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Remember us in your will

Remember us in your will

Protect the future of Leeds Playhouse

By remembering our vital theatre in your Will you help ensure future generations receive as much pleasure from a visit to Leeds Playhouse as you do.

After you have taken care of your loved ones, please think of Leeds Playhouse – which is a registered charity (no. 255460) and gift future generations the magic of theatre.  Ensure that the Playhouse’s unique commitment to delivering the best performances alongside supporting developing artists is secured for the future.

Every contribution, large or small, is deeply appreciated and will make a fundamental difference to the future of Leeds Playhouse.

Your Gift Can Make A Difference

  • Where Your Gift Goes

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    Unrestricted bequests allow us to use your donation where the Playhouse needs support the most. However, it is also possible for you to specify how you would like the contribution to be used.

    For example you could consider leaving a Gift to support:

    – The Playhouse’s performances and productions

    – The Playhouse’s extensive Community Engagement Programme

    – The Playhouse’s Furnace programme to support emerging artists

  • How To Leave A Gift In Your Will

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    To remember the Leeds Playhouse in your Will, a short paragraph, or clause can be added when your Will is being prepared. If you want to add the Leeds Playhouse to your existing Will, your solicitor simply attaches a written instruction, called a codicil. This should be done by your solicitor as you may inadvertently invalidate your Will if you make the changes yourself.

    If you have not yet made a Will, it is advisable to make an appointment with a solicitor. Without one, you are not in control of what happens to your assets. If you do not have a solicitor, you could ask a family member or friend to suggest one.

    There are three main ways you may wish to consider a bequest to the Leeds Playhouse or you can leave a combination of the three.

    Residuary bequest A Gift made of what is left of your estate after all other Gifts have been handed out and debts paid off. To do this you may leave either the total of the residue or a percentage.

    Pecuniary bequest A Gift made of a fixed sum of money

    Specific bequest A particular named item left as a Gift in your Will. For example, a piece of jewellery, furniture or a painting.

  • Tax Benefits

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    Your solicitor can provide information about the positive effects of leaving a donation in

    your Will on the inheritance tax due on your estate.

    At present, all legacies to charities are free from inheritance tax and by leaving at least 10% of your estate to charity can reduce your overall inheritance tax bill from 40% to 36% (if your estate is taxable which depends on various circumstances).

    Visit hmrc.gov.uk/inheritancetax for details or speak to your solicitor.

    If you would like more information please contact your solicitor or for an informal chat please get in touch with Vici Nicholson, via the details below.

The Legacy Club

Leaving a Gift is an important personal decision and there is absolutely no obligation to tell us if you do decide to support our work. However should you wish to, we would be very happy to talk you through the options to ensure your Gift is used in a way that is most appropriate for you. We also want to make sure that you are properly thanked, and that your Gift is remembered for many years to come.

Please enquire about The Legacy Club which allows us to thank you for your commitment to making a bequest, please contact Vici Nicholson.

0113 213 7256 | vici.nicholson@leedsplayhouse.org.uk

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Major funders
Arts Council England Leeds City Council The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation
Principal Capital and Families Partner
Caddick Developments
Principal Capital and Access Partner
Irwin Mitchell Solicitors