14 April 2016
New Legacy Appeal encourages Methodists to celebrate life
The Methodist Church in Britain has launched a new set of materials encouraging people to consider thinking about the Church when writing a will.
A film supporting the material, titled 'Your Will is Your Legacy', is being shown in Methodist Synods across the country and features Vice-President Designate, Rachel Lampard, speaking about her own personal experience of Methodism.
In the video, Rachel says: "I was born into the Methodist Church. It has nurtured me in my faith. It has taught me so much that's important: about being a good neighbour, learning to forgive and about helping people in practical need as well as working for justice.
"What I leave behind in my will enables what I hold dear in my life to continue after I've gone."
The Methodist Church in Britain facilitates a wide range of church-led projects across the world, as well as supporting its members and church buildings. Hermira Nelson-Okrafor, Fundraising Manager, added: "Through prayer, participation and financial giving, the Church has helped - and continues to help - hundreds of projects.
"One recent example is the erection of the new Annie Douglas House at Cliff College, providing 18 en suite rooms and a seminar space for students at the college, funded in part through generous legacy giving.
"In this Legacy Appeal, we're encouraging people to consider a gift in their will as an extension of their personal giving; a way to continue supporting one's passions long after death.
"Any legacy is an act of great generosity, no matter how big or small. If you're considering supporting the Methodist Church in Great Britain through your will, we'd love to hear from you."
- For more information and to receive your free personalised Legacy Pack visit the website www.methodist.org.uk/legacy or contact Sue on 020 7467 5251 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Both a long and short version of the Legacy Appeal film are available to watch or download from the Methodist Church Vimeo page.
- Fundraising Manager, Hermira Nelson-Okrafor, is available for interview. You can reach her on email@example.com or 020 7467 3531
- Promotional Legacy leaflets can be ordered for your church free of charge from the Methodist Publishing website.