Legacy Giving

Why support The Pennoyer Centre

The Pennoyer Centre has a rich heritage and has so much to offer local people both now and in the future. We need your help to make sure it continues to serve this and future generations.

Perhaps you live locally, have spent treasured holidays in the area or celebrated a special occasion at the Centre. Maybe you have a family connection to the airships stationed locally or to the old school that formerly occupied the building. You could be a patron of the arts, an architect or interested in local history.

We want to be able to continue the preservation of this important part of our heritage and keep its history alive.  We need the support of local people to ensure it remains at the heart of the community not just today but for years to come. Have you considered making provision in your will to help preserve this important part of our heritage and ensure that the Pennoyer Centre prospers for the benefit of current and future generations?

Some of the  reasons you may choose to support The Pennoyer Centre include:

  • Preserving the Medieval Guild Chapel dating back to the 15th Century.
  • Promoting the History of Pennoyer’s Free School established in the 17th Century by the Puritan merchant, William Pennoyer.
  • Maintaining the Airship Museum and archive of airship memorabilia relating to Royal Navy Air Station (RNAS) Pulham, commemorating the airships that used the base when patrolling the North Sea searching for U-boats in WW1, as well as hosting the famous R33 and R34 passenger airships.
  • Hosting events such as exhibitions and musical performances in our small, unique arts venue.
  • Reaching out to older people who may be lonely or isolated offering them friendship, or organising activities that engage young children and their families.

All contributions, whatever the value are greatly appreciated and can make a real difference.

£75 to buy plants for the gardens around Pennoyers for the community and visitors to enjoy each all year round.

£200 to pay for the annual service of our lift which ensures our building is accessible to all.

£500 to pay for our marketing costs to promote our community events for a year.

£1000 to pay for the maintenance and upkeep of the Airship Museum for one year, including renewal of children’s activities and  materials.

£2000 to continue our work cataloguing our collection of archive materials and make them accessible online.

£6000 to pay for the cost of business and buildings insurance for one year which will guarantee that village groups can continue to meet in comfort and that we are able to continue to provide a programme of community events for local people to enjoy.

Making or amending your will

If you are making or changing your Will, you should seek independent advice from a professional. Our free Will planner document may also be helpful and is available.

Making a gift to charity in your Will can be tax-efficient and reduce the amount of tax payable – find out more information at https://www.gov.uk/inheritance-tax

If you have decided to update an existing Will to include a gift to The Pennoyer Centre, a ‘codicil’ form is available to print and complete. A codicil allows you to make minor amendments to an existing Will and is a legal document once signed and witnessed.

Should you wish to discuss gifts in Wills please contact admin@pennoyers.org.uk . We would also love the opportunity to say thank you should you choose to pledge a gift to The Pennoyer Centre Charity by acknowledging the gift  ‘in memoriam’.

Donations in Memoriam

If you would like to celebrate the life of a loved one, The Pennoyer Centre offers flexible space for wakes and other gatherings.  You may wish to ask for donations to The Pennoyer Centre in place of flowers at the funeral.  To find out more contact the Centre Manager at admin@pennoyers.org.uk.

For larger sums, we would be happy to discuss acknowledgement of a gift in the form of an ‘in memoriam’  plaque to remember community-minded people who wish to support our vibrant community hub for this and future generations.

One-off or regular donations to The Pennoyer Centre.

For your peace of mind

  • We will never publicise your legacy without your permission, and we will never pass on your information to any third party unless necessary, for example completing online processing or for a legal obligation
  • Leaving a legacy to the Pennoyer Centre can help reduce your inheritance tax rate, please speak to a financial expert to ensure you receive the correct advice
  • Some people choose to leave an item of worth (known as specific gifts), a sum of money (pecuniary gifts) or a share of their residual estate (residuary gifts), to ensure funds only come to the Pennoyer Centre after specified legacies. Leaving estates to charity is known as a ‘residuary gift’. It is important that the gift is described precisely in your will, so executors fully understand your intention
  • Please consult expert advice to help decide your best legacy option

For your information

If you are interested in leaving the Pennoyer Centre a legacy gift in your will, your solicitor will require our details:

Registered charity name: The Pennoyer Centre
Charity registration number: 1135788
Registered address: Station Road, Pulham Saint Mary, Diss, IP21 4QT

Please contact us if you would like to chat through how your legacy will be used, or discuss how we will ensure your wishes are fully honoured in your memory.

Please contact us if you have any queries regarding legacy gifting