Introducing our new Legacy campaign



This year for the first time we have produced a leaflet containing information on legacy giving, as a prelude to launching our legacy campaign.

Our leaflet can be downloaded here:Bridge Trust 210×99 Legacy leaflet 02.18_HIRES

Legacies are a gift you could leave in a Will for a charity or cause.

Legacies can provide a meaningful part of our overall charitable donations and the number of people leaving a gift in their Will is increasing each year. We therefore want to encourage as many of you as we can to consider leaving this type of gift to help us continue our work.

It is a sensitive subject to approach; making a Will is a private and can sometimes be an emotional task. It is not necessarily a subject you want to address or even to think about for some time.  We have therefore tried to approach the subject with care and respect.

The Estate is known as the total sum of. We know that the first priority when producing a Will is to provide for loved ones, but some of The Estate (the possessions, property and money you leave behind) left over after taking care of loved ones, could be left to a cause of personal significance.

Legacies are an invaluable source of income for small charities such as ourselves, allowing us to plan for the future. They also allow you to leave a lasting Legacy behind which keeps on changing lives even after you are gone.

A legacy to The Bridge Trust would help to transform the lives of people who are homeless. We provide good quality accommodation with crucial support for local people who are homeless, this costs £450,000 per year. A Legacy to The Bridge Trust would allow us to continue to provide this urgently needed service. It will allow us to continue to provide the homeless with somewhere safe and warm to live with the support they need to rebuild their lives.  To date we have provided a home to over 800 people and we hope to continue to do so.

Legacies are also exempt of inheritance tax which means that we receive 100% of the donation, further yet if 10% of the estate is left to charity then the inheritance tax payable on the remainder of your estate is reduced from 40% to 36% For more information about inheritance tax you can visit https://www.gov.uk/inheritance-tax

For more information about leaving a legacy to The Bridge Trust you can go to our Legacy page which includes a Q+A section: http://www.thebridgetrust.org.uk/support-us/leave-a-legacy