Yesterday marked the start of Remember a Charity in your Will Week – a week-long campaign with over 200 charities taking part – about how important legacy bequests are in contributing to the vital work undertaken by charities every day. It is a chance for us all to instigate discussions around legacy giving, and come together with our supporters to think about some of the world’s biggest questions, such as: How can we secure the future of jazz?
This year, Remember a Charity – the spearhead organisation behind the week’s events – have created the world’s first charity-powered search engine Human. Through the Human Search Engine visitors can search for answers to the big questions currently facing us today, find video answers uploaded by charities in response to these questions, and find out how you can help by leaving a gift in your will. Why not give it a go?
Click on the image below to find our Artistic Director Mark Armstrong answering one of our big questions for the Human Search Engine: How can we secure the future of jazz?
Why leave a gift in your Will to NYJO?
Whilst regular giving from generous individuals through our Friends and Chair Sponsors scheme is an essential income stream for us – particularly to be able to fund our ongoing day-to-day projects such as concerts, tours and education work all over the UK – legacy bequests are more future-looking. We hope that with more people leaving gifts in their Wills to NYJO, we can use this investment over time to make a real difference towards our core aim of ensuring every child has the opportunity to play jazz no matter where they grow up, thereby securing the future of jazz for generations to come.
Martin Hunt, NYJO Gold Friend and legacy pledger, says: “After a working life in education, and a life full of music, I could think of no better way to say ‘thank-you’ than a gift to NYJO in my will. NYJO’s work with young people is crucial in developing the musicians of the future, and secure sources of funding are vital to its continuing success.”
Our friend & Chair Sponsor, jazz musician Tim Garland, shares his views on just how important legacy bequests can be for the future of arts as a whole. Click the image below to find out the answer to: How can we ensure a sustainable future for the arts?
To find out more about how you can leave a gift in your will to NYJO, visit the legacy page of our website.