How you can support the Charity
On joining the Company, every Freeman is asked to promise that they will give an annual sum of at least £240 to the Charitable Trust, and if, as a Freeman or Liveryman, you are not already doing this, please do so. The best way to do this is to set up a regular donation, monthly or annually by standing order, and registered for Gift Aid, which enables the Charity
to claim back from HMRC the basic rate of tax on your donation and add this amount to its funds.
Another option is to leave a bequest in your will. Bequests are a very tax-effective form of giving and they reduce inheritance tax. Just one percent of your residual estate could prove very beneficial to the Charity and the recipients of its support. Of course, if you are not presently able to consider either of these options, we shall understand.
If you would like to know more about the work of the Charity, and especially if you would like to get involved, then do get in touch with the Clerk.