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Leave a Legacy

Remember Royal Northern Sinfonia in your Will and leave your own musical legacy.

RNS is widely regarded as one of Europe’s most exciting orchestras – a truly local chamber orchestra with a global reputation. Generations of musicians, audiences and supporters have helped to nurture this extraordinary institution.

Safeguarding the future of Royal Northern Sinfonia

Gifts in Wills safeguard the future of Royal Northern Sinfonia and ensure people of all ages can continue to experience exceptional classical music, made right here, in the North East.

By including a gift to RNS in your Will, you can leave a lasting impact and help make incredible musical moments possible for years to come.

No matter the size of your bequest, we are truly grateful. Every gift helps RNS to:

  • Strengthen the orchestra’s profile regionally, nationally and internationally
  • Engage and reach new audiences of all ages at home and further afield
  • Work with brilliant artists and nurture the next generation of talented musicians
  • Fly the flag for the North
  • Bring the joy of exceptional classical music to people across our local communities

How to leave a Legacy

Whether you are making or updating your Will, it can be quick, simple and not as costly as you might think.

We strongly recommend you speak to a solicitor about legacy giving. We’ve compiled a handy list of the information you’ll need to give a solicitor and answers to some frequently asked questions about legacy giving and gifts in Wills.

If you would like more information about leaving a gift to RNS in your Will, ore would like a list of specialist solicitors in your area, please contact Natalie Heath, Development Manager at Sage Gateshead on 0191 443 5038 or by email to natalie.heath@sagegateshead.com for a private conversation.

Useful Information

What information do I need in order to include Sage Gateshead in my Will?

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If you would like to leave a gift in your Will to our charity, the key information you’ll need is our registered charity name, address and charity number. These details are:Add Column

Charity Name: North Music Trust
Address: Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead, NE8 2JR
Charity Number: 10774933

I don’t yet have a Will. How do I get one?

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Writing or updating a Will is usually a simple process. It often takes just a few minutes to do and isn’t as expensive as you might think.

How can I update/change my Will?

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A solicitor can help you to add a special form, called a codicil, to your existing Will. Making changes yourself without seeking legal advice could make your existing Will invalid.

Are there implications for Inheritance Tax?

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Including a gift to charity in your Will can help to minimise inheritance tax liabilities. There is information on Inheritance Tax on the Government’s website. You should also see advice from a suitably qualified lawyer.

Can I specify which aspect of the charity’s work my gift should go to?

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Leaving an unrestricted gift in your Will allows North Music Trust to use your donation wherever the need is greatest.

However, if you feel strongly about leaving a gift in your Will to a particular area/activity of our work, then please do get in touch to discuss this. Any restriction should be clearly set out in the wording of your Will to ensure your wishes are met.

What should I do now?

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If you would like a list of local solicitors who can help you to prepare or amend your Will, do please contact Natalie Heath, Development Manager at Sage Gateshead on 0191 443 5038 or by email on natalie.heath@sagegateshead.com

Thanking you

Whether you have made a gift to us in your Will or are considering doing so, we’d love to hear from you.

We’d really like to thank you and keep you connected to the wonderful musicians of Royal Northern Sinfonia, and share details with you about the depth and breadth of their fantastic work. You can of course keep this to yourself; we hope you know how grateful we are.