with other institutions. Projects undertaken includes Each Baby Counts, Clinical Indicators project and Third and Fourth Degree Tears project.
Types of legacies
There are several different types of legacy gifts, the most common are:
- Residual legacy: A gift of all or part of the remainder of your estate after all other legacy gifts and debts have been met
- Pecuniary legacy: A gift of a stated sum of money
- Specific legacy: A gift of a particular item such as property or an item of value
- Revisionary legacy: A legacy gift in two stages. Firstly left to a beneficiary to use an asset in their lifetime and then, after death, the asset is passed on to a subsequent beneficiary
- Donations in memory: You may wish to leave a request that any donations in your memory are directed to the RCOG
Why create a will?
Without a will your estate may not pass entirely to your next of kin or spouse, it will be divided by law which may not be according to your wishes.
It is also vital to review your will regularly to ensure that it reflects your current situation and wishes.