Our first instinct is to make provision for our loved ones in our Will. Having done this you might then consider leaving a legacy to a charity such as Cheltenham Ladies’ College. Gifts can be for a specific sum or you might consider a percentage share of your estate. This can protect long term value where even a small percentage share can make a vital difference to your chosen charity.
Our recommendation is that you always seek the guidance of a solicitor, who will provide impartial legal advice and suggest the most efficient way of setting out your wishes. If you have already made your Will, then a Letter of Wishes or a Codicil mentioning CLC can be added without difficulty.
A legacy to College is free of Inheritance Tax which can sometimes be a consideration for long term planning. It has the added advantage of requiring no immediate financial outlay which can be important when there are so many competing demands on our finances.
Your solicitor may ask for confirmation of our charitable status and our Registered Charity number.
Cheltenham Ladies’ College is a Registered Charity, number 311722.
Registered Address: Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Bayshill Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 3EP
We are happy to chat through your ideas. Equally if your legal representative requires further information, please ask them to get in touch.
If you decide to leave a legacy to Cheltenham Ladies’ College, you can help us plan our future work by letting us know about your kind intentions now, and joining our Bellis Society. Any pledge you make is not legally binding and there is no need to tell us anything about the arrangements that you prefer to keep private. It is simply a statement of your current intention. To let us know about your pledge, please use the form below.