Gatwick Aviation Museum Legacy Donations

Create your
Legacy with Us

inspire future generations

Gifts left in Wills means more than just safeguarding history, they touch peoples lives and their futures.

There are many ways you can support the Charity, with options available to suit everyone's wishes.

There are several benefits, from creating your own legacy, to more practical things like tax relief.

We can help you to add GAMC to your Will easily, and can even help you write your Will, if you don't have one.

 There is a lot to consider, which is why we have created a handy FAQs page, help.

What Leaving a Gift
in your Will means to Us

Enriches our Collections

Gifts enable us to acquire significant artefacts and engineering objects, from  British aviation history.

Enhances knowledge

Allows visitors to attain a better understanding of our collections by funding,  curatorial exhibitions and engineering projects.

Preserves our Collections

Assists the Museum in developing our site, to ensure that we can continue to be enjoyed for centuries to come.

Delivers world-class

Supports various exhibitions that inspire learning, provoke emotion, spark debate and reveal original historic stories.

Develops Resources

From displays to our technical Library, visitors can further explore, study and enjoy our growing collections in more depth.

Connecting our Community

Creating the landscape for specialised learning programmes, that provide families & children the opportunity to learn with us.

Inspiring Generations

Helping connect & encourage future aviators, engineers, thinkers, innovators and dreamers long into the future.

Keep our doors Open

For families, young people, enthusiasts and students, to enjoy the Gatwick Aviation Museum forever.

 

Connecting our Community

Creating the landscape for specialised learning programmes, that provide families & children the opportunity to learn with us.

Develops Resources

From displays to our technical Library, visitors can further explore, study and enjoy our growing collections in more depth.

Keep our doors Open

For families, young people, enthusiasts and students, to enjoy the Gatwick Aviation Museum forever.

Inspiring Generations

Helping connect & encourage future aviators, engineers, thinkers, innovators and dreamers long into the future.

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Dr Rob Hunter

Chairman

The Museum means many things to many people. Visitors come to be inspired, discover history, to feel joy and to learn. It is a worth-while institution, but we need your help to protect it. The world around us is changing fast and although we cannot predict the future, one thing is certain: we need to act today to protect the Museum for generations to come. There has never been a more important time in our history to ask our supporters to remember GAMC in their Wills. Every single donation makes a difference and helps to safeguard this magnificent Museum for visitors to enjoy long into the future.

 
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Residuary Gifts

A gift of all or part of the value of your estate, once all your other commitments have been settled. This is the most flexible way of supporting GAMC, as the value of your gift will adjust with the value of your estate.

Pecuniary Gifts

A gift of a specific sum of money you have in mind to donate (e.g. £1,000). You may decide to further protect this gift against the on-going effects of inflation and ask your incumbent solicitor to perhaps ensure that it is index linked.

Specific Gifts

A specific gift (an object) left to GAMC in your Will,  must first be discussed with a member of our Legacy team first, so that our curators can advise, whether we will be in a position to be able to accept your kind gift.

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Your options
when leaving a Gift

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Funeral Collections

Often chosen as a way of celebrating a loved ones life on the day of the funeral. We can send you special funeral donation envelopes. and when all donations have been received, we'll let you know how much has been raised in memory of your loved one.

In Memory Fundraiser

Many people decide to take on a sponsored run, walk or challenge event and raise money with friends and family. If you have a specific event you want to organise, you can put on your own fundraiser with our help.

Memorial Fund

Open a Memorial Fund in memory of a special person and raise money to support our education projects, setting up a page is simple, please click here to find out more and get started. Set up a Memorial Page

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Join us

We are always on the look out for new talent and experience, to join us here at the Gatwick Aviation Museum. Whether as a permanent member of staff, trustee, volunteer or intern - we want to here from you.

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Our Pledge

We pledge that every donation will be put to responsible use wherever the need is greatest, whether that is caring for our permanent collection, supporting the curator or an exhibition, conserving a precious object.

 
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It's Simple

Writing a Will doesn’t have to be daunting, expensive or time-consuming. You can  find a qualified solicitor in your local area for free via the Law Society website.

Gift in Memory

Making a donation in memory of a loved one can be a particularly meaningful way to honour their life, and is as easy as, donating to us instead of giving flowers.

Gift in Celebration

Donate to celebrate a special moment in a friend or loved one’s life such as a birthday, wedding or anniversary, however you donate - it matters!

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Legacy Benefits
for you and your loved ones

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Loved Ones

Above all else, by writing a Will, you can be confident that your family, friends and loved ones are provided for in the futuree, as well as your preferred charities.

Tax Relief

Gifts that are made to charities through Wills, are exempt from inheritance tax. This means when leaving a gift to GAMC, may actually help you to reduce your tax liability.

Inheritance Tax

By leaving 10% or more of the net value of your estate to charity in your Will, you will qualify for a 4% reduction in inheritance tax, paying 36% rather than 40%.

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How to Leave a Legacy

Simple advice & support

To make it easy and affordable, we have partnered with Charity Will specialist The Goodwill Partnership,

 

We can now help you to write a Will easily and can even offer a discounted price, when you remember us in your Will.

 

over the phone, or from the comfort of your home. Free home visits are conducted by a trained professional who will then pass your instructions to a qualified solicitor to write your Will. 

 

If you would prefer to find your own solicitor, don't forget to visit the Remember A Charity website to find a solicitor in your local area, who will advise you on leaving gifts to charities when making a Will.

To find out more about the Goodwill Partnership and for more general information on leaving a legacy, check out our handy Legacy FAQs.

Special Thanks

to our legacy supporters

If you have already remembered Gatwick Aviation Museum in your Will, thank you! We are extremely grateful for every gift that we receive.

 

We would like to have the opportunity to thank you personally and keep you up to date with all the activities going on at GAMC. If you are happy to let us know your intentions, we’d be delighted to send you the GAMC Newsletter and occasional invitations to events at the Museum.

Simply contact us below and we will do the rest!

Amending an Existing Will

If you would like to amend your Will to include Gatwick Aviation Museum, you can download our codicil online free, to be then stored with the original will to which it relates.

A codicil is a legally valid addition to a will and can be used to make specific changes or amendments, such as replacing an executor or including a new gift, while leaving the remaining instructions untouched. You can find out more about codicils, in our Legacy FAQs

Writing a New Will

Gatwick Aviation Museum has partnered with Will specialist firm The Goodwill Partnership.

 

Write a Will over the phone, or from the comfort of your home. Free home visits are conducted by a trained professional who will then pass your instructions to a qualified solicitor to write your Will.  

If you would prefer to find your own solicitor, don't forget to visit the Remember A Charity website to find a solicitor in your local area.

GAMC supporters will get a discounted price for a single Will is £108 + VAT.

 

To find out more call 0844 669 6148 and mention the Gatwick Aviation Museum, or book an appointment online.

Keeping it Simple

You can arrange a new Will over the phone.

You can arrange a new Will, from the comfort of your home.

A trained counsellor will take instructions at a time convenient to you, whether daytime, evenings or weekends.