Leaving a legacy

writing-on-paperAs a charity, we depend on legacies and donations to help us continue our vital work. Leaving us a gift in your Will means that we can continue to preserve Bohemian and Moravian historic treasures. There is still so much to be done in the preservation of architectural heritage in the Czech Republic.

Your gift would mean so much to us and you can rest assured that we will never spend a penny of our legacy on administration. You can even choose a specific project or area you would like to support. For a list of our current projects please click here.

There are so many wonderful historic places in the Czech Republic. They belong to everyone and we can all take pride in them. We want to help to protect these unique places so that today’s and future generations and enjoy and appreciate them.

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SUPPORTING OUR WORK WITH A LEGACY

A gift in your Will is a fantastic way to support The Friends’ work, which costs nothing during your lifetime and could also save you money on tax.

Legacies are hugely important to us. They will go towards vital projects to conserve, restore and interpret some of the most significant buildings, gardens and parks in the Czech Republic, which would otherwise fallen to gradual neglect or destruction.

Leaving a gift to the Friends in your Will is an opportunity to leave a lasting legacy for future generations. Your gift will insure that irreplaceable pieces of art and architecture are there to be enjoyed in the years to come.


HOW TO LEAVE A LEGACY

Your guide on how to leave a legacy to The Friends and what to consider when making and updating your Will can be found here. Legacies to The Friends are directed to The Friends of Czech Heritage (registered charity number 1127919). Please make sure you include the full name and charity number in your Will. Our bank details are available here.

All donations and legacies will help to support and enhance Bohemian and Moravian art and architecture. A gift in your will to The Friends will be a charitable legacy and therefore exempt from inheritance tax. Furthermore, due to changes in the tax legislation, if your charitable gift exceeds 10% of the Estate, your inheritance tax rate will be reduced by 10%, resulting in more funds beings available.

Thanks to a generous legacy left by one of our supporters, The Friends have been instrumental in restoring the banqueting hall in Uherčice château. The hall has already been in use for musical events in recent years, but our grant will make the ceiling stable and will install power and lighting, enabling concerts to be held here regularly. The video below shows how the space has been used and speakers include the soprano Pavlína Senić, and the former Speaker of the Czech Parliament Miroslava Němcová.

 

 


MORE INFORMATION

If you would like to discuss leaving a legacy to The Friends in more detail please call 0207 3815181. You can also email Milena Currall at or write to her at Flat 15, Twynholm Mansions, Lillie Road, London SW6 7NX.


THANK YOU

Thank you for your interest in our work and for considering a gift to The Friends. We appreciate this gesture and we are very grateful.