YMCA MENDIP

WORKING IN MENDIP &
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Leaving a Legacy

Building on one man’s vision

In 1844, a drapery clerk called George Williams left a special legacy when he started a spiritual and educational support group for young working men in London. This was the foundation of the modern-day YMCA.

Over the years, we’ve reached countless young men and women. During both World Wars, the YMCA provided vital support for soldiers posted far from home. From these beginnings the YMCA is now one of the biggest Christian charities and the largest youth welfare organisation in the country.

By leaving a legacy to the YMCA in your Will, you will build on history – helping young people rebuild their lives, well into the future.

Making a Will is the only way to ensure that the property and savings you’ve worked so hard to build up over the years go to the people you love, and the causes you support.

We hope that YMCA Mendip is one of these causes. Leaving a legacy to the YMCA can help us continue to give young people the chance to rebuild their lives, well into the future.

Even if you have a Will already, it’s never too late to make a change stating that you want to leave a gift to YMCA Mendip. A residuary legacy helps us most because the value of your gift does not get eaten away by inflation.

In most cases, writing or amending your Will is reasonably straightforward. However, we do recommend that you have a chat with your solicitor for good, impartial advice.

If you don’t have one, the Law Society can help you find one. Contact them on 020 7242 1222 or visit them online at solicitors-online. For more information about the work of YMCA Mendip browse this website or ring Karen Deverell 01749 679553