A gift of a lifetime
Be a part of Ashburnham Place for future generations with a gift in your will
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Learn how you can leave a legacy gift
For many of you
Regular and sacrificial giving to the work of Ashburnham Christian Trust (ACT) has been a long-standing and faithful part of your love and support of the Trust’s vision to extend the Kingdom of God.
By leaving a legacy you will be able to support ACT and its vision long after you have gone to be with the Lord.
How We Have Used Legacies and Major Gifts in the Past?
Welcome to “The Link”
A New Meeting Space
Refreshing the Prayer Space
Patmos Lodge Makeover
Conservatory Dining Room
How Will We Use Legacies and Major Gifts in the future?
The Solar Treatment
Improving Tent Hill Bathrooms
Building an Outdoor Kitchen
Fixing the Orangery Roof
Download the legacy booklet
If you wish to read the legacy booklet offline, you can download it as a PDF by clicking the button below. Alternatively, if you’d like a physical copy of the booklet delivered by post, you can request one by filling out the form below.
If you have any queries or are interested in leaving a legacy, please get in touch with us or fill out our form below.
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Thank you for taking the time to read this. If something you have read strikes a chord in your heart – do pray about it and explore whether God is speaking to you about leaving a legacy to Ashburnham Christian Trust. If after praying you feel that this is right, talk to a solicitor about making a will or changing your existing will to include a legacy to ACT.
If you have already included a legacy to Ashburnham Christian Trust in your will – thank you. In any event, we are grateful to you for your continuing support for the work of ACT and pray that God will continue to bless you in the days and years to come.
If you would like to discuss this first with our General Directors, Paul and Andy, they would be happy to talk to you in confidence and help you with the next step.
Do you have any questions?
If you have questions about leaving a legacy check our FAQs below
Frequently asked questions
We are always happy to help you with any queries you may have. If you’d like to get in touch, please contact us via one of the methods below.
Open Tuesday – Sunday
Ashburnham Christian Trust
Our charity number is Charity No.: 212755
Our address is Ashburnham Christian Trust
Legacies designated for individuals could be liable for inheritance tax, contingent on their circumstances. Presently, inheritance tax is assessed at a rate of 40%. However, legacies bequeathed to a registered charity are entirely exempt from inheritance tax. This means that no inheritance tax will apply if you possess a high-value estate and allocate the entire estate to a charity. Moreover, many individuals are unaware that leaving 10% of their estate to a registered charity can reduce the inheritance tax rate from 40% to 36%. This reduction can significantly benefit individuals named as beneficiaries in your will.
We recommend you seek legal advice about whether your intended legacy might be subject to inheritance tax.
A legacy doesn’t necessarily have to be in the form of a monetary gift. For instance, it can be a physical asset like property.
We know an example of a kind-hearted individual who donated his house to his charity. After his passing, the church was able to utilise the property to provide housing for families in need.
You are free to designate multiple legacies in your will. We recommend starting by deciding how much you’d like to give and to whom. There’s no restriction on the number of legacies you can create, and you can allocate different sums to various individuals or organisations.
If you wish to leave several charitable legacies but are uncertain about specific beneficiaries, you can establish a Trust where you allocate a sum of money or a property. Your appointed Trustees will then distribute these assets according to your wishes. You can also provide your Trustees with a letter of wishes outlining your preferred recipients and the respective amounts they should receive. The beauty of this approach is that you can update this letter over the years as needed without having to amend your will.
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