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Legacy and Charitable Giving

Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome survives because of the incredible support given to us by our volunteers, partners and visitors.

Would you like to help this project succeed?

A gift in your Will is a simple yet powerful way of making a difference for the future.

Your gift, large or small, will help us continue our work to inspire future generations; to grow, conserve and display our extraordinary collection; and continue research about Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome and its place in the history - and the future.


How do I include a donation to Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome in my Will?

If you are kindly considering including a donation in your Will, you may find the
wording below helpful to use in your Will or a codicil (a document used to change a
Will that has already been made). We would always recommend that you seek
professional advice to ensure that any legacy meets your own personal
circumstances and is accurate.

Stow Maries Great War  is a charity (registered charity number 1151099) and as
such, a legacy to Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome would be exempt from inheritance tax.
Any amount, large or small, would make a valuable difference to our work and
would be gratefully received.

Percentage Bequest

A Percentage bequest is a percentage share of your estate after other bequests and
any expenses have been paid. Suggested wording:

I give ____ (all or a ___ % share) of my residuary estate to Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, now or previously located at Hackman's Lane, Purleigh, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 6RN (UK registered charity number 1151099) for its general charitable purposes and I declare that the receipt of the Treasurer or other authorised officer at the Aerodrome shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my Executor/s.

Specific Bequest

A Specific bequest is a specific amount of money. Suggested wording:

I give free of tax to Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, now or previously located at Hackman's Lane, Purleigh, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 6RN (UK registered charity number 1151099) the sum of £_____ [sum in words] for its general purposes, and declare that the receipt of the Treasurer or other authorised officer at the Aerodrome shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my Executor/s.

Your solicitor will be able to advise you further about these and other types of

A gift to Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome general charitable purposes ensures that any legacy we receive can be used where it is most needed and can go towards projects we may be working on in the future. If you would If you would like to find out more about legacy giving, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Ian Flint on  


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