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Legacy giving

Once you have remembered the people you care about, leaving a legacy to the Corn Exchange could make a huge difference to our work.

Why leave a legacy to the Corn Exchange, Newbury?

Once you have remembered the people you care about, leaving a legacy to the Corn Exchange could make a huge difference to our work.

Leaving a legacy to the Corn Exchange will allow us to continue growing our extensive programme of work, whether that be our outdoor work, our projects for people living with dementia or those supporting young people to develop lifelong skills that will help them in all walks of future life.

Any gift, large or small, will help us to carry out all the important work we do and make Newbury and West Berkshire an exciting place to live and work.

Ways you can leave a gift

Whatever your age, an up to date, professionally written Will is incredibly important and is the only way to ensure that your wishes are carried out after your death. We recommend that you consult a specialist legal advisor before drafting a will or updating an existing one.

You can find a list of accredited Will and inheritance lawyers in your area on the Law Society website at Remember a Charity provides independent advice on leaving legacies to charities at You can also call the Citizens Advice Bureau on 03444 111 444 who can provide a list of solicitors in your area.

There are several different types of bequest or gift, but the main ones are:

A residuary gift – a share or the whole of whatever is left of your estate after all other payments and legacies have been made

A pecuniary gift – a gift of a fixed sum of money. The value of pecuniary legacies will decrease over time as the cost of living increases.

A specific gift - a particular named item such as a piece of jewellery, furniture or work of art.

As a registered charity, the Corn Exchange pays no tax on gifts we receive. If you make a gift to the Corn Exchange in your Will, the value will be deducted from your estate before inheritance tax is calculated, which means that you can support us and reduce your inheritance tax liability at the same time.

To leave a gift to the Corn Exchange in your Will, your professional adviser will need the following information:

Registered Charity Name: Corn Exchange (Newbury) Trust

Registered Charity No: 1080567

Registered Address: Corn Exchange, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD

Discussing your plans

A Will is very personal and we understand if you prefer to keep your intentions private. However, if you do wish to let us know about a legacy you have left us please complete the form below and we will be able to thank you personally and keep you informed about the impact your gift could have. Please be assured that any information you give us will be treated as confidential.

If you are considering leaving a legacy in your Will we would be happy to discuss your wishes and intentions. We can’t offer legal or financial advice but are happy to answer your questions about legacies in general.

Please contact the Development Office on 01635 582666 or email [email protected]

Thank you for considering leaving a gift to the Corn Exchange, Newbury