Buxton Festival Foundation: Leave a lasting legacy

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A codicil is a straightforward way of adding a legacy to your will today without having to rewrite its main provisions. A codicil form that can be used to make a pecuniary legacy to the Festival is available for download from our web site at: buxtonfestival.co.uk/support-us/legacies Although we understand that some people prefer to keep the personal decision of leaving a legacy private, we would be delighted to hear from you, if you feel able to let us know, so that we can thank you during your lifetime for your gift to future generations. If you would like to discuss in confidence any aspect of leaving a legacy, please contact the chairman of the Foundation.

CONTACT BUXTON FESTIVAL FOUNDATION 3 The Square, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6AZ Tel: 01298 70395 E-mail: foundation@buxtonfestival.co.uk www.buxtonfestival.co.uk

We are committed to protecting your privacy. We will only use information about you lawfully, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and other relevant legislation and regulations. Buxton Festival Foundation is a registered charity (no. 1096269) PUBLICATION DATE: JULY 2018.

LEAVE A LASTING LEGACY FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS Every year since 1979 the Buxton International Festival has presented an outstanding programme of opera music and books in the beautiful spa town that is Buxton. We hope that you will be inspired to leave a gift to the Festival Foundation, in the knowledge that this will help to ensure the future of the Festival you have enjoyed and loved during your lifetime.


HOW TO LEAVE A LEGACY Legacies can be made by way of a gift of cash, shares or property. Your solicitor can advise you on writing your will. Remember that charitable gifts are free from Inheritance Tax and may also reduce other taxes. Check with your professional adviser or visit hmrc.gov.uk/inheritancetax There are three main types of Legacy: PE C U N I A R Y LE G A C Y : a monetary gift (bequest) of a fixed sum. SP E C I F I C LE G A C Y : a gift of a specific item or asset. RE S I D U A L LE G A C Y : a gift of all or part of the assets remaining in your estate after debts, expenses and specific bequests have been paid.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE Buxton International Festival, a celebration of opera, music and literature, makes a difference to the lives of many people. With over 150 events, it is one of the UK’s largest annual arts festivals attracting visitors to the Peak District from all over the UK as well as an increasing international audience. The Festival brings to Buxton two or three operas of an international standard each year, some of which are entirely self-directed new productions, often of operas that it would be difficult to see elsewhere and this gives the Festival its distinct identity. The Festival’s impact stretches throughout the year, with a winter book weekend and numerous activities for the Friends. A year-round creative learning and outreach programme engages many people young and old in a range of arts projects which inspire and truly change lives. These projects involve diverse sections of the community, school children, people with disabilities, disadvantaged young people and older people in care. The programme also supports young artists at the start of their careers, mentoring and guiding.

It is through the Foundation and the generosity of those who have supported it, either in their life time or through legacies, that the future of the Buxton International Festival will be secured permanently for future generations. Remembering a charity in your will is straightforward and leaving something to the Festival no matter how small will really make a difference.

PLEASE LEAVE A LEGACY TODAY TO: Buxton Festival Foundation - charity number 1096269 of 3 The Square, Buxton, Derbyshire SL17 6AZ for its general charitable purposes. The receipt of the Charity’s treasurer or any other proper officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge to your Executors. The Buxton Festival Foundation was established in 2002 by the Friends of the Festival to contribute to the long-term stability and continued development of the Festival. It is a separate registered charity.

MALCOLM FRASER (1939-2012) This legacy appeal is in memory of the commitment and contribution of one of the founders of the Buxton Festival, Malcolm Fraser. His vision and energy were instrumental in establishing this eclectic opera festival that has carved a niche in the musical world by staging standard pieces alongside lesser-known works. You can help perpetuate his legacy by leaving a donation in your will to the Festival Foundation.