Leave the Gift of Music
Thank you for your interest in leaving a gift to the Ulster Youth Orchestra in your will. It’s only thanks to kind, compassionate people like you that we can continue the valuable work that we do. Naturally, when it comes to your will, we understand the needs of your family and friends always come first but if you do decide to leave a gift to the Ulster Youth Orchestra, no matter what size, it can make a dramatic difference to our talented young people here in Northern Ireland for years to come.
How do I leave a legacy?
Including a gift to The Ulster Youth Orchestra in a will is a straightforward, easy and cost-effective way to support our work. It simply involves adding a short paragraph (clause) to your will. We’d always suggest that you use a qualified solicitor to assist you with this.
Do you have any suggested wording I could use to leave a gift to The Ulster Youth Orchestra in my will?
“I give to The Ulster Youth Orchestra, of Cathedral Quarter Managed Workspace, 109-113 Royal Avenue, Belfast BT1 1FF Registered charity number NIC101104 (Northern Ireland), [______% of my estate] or [the sum of £___________ ], to be used for general charitable purposes absolutely and I declare that the receipt of the Treasurer or duly authorised officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge.”
Should I tell you that the Ulster Youth Orchestra is in my will?
Your will is a private document and it is completely up to you whether you wish to share the contents of it with anyone. If you do feel able to let us know you have written a gift in your will to us, we can thank you and also make sure we don’t ask you about this type of giving again.
How will my gift be used?
It depends if your legacy is restricted or unrestricted. If it is unrestricted then the clause “for general charitable purposes” will be sufficient. If you wish to restrict the use of your legacy you can request an Expression of wish or a Binding Obligation.
To ensure things go smoothly, it’s a good idea to include a part in your will which specifies that Executors can gift to another charity which closely reflects your wishes should the Ulster Youth Orchestra not be in operation when the legacy takes effect.