Thank you for thinking of NYO in your will. Your kind gift will ensure that the musicians of the future will be able to access the training, experience and opportunities that they need. What better way to celebrate your love of music than to support the NYO of the future?
It is never too early to start writing your will. You
can amend it at any time. We recommend using
a will-writing professional such as a solicitor or
someone from your bank. It’s not a particularly
difficult or expensive process and could save a
lot of time and expense later. In particular, if you
draw up your own will there’s no guarantee it will be
legally valid and your wishes may not be honoured.
A good place to start is by contacting the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP), The Law Society (for England and Wales), The Law Society of
Scotland or The Law Society of Northern Ireland.
They will supply you with people who can help in
When talking to a law professional you may wish to
have made a note of your assets, for example the value of your property.
WORDING FOR A PECUNIARY LEGACY:
“I give, devise and bequeath to the National Youth
Orchestra of Great Britain, 10 Great Turnstile, London, WC1V 7JU, registered charity
number 290598, the sum of £XX (XX pounds)
for its general charitable purpose and I declare
that the receipt of the Secretary or other proper
officer shall be a good and sufficient discharge
WORDING FOR A RESIDUARY BEQUEST:
“Subject as aforesaid I give, devise and bequeath
to the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain,
10 Great Turnstile, London, WC1V 7JU, registered charity number 290598 the whole
[or a _____share (e.g. one quarter or 25%)] of my
residuary estate for its general charitable purpose
and I declare that the receipt of the Secretary or
other proper officer shall be a good and sufficient
If you are pledging a legacy to NYO please let us know. If you would like to discuss any of these matters in confidence please contact Nicolette Shaw, Development Director.