Could you leave a lasting legacy to Pant Memorial Hall?
For the past 100 years, people in Pant have been supporting Pant Memorial Institute. This is the charity that operates the Memorial Hall, located in the centre of the village.
The Memorial Hall is a real focus for the village and is well used by local people. Throughout its existence, the hall has been supported by thousands of local people. The hall has always been run entirely by unpaid volunteers. That includes the original trustees who set the Institute up in 1922, the generations of volunteer committee members who have managed the upkeep and rebuilding of the hall, and all who give their time to put on events.
If you live in the area, you may well have benefited from Pant Memorial Hall in one way or another. You may have been one of the many villagers who went there to the dances or the youth club. Perhaps you have held a family party or your children or grandchildren attend events there. We also provide an affordable venue for small businesses to hold their classes or events. In our relatively low-population area, businesses often cannot afford to hire professional venues.
The hall has always brought local people together, and we are keen to keep that community focus for the next generation. We would be really grateful if you would consider a legacy in your will that will benefit the hall for future generations.
What happens to donations and legacies?
The hall requires continual investment in its upkeep and maintenance. As the fabric of the building gets older, it will become increasingly likely that significant building work will be required. We have been successful in applications for grants to make many improvements. However some things will never be grant funded and we need to ensure that we can provide for those.
The hall’s committee always works hard to ensure that the charity’s finances are kept in good order. All expenditure is for the benefit of the hall and local people. Hence it is important that we have sufficient reserves of cash for any future need. Recurring bills include insurance, utilities, maintenance of the fire safety systems, electrical checks and many others.
The committee members all give their time freely – in fact as charity trustees, they cannot be paid for their work. Naturally we pay contractors such as cleaner, gardener, builders and so on. We try to support local business wherever we can.
How can I leave a legacy to the hall?
Helping us with a financial gift is much easier than you think, and provides peace of mind that the hall will continue to be a vibrant focus of the village.
If you already have a will, you might find it helpful to speak to your solicitor about adding a codicil to benefit Pant Memorial Institute. If you do not yet have a will, the suggested legal wording below will assist your solicitor to include a gift. There may also be tax benefits if you leave money to a charity – again, your solicitor will advise.
|Suggested wording for your solicitor|
We have provided wordings below for the different types of gift you can leave to Pant Memorial Institute. You can either leave a share of what’s left of your estate once you have provided for your loved ones (a residuary gift), or a fixed sum of money (a pecuniary gift)
Wording for a residuary gift: I give the residue of my estate to Pant Memorial Institute, Main Road, PANT, SY10 9QG (Registered Charity Number 240435) for its general charitable purposes. I further direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other proper officer of the said charity for the time being shall be a full and sufficient discharge for the said gift.
Wording for a pecuniary gift: I give the sum of £_____ to Pant Memorial Institute, Main Road, PANT, SY10 9QG (Registered Charity Number 240435) for its general charitable purposes. I further direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other proper officer of the said charity for the time being shall be a full and sufficient discharge for the said gift.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. And thank you.