A lasting legacy – leaving a gift to The Bar Convent Living Heritage Project in your Will.
With no regular funding from central or local government, The Bar Convent relies on generating its own income, including donations, to safeguard this unique historic building and collections, and continue its programme of work.
A gift in your Will is a wonderful way to support the work of The Bar Convent. All legacies, however large or small, make a vital contribution.
If you would like to discuss a legacy to The Bar Convent in complete confidence, please contact: Sister Frances Orchard - firstname.lastname@example.org.
'The 400 year history of the convent's religious order is one of struggles and persecution, but it also shines with resilience.'
Gifts in Memory
A gift in memory can be a very special way to commemorate the life of a friend or loved one and provide a lasting legacy. In memory gifts can be arranged through funeral directors or direct to The Bar Convent. All donations are gratefully received and acknowledged.
Types of Legacy
There are three main types of legacies.
A Residuary Legacy: (a percentage of your estate)
A Pecuniary Legacy: (a fixed sum of money)
A Specific Legacy: (an item such as a painting)
Contact: Sister Frances Orchard - email@example.com.
Legacies to charities avoid inheritance tax:
New rules now in force reduce the rate of inheritance tax on the rest of the estate where
For more information on leaving a legacy and to see how the changes to Inheritance Tax have made it more attractive to support charities through legacy giving, please visit the Legacy10 website www.legacy10.com.
A Will is very personal and we advise you to seek professional advice when drafting a
If you have an existing Will, you may want to ask your solicitor to add a Codicil to include a legacy to The Bar Convent. This document lets you make minor changes without the need for drafting a new Will.
For a residuary legacy:
"I GIVE the whole (or a share: eg one half; one third) of the residue of my estate to The
For a pecuniary legacy:
"I GIVE the sum of [AMOUNT IN WORDS] (£) to The Bar Convent, 17 Blossom Street,
For a specific purpose:
It is most helpful for the charity if gifts are made unconditionally. This enables us to use
" …and I express the wish (but without imposing any trust to this effect) that the
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