Leave a Legacy
LEAVE A GIFT IN YOUR WILL
Have you considered remembering OperaUpClose in your Will to help future generations love what you love today? Your gift could introduce generations of new audiences to opera across the country, develop the careers of hundreds of performers and industry professionals, enable children to participate in learning and participation projects and so much more!
HOW IT WORKS
The Angel Opera Circle is a group of individuals who have pledged a legacy to OperaUpClose’s future. Its members are invited to an annual event, which gives insight into various aspects of OperaUpClose’s today and tomorrow, and demonstrates how Legacy Giving contributes to our ongoing work.
HOW TO LEAVE A LEGACY
There are several types of legacies that you may wish to consider. Gifts can be a specified sum of money, a proportion of your residuary estate or an item or asset. Your solicitor can advise you on the different ways in which your assets can be distributed and ensure your intentions are expressed in the correct legal terms.
Amending an existing Will is straightforward: a codicil is added to reflect the change in your wishes. Your solicitor can advise you on the correct way in which to do this, to ensure that the amendment is legally valid. You can download a codicil here. Here are some guidelines on words to include in your Will, but we recommend discussing a bequest with a qualified professional such as a Will writer or solicitor:
I give the sum of (amount in figures or words) to UpClose Productions London, 221 The Pill Box, London, E2 6GG (Registered Charity No. 1153307) for its general charitable purposes. I further direct that the receipt of the treasurer or other authorised officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my executors.
You can also always contact us here at OperaUpClose on 020 3176 7823 for a confidential conversation.
PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE LEAVING A LEGACY
By telling us you have pledged a legacy we can keep you informed about our work and welcome you to our Angel Opera Circle.
To notify us please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 3176 7823.
Bequests to a charity can be an effective way to reduce the total amount of tax liable on your estate – you can find out more here.