“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion. For God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Corinthians 9: 7)
We are so grateful for the many friends who support our ministry. However, you may not have considered how you could continue to be a blessing to Union even when your time on earth has been completed.
After having first made proper provision for their family in their will, believers have an opportunity to help those Christian causes that meant so much to them during their lives. Wise and godly leaders are vital for healthy church growth: with its high view of Scripture and the priority of preaching and prayer, Union provides the soundest possible training environment. Union receives only a small proportion of its income through gifts made in wills, but such bequests would enable us to continue the faithful preparation of growing leaders for growing churches.
How do you go about it?
In order to leave a legacy to Union, you need to make, or alter, your will. This is a legal process and therefore most people choose to use a solicitor or similar professional. We recommend that you seek professional advice in this process. If you wish to leave a legacy to Union, you will need to know our legal name and charity number, which is Union Foundation; registered charity number 517324. Here are two examples of wording that could be used in a will:
A residuary bequest
'I give my residuary estate to Union Foundation (Registered charity number 517324) at Bryntirion House, Bridgend, CF31 4DX for its general purposes and I declare that the receipt of the Bursar or other authorised officer will be a sufficient discharge to my executor(s).'
A pecuniary bequest
'I give to Union Foundation (Registered charity number 517324) at Bryntirion House, Bridgend, CF31 4DX the sum of £……… (free of taxes) for its general purposes and I declare that the receipt of the Bursar or other authorised officer will be a sufficient discharge to my executor(s).'
Thank you! As Christians, we are perhaps unnecessarily reluctant to speak of such things. Yet, it is surely right that we should thoughtfully dispose of what we cannot take with us in ways that bring most honour to God and his kingdom – especially when we consider the eternal glory that awaits all those whose hope is in Christ.