Leaving a gift in your will is amazing. Being a small charity we know how such gifts can transform lives in years to come. Your legacy can be as small or as large as you like – any donation is hugely appreciated!

Giving a legacy to The St Gregory’s Foundation is a simple and tax efficient way of making a difference.  As a registered charity, we do not pay tax on your gift, and leaving a legacy to us may benefit your estate by reducing the amount liable for inheritance tax.

How your legacy can help

Your gift can bring life-changing support. We have been extremely fortunate to receive three legacies in recent years from supporters like you.  We are very grateful to Helen Dixon, whose generous legacy helped our partner charity in Tbilisi to buy a permanent home for young disadvantaged people and the street children they work with.

Thanks to our passionate supporter Alexandra Benckendorff’s legacy, we were able to open a Training Centre for disabled teenagers in St Petersburg – the first of its kind in that city – to give them a life-changing chance to become independent and learn vocational skills.

John Croston’s legacy continues to look after very poor children in Kondopoga, a place he enjoyed visiting on several occasions.

Such gifts are vital for our work. However, a legacy is not only a material gift but also a chance to say who you are and what you believe in. It is a very special way to leave your mark by helping a disadvantaged child or a teenager in Russia and Georgia succeed in life and have a much brighter future in many years to come.

Our promise to you

Making a will is one of the most important decisions you will ever make.

At St Gregory’s we understand and respect that your decisions about your will are private, personal and made after careful consideration.  We also understand that providing for your family and loved ones comes first.

Being a small charity we use our donations sensitively and carefully. We keep our administrative costs as low as possible so that your gift will provide the greatest impact possible for the children and families with whom we work.

How to leave a legacy to St Gregory’s

  • It’s really straightforward to include a gift to The St Gregory’s Foundation in your will. All you have to do is give your solicitor our registered address and our charity number: The St Gregory’s Foundation, 8 Biddulph Road, London, W91JB. Our registered charity number is 1002469. That’s it. Your solicitor will do the rest, so it really couldn’t be easier.
  • If you want to leave a gift to St Gregory’s but have already made a Will, it’s not a problem. There are a couple of simple ways you can change it:
  1. The first and probably the simplest way is to write a new will. Once written, it makes any wills you made in the past void. You can write a new will with a solicitor or professional advisor in your area – you can find them by simply searching by your post code.
  2. Your existing will may be amended by simply adding a codicil. A codicil is a document used to make any additions or amendments to an existing will. If you ever want to cancel a will which contains a codicil, the codicil is not cancelled automatically – to avoid any problems, make sure that any new will clearly states that you are revoking all wills and codicils previously made.
  • We are unable to recommend a solicitor. However we can help you with useful links and more information if you request our legacy pack.

Contact us

If you consider including St Gregory’s Foundation in your will, we would encourage you to let us know, so that we can thank you and make sure that you are kept informed about our work.

If you need further information or wish to receive a legacy pack please contact Julia Ashmore on 0203 372 4992 or email her.

Useful links:

To find a solicitor or a professional advisor

Practical guidance on how to write a will

To calculate your charitable gift