If you have enjoyed a lifetime’s pleasure from music, you may like to consider making a gift in your Will to the Royal Philharmonic Society.

In making such a gift to the Royal Philharmonic Society, you can trust in its remarkable history. The Society was created in 1813 to give outstanding classical music a regular presence at the heart of London, as well as giving many musicians their livelihood. For over 200 years, it has continually put its funds to ensuring that classical music resounds at the heart of life, and that musicians are granted vital opportunities to overcome hurdles and fulfil their calling. Our range of awards, grants and commissions for outstanding young artists empower new generations who will go on to make fantastic music, inspiring many, for decades to come. Investing in them means investing in a long, prosperous future for classical music.

Your gift does not have to be large: even a small amount can make all the difference. Some people leave the RPS specific gifts of money, while others choose to leave us the residue of their estate once family and friends have been looked after.

If you decide you would like to include a legacy to the RPS in your Will, a simple addition or codicil can be added. We can offer advice on how to word your bequest so your intentions are honoured but always advise that you seek the specialist advice of a solicitor when creating or updating your Will. Making such provision to a registered charity like the Royal Philharmonic Society can bring tax benefits – a solicitor can tell you more about this.

Naturally, you do not need to tell us if you intend to make a gift of this nature to the RPS but sharing the news with us gives us the opportunity to acknowledge your gesture and ensure you enjoy a special association with the Society during your lifetime.

Thank you for taking the time to consider a gift like this.

You are warmly welcome to talk about it to James Murphy, our Chief Executive or Alison Pavier, our Development Consultant. Please call us on 020 7287 0019.

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