Leaving a gift in your will

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Leaving a gift in your will

David Nasmith left a lasting legacy when he started Glasgow City Mission way back in 1826. His vision of showing Christian love to homeless and marginalised people was to spread around the world. Today, we continue to bring about lasting change in our city, demonstrating God’s love to vulnerable families and people struggling with homelessness, addiction, loneliness, unemployment or mental health issues. Everyone who comes to us is made in God’s image and we want to help them fulfil their potential.

Why your gift is so important?

Leaving a gift in your Will to Glasgow City Mission will enable us to continue with Christ’s message of hope. Your legacy will help people for generations to come to break free from their oppressive situations.

At our City Centre project we run a Drop-in each weekday evening and a range of lunch clubs. From here we signpost people to our clubs, classes and advice sessions which enable people to improve their situations and move forwards with their lives. Over 250 vulnerable people receive help from Glasgow City Mission every day.

Our Child and Family Centre in Govan provides high quality care for children and their parents. Through working with the whole family, we aim to give children the best possible start in life and break the poverty cycle.

Once you’ve taken care of your loved ones, a gift in your will whether big or small makes a substantial difference to vulnerable people and disadvantaged families in Glasgow.

How can I transform lives for generations to come?

You can leave a legacy to Glasgow City Mission by creating a Will or amending your existing Will. This might sound complicated or time consuming but your solicitor will be able to help you through the process. No gift is too small to make a difference.

 Your solicitor can help you decide what’s best for you. You can choose to leave:

  • a share of your estate - a percentage share is particularly helpful as this will keep pace with inflation
  • a fixed sum
  • a specific item such as a piece of jewellery, assets or shares.

Any gift you make is exempt from inheritance tax because Glasgow City Mission is a charity. We would recommend consulting your solicitor to ensure your will is up-to-date, valid and reflects your intentions.

"We are so thankful that, possibly many years ago, individuals made the decision to support Glasgow City Mission through a gift in their will. So much has been accomplished as a result. We thank God that His timing is perfect." Grant Campbell, Chief Executive.

If you would like more information on leaving a legacy to Glasgow City Mission, please contact Graham Steven, Partnerships and Communications Manager on 0141 221 2630 or email graham.steven@glasgowcitymission.com

Download our Leaving a gift in your will leaflet (pdf)

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