Support us in your Will
Leaving something of value behind is important for all of us. It shows our contribution to the world has meant something and that our achievements don’t go unnoticed. Leaving a legacy to charity is a great way to ensure your hard work continues to have an impact – by making a gift in your Will to the Film and TV Charity, you’re ensuring that support for individuals and community groups working in film, TV and cinema continues well into the future.
We understand how important it is to look after your family and friends when you’re gone. But once you’ve provided for them, consider including the Film and TV Charity as one of your beneficiaries. It’s truly one of the biggest gifts you can make to our community.
Legacies are great because while they don’t cost you anything today, you have the peace of mind that in the future your contributions will help bring to reality our vision: a supportive film, TV and cinema community that works together to make our industry better.
The potential impact of your legacy
Including the Film and TV Charity in your Will is one of the largest gifts you can make. It shows other people that you trust the work we do and the impact that your donations allow us to make.
Legacy gifts allow us to continue to provide our mental health and wellbeing services, including:
- 24/7 Film and TV Support Line
- Bullying Advice Service
- Freelancer Wellbeing Hub
- Whole Picture Toolkit
Your legacy gift will help fund our services which are a lifeline for so many.
Legacy Giving at The Film and TV Charity in action – Mary Lund OBE
Mary Lund OBE was a great supporter of the Film and TV Charity, choosing to leave a share of the residue of her estate to us and other charities. Remembered by many as the General Secretary of the former Independent Television Companies Association (ITCA), Mary died at 100 years old.
A trailblazer for women in television, Mary held her position at ITCA until she retired in 1980. At the time, the ITCA represented the collective interest and functions of the 15 regional ITV franchises, such as network programme planning, sports rights acquisition, and film purchase. The appreciation of her contribution to the television industry was recognised first by the grant of a Fellowship of the RTS and followed by an OBE.
By leaving a share of her remaining estate to several charities, Mary was able to support 31 different causes she was passionate about. To date, we have gratefully received £60,000 from Mary’s estate, which we’ll use to continue running our mental health services, giving cost of living grants to those needing it most, and providing opportunities to underrepresented industry colleagues.
Together, we can make life better for everyone working behind the scenes.
For more details on how to include the Film and TV Charity in your Will, please download our handy guide – “Your legacy”.
And if you’d like to speak to us about your legacy first, contact us on [email protected]
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