leave a legacy

Be the Lifeline Beyond Your Lifetime

Leaving a legacy to Camp Simcha is a wonderful way of ensuring that Jewish children will not have to suffer serious or life-threatening illnesses alone

Your legacy will enable us to continue our work bringing practical, emotional and therapeutic support to families in this situation, making a difference at the most difficult of times. Every legacy is valuable to us whatever the size whether it’s £50 or £500,000.

Can a legacy be tax-efficient?
Yes. A charitable gift in your Will can be deducted from the value of your estate prior to its assessment for inheritance tax purposes.

How can I leave a gift to Camp Simcha?
You can leave either a share of your estate, a specific sum or a gift of shares, property or other valuable items to Camp Simcha. If you decide to leave a legacy there are four main types to consider:

  • Residuary bequest means you can leave the remainder of your estate to Camp Simcha after all your other wishes have been carried out and all expenses relating to your estate have been met. This kind of gift is of the greatest benefit to us as its value increases in line with the value of your estate.
  • Pecuniary bequest is a fixed donation to be left to Camp Simcha. The value of pecuniary legacies decreases over time as a result of inflation so you can index link your donation to ensure it retains its original value.
  • Specific bequest allows a particular named item of value, such as jewellery or an antique to be donated to Camp Simcha.
  • Reversionary bequest is where you give a friend or family member a life interest in your estate for them to enjoy during their lifetime and after their death the remainder of your estate is left to Camp Simcha.

During November Jewish Legacy is offering a free Will writing service. To find out more, contact Nicola Nathan on 020 8202 9297 or by email at legacy@campsimcha.org.uk.


At times I thought I would never emerge from my dark cave of misery, but Camp Simcha shined a light and helped my family climb out


Parent of Camp Simcha child

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