Play On: Leave a Legacy of Music
Become part of Birmingham’s everlasting musical story by leaving a Gift in your Will to support the future of music for generations to come.
After you’ve looked after your loved ones, consider remembering B:Music in your Will. You’ll impact millions of people, inspiring a love of live music through performance, participation and learning across Birmingham and beyond. We believe that music is essential to everyone and has the power to transform and change lives, to entertain and uplift, to create shared experiences and to educate – leaving a Gift in your Will makes this possible.
B:Assured: Our promise to you
- We value all Legacy Gifts left to B:Music
- Your information is always kept confidential
- We’ll use your Gift to make music accessible to all
- You can change your mind at any time about leaving a Legacy
B:Next and support the future generation of creatives, on and off-stage, from providing musical opportunities, working with local communities and supporting talent development.
How to leave a Gift in your Will
B:Music respectfully welcomes and accepts Residuary and Pecuniary Gifts.
Residuary Gift (a percentage of your estate)
Your estate is the total value of all your finances, possessions, and property. Once you have taken care of your loved ones, a share in the remainder of your estate can be an incredible Gift. Even just 1% can make an unbelievable difference.
How to include this in your Will:
I leave ____ (percent of the residue) of my estate to B: Music Ltd, the charity responsible for Symphony Hall and Town Hall, Symphony Hall, 8 Centenary Square, Birmingham, B12 EA (Registered Charity Number 1053937) absolutely.
Pecuniary Gift (a set sum)
Alternatively, once you have taken care of your loved ones, you can gift a fixed amount.
Suggested wording for your Will:
I give _______________________ pounds (£______________________) to B: Music Ltd, the charity responsible for Symphony Hall and Town Hall, Symphony Hall, 8 Centenary Square, Birmingham, B12 EA (Registered Charity Number 1053937) absolutely.
In either case, whether you wish to make a Residuary or Pecuniary Gift it may also be worth including wording along the lines of the following to make it clear whether you have any specific wishes in terms of how the Gift should be used and to confirm (for the benefit of the personal representatives named in your Will) to whom (within the charity) the Gift should be given:
- I request the Legatee but without imposing any binding trust or legal obligation to use the legacy for […] OR [its general charitable purposes].
- The receipt of the treasurer or other appropriate officer for the time being of the Legatee shall be a good discharge to my Executors.
The above are suggested wordings that will vary and depend on the context of your individual Will. B:Music strongly encourages you to work with a solicitor when writing, or amending your Will.
A gift of any size in your Will can make an incredible difference and donations gifted to registered charities are not subject to inheritance
Let Us Say 'Thank You'.
If you kindly decide to leave a Gift to B:Music in your Will, we would love to thank you, so please do let us know.
Our incredible Legators who have made a pledge to leave a Gift in their Will are invited to attend a backstage tour with B:Music’s CEO, meet once a year for an exclusive informal event, and receive a quarterly newsletter via email.
We completely understand that for many people, your Will is a very private matter therefore, if you wish to remain anonymous, we will respect your decision.
Let’s Talk, we’re here to help.
For more information, and for a confidential chat about leaving a Gift in your Will, please contact our Development Team at firstname.lastname@example.org