Receiving no funds from any public or national bodies, WCS relies heavily on income from membership subscriptions and ticket sales for its promoted concerts, as well as its Friends scheme.
Some of our supporters may feel they would prefer not to join our Friends scheme but would still like to assist the choir with its objectives and programme of events by making one or more donations, one-off or regular, to WCS. This would be very welcome and we would be very grateful to you.
If you would like to discuss this further then please contact either the Chairman or Treasurer. Non-conditional donations, where appropriate usage of the monies is decided by the choir, may also be eligible for Gift Aid tax relief for both the donor and WCS. Further details of this can be found on our Gift Aid
If you would like to make a donation for a specific purpose then please have a look at our page on sponsorship
opportunities first as this may assist you in assessing your options.
If you have enjoyed your
association with the choir, and once you have taken care of your friends and
family, please consider leaving a gift to WCS.
A legacy can make a real
difference to the concerts we can perform and the audiences we reach. Why, how and how much you may wish to leave
to the choir is entirely up to you.
A legacy could be left for
a specific purpose or to provide WCS with a source of capital funds from which
it can draw for particular projects that it identifies at a later date. Examples of specific purposes could be:
- Endowing the post of Musical Director
- Sponsoring a concert in memory of someone
- Commissioning new choral music
As WCS is a registered
charity (No. 263150) for tax purposes, there are potential tax benefits
available to donors who choose to leave a bequest to the choir. You would, though, be advised to discuss it
with your family and seek professional advice from you solicitor and tax
Types of Bequest
There are several types of bequests and choosing the right one is important. The information below is simplified and purely for guidance. In all cases you should discuss the appropriate type of bequest with your solicitor and family so your intentions are matched with the correct wording in your Will.
This is when you define a fixed and defined sum of money in your Will to be given to WCS.
This is when you desire that part or all of your remaining estate, after the distribution of all other gifts, will be given to WCS.
This ensures that your dependents enjoy the benefits and/or assets left to them during the remainder of their lifetimes but that, on their death, part or all of the remaining benefits revert to the choir.
Specific or Non-money Bequest
A bequest may also be left in the form of shares, property, valuables and works of art which may be either kept or sold to provide funds to be used by are needed most.
If you are considering leaving a bequest and would like to discuss it further with us then please contact either the Chairman or Treasurer. You can also write to the Treasurer, John Bright, at:
Wimbledon Choral Society
9 Woodspring Road
London SW19 6PL