Legacy Giving


Growing seeds of hope that flourish year on year

For 600 years there has been an almshouse in Saffron Walden. That’s a wonderful legacy and one that we are eager to protect for generations to come.

You can be part of this vision, by making a bequest that has a lasting impact on the lives of local people. By leaving a gift in your Will, you’ll be helping us to secure not only a unique piece of Saffron Walden’s heritage, but much-needed homes for those in search of a sense of belonging. A legacy is where seeds of hope are planted, so that they can flourish year on year, long after you’re gone.

The Crocus Guild

All those who support us by leaving a gift in their Will, automatically will become members of the Crocus Guild. Every year, members will be invited to a special event that recognises their support and gives them an opportunity to hear more about the Campaign and our plans for the future.

The Trust is grateful for all the bequests it receives, no matter what their size. Here are a few examples of how a legacy gift can transform the lives of local people.

£5,000 | could fund a kitchen garden where residents are able to grow and share their own fruit and vegetables.

£10,000 | could equip a kitchen in one of the new properties.

£25,000 | could fully equip a home for a disabled or less able-bodied resident.

Of course, you can always make a gift that is unrestricted and leaves Trustees free to invest your donation where it’s needed most.

Get in touch

Leaving a gift in your Will is a very personal decision. In fact, it may be the most significant or sizeable charitable gift you’ve ever made. To help you with this process, we are more than happy to offer support and guidance, should you prefer to talk things through before finalising your commitment. If you’d like to speak to someone about your gift, please get in touch with Amy Stevens at amy.stevens@giftedphilanthropy.com

Let us know

If you’ve already remembered Saffron Walden Almshouses in your Will, we’d love to hear from you. Not only will this help us shape our future plans, but it also gives us an opportunity to thank you properly and keep you informed of the work that we’re doing. The information you share with us will be treated as confidential and won’t be legally binding. Simply email us at amy.stevens@giftedphilanthropy.com

Alternatively, you can complete the declaration form below, detailing the type and approximate value of the gift you’d like to make. Whatever the size of your bequest, you can choose to designate this to a specific area of our work or mark it as an unrestricted bequest. Unrestricted funding is really important to the Trust, as this gives us the freedom and flexibility to invest your gift in the greatest area of need when we receive it. Also below are some guidance notes which you can download and take to your solicitor when making or amending your Will.