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Leaving a Legacy
A legacy is a valuable way to express your appreciation for the enjoyment and inspiration the Orchestra of St John's brings to audiences. Your donation will make a meaningful contribution to our work, ensuring OSJ's unique music-making will be able to continue for future generations.
Legacy giving is about recognising the lasting effect our Orchestra has on its audiences and committing to its continuation. Leaving a legacy to an organisation such as the Orchestra of St John's is fast becoming one of the most important ways in which the Arts are able to fund their work; £1.6 billion is given every year through legacies to charities throughout Britain.
As legacy giving is all about celebrating your enjoyment of our live music experience, we want to recognise your generosity. If you inform us that you have added the Orchestra of St John's to your Will, we can identify your pledge in the same way we acknowledge those in our Friends & Supporters schemes; Legacy Donors can be listed in our concert programmes and on our website should they wish and we will keep in touch with news updates and concert information.
We always welcome your feedback and value your contribution as we continue OSJ's work in the concert hall and beyond. It is also possible for your legacy to be left anonymously, but we would encourage you to inform us of your intention to donate so that you remain in our communication with our valued community of supporters.
There are two ways in which you can leave a legacy to the Orchestra of St John's:
| You may decide to leave a residuary legacy - once you have made all other bequests in your Will, all or part of what remains of your estate is left to the Orchestra
You can donate a pecuniary legacy - when writing your Will, you can allocate a fixed sum of money to be donated to the Orchestra
As the Orchestra of St John's is a registered charity (number 289106) your donation will be dealt with tax efficiently, as your bequest will not be liable for inheritance tax.
Legacy arrangements should be made through a solicitor with whom you have made your Will. If you decide you would like to include a legacy to the Orchestra of St John's in your existing Will without making an appointment with your solicitor, it is also possible to make a simple addition, or codicil if you so wish.
We would be delighted to explain ways in which to leave OSJ a legacy as well as provide you with details about the areas of the Orchestra's activity that would benefit from your gift . For more information please contact John Lubbock by post at Orchestra of St John's,
7 Warborough Road, Shillingford, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 7SA or by email at email@example.com .
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